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River Flooding Question(S)

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Not that I am going to be fishing this river when flooded, however.

I have a few spots I fish in normal conditions which is gin clean water, with depths ranging from few inches to 5 feet deep, when it floods the water is brown like chocolate milk and can raise 20+ feet, what do Bass do in this? In lakes I understand that Bass can transition closer to shore and or stay near the same spots, in a river if they transition to the shorelines in my example its nothing but trees and lots of them with very fast flowing water, would they find cover similar to what they have in normal condition's, like a large tree that cuts the current? This spot also has about 5 bridges within a 3 mile area, would they utilize this? Or would they go to a flooded soccer field for example and visit the goal posts lol?

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I fish a river that floods quite often. Its below a flood control reservoir and the Corp floods it unannounced. It gets high with a lot of current.The best places I have found is any creek or ditch intersection.These fish are use to flooding though, your fish may behave differently.

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During floods the smallies will seek out current breaks, they will go up creeks if the water is slower. An old timer once told me to fish the creek openings during the flood. Good luck

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During floods the smallies will seek out current breaks, they will go up creeks if the water is slower. An old timer once told me to fish the creek openings during the flood. Good luck

That makes sense, however I wont be fishing the river and or outlying streams when its flooded, its not safe and I have other areas to fish, but thanks for all the input.

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Target the slack water eddies.

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In addition to what has already been said, when the river is up and muddy, find slack water that is shallow (3 feet or less, preferably less) and has direct sunlight shining on it. These areas will have the most light penatration,and therefore the best visibility for the fish.

Also, find flooded trees/root balls along the shore line.

Throw large jigs, colorado blade spinnerbaits, wide wobble cranks (rattles are a plus) etc. I almost always use black/dark colors.

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Here in Florida I have caught good fish that have" followed the water". Flipping and pitching.

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