Special Report #61
HOW TO FISH WHEN THE WATER IS UP
Cliff Craft of Sugar Hill, Georgia, has been one of the country's leading anglers. A professional fishing guide on Georgia's Lake Lanier as well as a tackle representative, Craft travels the country teaching fishing seminars and competing in bass fishing tournaments.
Craft explains, "When the water is coming up, bass are easy to find. The bass will rapidly move from the creek channels, ditches and structure to the shallow water to feed when the water begins to rise. I believe the fish are following the bait into these newly inundated areas."
"Novice anglers often are afraid of not being able to catch bass when they get to a lake and see that a usually beautiful body of water has turned into a clay hole. However, generally, rising water moves bass more shallow and closer to shore. When the water starts up, the bassing should get better. If I had my choice, I would rather fish rising water than any other water condition as long as the water doesn't come up too quickly and isn't too muddy."
Order Special Report #61 to learn more about Craft's strategies for catching bass when the water is up.