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What is the best way to fish creeks?? The creeks i fish have fallin trees everywhere with very little deep spots. I think the deepest spot is 4.5 ft... Please help.

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Nate

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Wade in it and cover alot of area finding productive spots. Look for bigger rocks, weeds, and timber in the water. Fish deep holes slowly and you will catch bigger fish.

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Nate, I have my best luck with a Tiny Torpedo. Cast upstream of the holes or cover and reel it across or by the cover. Numerous species of fish   will attack the TT but bass in my area find em irresistable

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In a small creek its definitely best to wade upstream and make long casts whenever possible. If you spook any fish, just get in a good spot and be real still for a few minutes.....they will most likely come back when they think the threat is gone.

And the Tiny Torpedo suggestion is a good one, sometimes they'll blast it all day long. When they dont, I like a watermelon or green pumpkin straight tail worm. (ZOOM finesse or Power Bait Shaky worm) on a small spot remover head.

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In a small creek its definitely best to wade upstream and make long casts whenever possible. If you spook any fish, just get in a good spot and be real still for a few minutes.....they will most likely come back when they think the threat is gone.

And the Tiny Torpedo suggestion is a good one, sometimes they'll blast it all day long. When they dont, I like a watermelon or green pumpkin straight tail worm. (ZOOM finesse or Power Bait Shaky worm) on a small spot remover head.

^^I agree, I have been doing very well on the green/brown worms on jig heads in small rivers all summer long. Those and soft jerkbaits are my best baits for smallies this summer. Try either of those options in a color that matches the bottom of your river. Retrieve them from shallows into deeper, rockier areas in or around current. If there are smallmouth in the creek, that method will catch em.

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Definitely go along with the wading!  Had a great couple of days off the New River fishing 4" grubs in black and watermelon.  Haven't done it in about 20 years, but used to have tons of fun fly-fishing the creeks off the James River in central VA.

One word of caution!  Wading can be dangerous, so always wear a pfd when you wade.

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Wading is the best way to make good presentations and often times to cast period in small creeks.  tiny torps, small suspending jerkbaits, grubs, and inline spinners such as panther martins or roostertails are great.  You can cover all the water columns when you come upon a good deep hole.

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I also agree that dark colors like watermeleon/green work very well on a standup type jighead. I fish in a creek called the Cattaraugus that has some monster smallmouth in the waters. But the deep holes are few as well.

Gulp Shakey Worm in a watermelon color with a shakey head jig pulled a nice 18" out of about three foot of water for me. Biggest so far of the year.

Regular 7" Berkley power worms (numerous colors based on water conditions) have always worked wonders for me.

Zoom tricky worm in a bubblegum color has also garnished me some hits.

I usually do not use any type of hard bait as there are a lot of rocks and ledges. Snags are very common if you don't go in rigging a plastic weedless.

Good luck and always toss up stream and fish it slow.

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