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Old 11-23-2010, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drought, then rain...recipe for success??

Been dry dry dry here all summer. Everything is low low low. Had a rockstar of a rain roll through here yesterday. The Kankakee River should start to see a rise in its water as this water starts coming in. There are tons of driftwood throughout the river....but mostly along the edges. This provides perfect ambush spots.

Now are these bronzebacks and bucketmouths going to be going into the shallows as new areas are flooded looking for food washed in, or using this new structure as ambush spots? It is going to be a short window if more water doesn't follow. With the numerous bayous from the old original winding river bed, would one be best served getting out into those areas and seeing if anything is stalking these new shallow water areas? In spring these would warm quicker and be a draw, I don't think that will be the case in the fall with the cold air temperatures. This is even if there is enough water to get these deep enough to go target.

I am thinking of just throwing spinnerbaits and swimbaits at the structure in the main channel. What do you all think?
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Drought, then rain...recipe for success??

Bodeen if the water is rising, I would go shallow, thats what everyone does down here, even with the cooler temps those LMB are going to go check out the newly flooded areas in search of food, there will still be some good fishing on the deep structure, but there will be some that will go in search of new food sources in the shallows. Id go with the spinnerbait, possibly a swim jig, and then i would be flipping a jig or creature bait to all that floating debris and newly flooded timber. Good luck man.
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