Karl asked

I don’t know if you’ve been out at Hay creek lately but it is gin clear! Basically its an aquarium. I’ve had some luck, but even the lightest presentation sends the bottom writhing with spooked fish. Any suggestions? Night fishing?


All small creeks can be hard at times. Sometimes if you just sit and stay put the fish will settle down. Sometimes feeding down stream into the holes works better than coming up from behind. Stay out of the water if you can. The stream I live on kicks my butt often. The fish at the bridge are so spooky, they out smart me more often than I, them . When the water goes slightly off color though, I get back at them because they can’t see me when I am right next to them. Also, go to the broken water. They can’t see you through that.