Fishing Tip: fishing murky water

June 21, 2007 by John - No Comments

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Many anglers avoid fishing on days when wind and waves cause beaches and bays to get murky. And with good reason — muddy water can often turn off the bite. However, at times cloudy water can work to your advantage. Though fish in murky water can be much tougher to spot, the limited visibility makes them less spooky and selective, which can allow for closer casts and lead to more aggressive strikes. And try chartreuse jigs and plugs when it’s muddy – they’re easier for fish to see and track.