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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2021, 07:21:43 AM »
Thanks Phil.  With the river on the way to summer lows I was thinking about trying to go out of Dorsey.  I think I will go to Clarke instead.

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2021, 08:34:41 AM »
Hi Rick, what level is your cutoff for Ft Hunter (Harrisburg gauge)?
Thinking about Muddy Creek tonight. The mornings are low and still. I'd like to see what difference the flow will make. I like the evening bite but can I stand the heat? Probably will make it a 3 hour tour.

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2021, 08:58:43 AM »
Getting low up here few places upriver is getting to skinny to safely run.

At least your catching some fish in this heat.

I have been catching some dinks but some other bass fishermen have caught a few big fish in the last week. 3.78 lb was one of the bigger ones.
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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2021, 09:08:58 AM »
Hi Rick, what level is your cutoff for Ft Hunter (Harrisburg gauge)?

I was out yesterday with the gauge at 3.52.  I putted across a spot I know is shallow and was reading a little over a foot, so in theory I could still run that on plane a little lower.  There are a number of rocks just below the surface that if I went over them I might tick but if going at a speed to just be on plane I don't think there would be any damage and I certainly wouldn't get stuck.

The bigger issue is that I am banging up my TM.  I fear using it until the sun is up so I can see the rocks, and even then I am hitting them or the bottom.  Today's project is taking it apart to make sure I don't have water intrusion.

To answer your question I will be hesitant at 3.4.

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2021, 10:32:53 AM »
Getting low up here few places upriver is getting to skinny to safely run.

At least your catching some fish in this heat.

I have been catching some dinks but some other bass fishermen have caught a few big fish in the last week. 3.78 lb was one of the bigger ones.
AM or PM it seems all I can get is 9 fish. Got into a small bunch last night. Seeing the shad break water and casting to it is getting most of my fish. Seem to get a 16" every day. Hot, sticky and buggy!

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2021, 11:38:25 AM »
Phil
They have been catching them before 10:00 am.
Bad thunderstorms last night, picked up 0.50" of rain which we needed.
They usually have been going north or south of us. Rain should keep the river from dropping anymore for a few days.
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2021, 11:44:45 AM »
Seeing the shad break water and casting to it is getting most of my fish.

Phil - that drives me crazy down there.  When I see that I throw the tackle box at them with no luck.  I have even gone over huge pods of them and can't get a bite.

What do you use that works?

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2021, 12:41:43 PM »
Mostly 1/2 oz  rattle trap. Been using mostly the shad warpig because when it sinks it travels straight whereas the rattle trap goes any old direction. I have done this at Raystown also. On occasion I will through a Ned. It just is what I can get to the fastest.There is a 105' plus channel over past beach island and I have caught them there when the shad break the surface.

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2021, 03:05:00 PM »
Thanks Phil.  Have you found color to make a difference?

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« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2021, 08:21:23 AM »
I am partial to the midnight pearl warpig and rattle trap chrome/blue. Though I have used others but no darker colors. I use a Ned (dirt) on 1/16oz so I think the success is the slow fall. First pick is the warpig.

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Re: Muddy Creek levels
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2021, 10:00:58 AM »
Zelmo
Anything as long as it is green pumpkin up here.  :D
Ned has been the most consistent.

Phil over the years I have done ok with chrome.
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