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Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Capt_Culver, Aug 21, 2007.
How do the rising rivers affect the bite?
i have found that is pushes the fish up on the banks more, probably to feed on worms, insects etc. that are getting flooded from their house and home lol. current breaks, inside bends , or any slack water areas with fast current nearby seem to be nice holding areas for the fish and at times they can really get stacked up there. the fish don't like fighting heavy current for very long periods. i also think rising water in hot summer triggers the bite esp. with the hot water temps, we have been having. added oxygen, gets the bait fish moving around more!. in the early spring, it does the same, but with an warming effect after the cold winter. so if you ask me i would rather fish high water, then low water no matter what time of the year. i have seemed to do better when the water is soaring, just my opinion though..hope this helps..rollo:wink: