I was out saturday putting time on my motor (brand new,....going through the break-in process) and it was rough and dirty!! 2-3footers due to a strong east wind! I spent most of my time in the St.Clair river to avoid the wind and an hour or so up and down the Sni. The river and channels are slightly stained but the lake is dirty. I think we need a good north wind to help blow that dirty water south,.....and i think we'll still have stained to dirty water on the US side this weekend. I launched out of Selfridge and that whole Anchor Bay area looked like coffee!!
i have a question for you guys who know the pond. im not looking for specifics as far as lures and spots.
what do you guys do when the water is dirty and you have a tournament? do you take off looking for cleaner water in other areas or do you tough it out and fish 'your spots'? i mean if you have areas that always produce fish, wouldnt you still fish them even if the water is dirty? when the water is dirty, do you use brighter colors, slower moving baits, fish slower? i have limited experience on clair and limited experience with coffee water. just trying to put together a game plan for this weekend. any help would be greatly appreciated and i would be glad to dedicate my very first tournament victory to you guys
Ive been out 8-10 times over the last month, water clarity has been 1-2ft from Metropark to 9mile and down to Windmill point as opposed to the 6-8+ ft of last year. Could be the abundant rain or the south winds?
Madman24 - I've found that being specific to spots (rocks/weeds) make noise (rattles/heavier wieghts stiring up the bottom) and brighter colors, have helped me boat fish while my partners were struggling intill they swiched.
I tore them up the one day I was out on the new Firetiger tube by Xtreme bass. That was my first time using the new color and it outfished the other colors we tried in the dirty water by a large margin. I'll be doing some more testing.