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 I live in the St. Louis area and it has been pouring as of late, but, the rain is supposed to finally stop tomorrow and I've been dying to fish. I want to head out to a couple farm ponds tomorrow morning. However, as we have gotten about 10 inches of rain in the last week, you can bet the ponds will be high and incredibly muddy. I would normally wake up at 4 AM and drive about an hour to get there.  So what do you guy think. Is it worth it? Do I have any chance of actually catching fish after this much rain? Or should I just take the day to sleep in?

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I'd fish.  Warm muddy water is totally different than cold muddy water, which is generally known as the worst fishing you can get. 

 

Especially in a farm pond, you should be able to find them on the bank and they will be active in warm water. 

Dirty water puts them on hard objects, and the bank is an object, make multiple casts :) 

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Sounds good. That is really what I wanted to hear. Any suggestions on baits? I was thinking Buzzbaits, Spinnerbaits, and maybe some loud lipless crankbaits?

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I love buzzers, but they don't always find them as good in muddy water. 

If it's super muddy, I'd start with a slower moving topwater like a popper or prop bait, then colorado blade spinnerbait, then a flipping jig w rattles - tight to cover. 

If that doesn't do it, maybe my advice to get out of bed wasn't so good :) 

Hope ya wreck em!

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The best time to go fishing is anytime ya can go fishing!

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Use anything noisy and brite.

Mike

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The best time to go fishing is anytime ya can go fishing!

 

ANYTIME....

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Use anything noisy and brite.

Mike

I tend to hear different things on the best colors to use in muddy water, It seems that many people swear by black, but others opt for chartreuse or other bright colors?

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Fishing is better than working... So, yes, I'd fish.

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In muddy water especially caused by an inordinate amount of rain, and want to throw a crankbait, I always use the brightest, most colorfull, chartreuse predominant one I have.

If throwing plastic I'll use a rattle and/or beads.

Mike

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Sounds like it could make for a good frog, popper, topwater bite.

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The best time to go fishing is anytime ya can go fishing!

Agree 110%   ... if you want to fish go fish ... doesn't mean the fish will cooperate but as they always say ... a bad day of fishing is better than any day at work.  :D

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OF COURSE it's a good day to go fishin. A bad day fishin is better than a good day with the wife.

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If you don't go you will be kicking yourself tomorrow night.

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Catching fish in conditions "they" say you shouldn't be able to makes it even more fun. Go for it!

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Suggestions:

Red/Orange Lipless Crankbaits

Blue/Black Bladed jigs

Blue/black jigs/soft plastics 

Red/firetiger/chartreuse squarebills 

Spinnerbaits

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I think the real question is when is not worth fishing?

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Suggestions:

Red/Orange Lipless Crankbaits

Blue/Black Bladed jigs

Blue/black jigs/soft plastics

Red/firetiger/chartreuse squarebills

Spinnerbaits

Black Spinnerbaits with Chartreuse Highlights and a Colorado blade slay in dirty water
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Do not over look a black red jig & black red trailer!

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We get flooded conditions all the time. Consider a long-arm single Colorado blade gold with a chartreuse skirt spinner bait. Let that big blade throb and throb. A black worm T-rigged with a red tail gets job done, too.

 

The Old School Basser

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Fish tight to whatever cover there is. Muddy water tends to make fish more predictable and less aware of your presence on the bank. They will hug to whatever cover is available or they'll hug for he bank. Jigs pitched to cover and chatterbaits or square bills everywhere else.

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