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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:32:14 PM(UTC)
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Here's some some sage advice from Jay Ford Thurston regarding stream turbidity.

Some of my best days Trout fishing have been when there was a 1/4" rain shower the night before, putting just the right amount of stain on the water the following day. Add some cloudy skies to the mix and the Trout put on the feed bag.


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Gurth  
#2 Posted : Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:09:02 PM(UTC)
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Pfffffft!

Stain is for sissies.

I exclusively fish skinny gin at noon in full sun.

And with a size 15 PM.

Find out real quick what a fish is made of.









Good read actually. Thanks for posting.



Sigh... Is it 3:00 yet? I think I get to take the dog for a walk again tonight.



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AutobotTrainer  
#3 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 5:55:35 PM(UTC)
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I agree with Bill. The day after a good little rain has helped me snag my best fish. With the smaller streams in Iowa, the turbid water helps with stealth

This guy was snagged on one of those perfect "light chocolate milk" days. I had multiple 14"+ browns on that day.



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madguy30  
#4 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 11:37:20 PM(UTC)
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I don't know if the bite is any better than normal, although I do find I catch fish closer to me when it's rain-stained.

But last year on a stained stream I was able to get so close that I watched a fish come up just as a white fly of some sort was landing on the surface. Those are always a favorite moment in a day.
weiliwen  
#5 Posted : Friday, March 23, 2018 11:39:20 PM(UTC)
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I'll add to the chorus - I have done better in Vernon County, at least, when there is a little color in the water. It might be a factor of my lack of stealth.
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
s.t.fanatic  
#6 Posted : Monday, March 26, 2018 2:26:14 PM(UTC)
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When fishing stained to down right dirty water I have done the best in the far back end of the pool.
thanks 1 user thanked s.t.fanatic for this useful post.
NBrevitz on 3/26/2018(UTC)
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