I've heard many things from many people about high water and the affects it has on fishing. I have fished many times during high water and have done very well and in return there has been many times during high water that I have done very poor. I have fished a river while it is rising and I have fished while it is falling and I have fished during the time where it isn't really rising or falling but rather just running high. During all of these times I have done both rather well at times and pretty poorly at times. From my experiences I have had mixed luck with all types of water levels. So for me it is tough to rule out something because of one bad experience, since at some point during the same conditions I have had a better experience......I guess what I am trying to get at is this, I am not asking for fishing advice, I have been doing it for many years and I have a handle on that part of it, but I am asking more for your experiences during different water levels and the success or failure that came with it. I want to see if there is any pattern or similarities to what other people have experienced. For instance I have always been told to fish a river on the rise and not on the fall.....well some of my best fishing has come shortly after high water when the river was going back to normal stages. So to me, that statement means nothing since I have proven it wrong. Let me know.