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After the Floods

When I was young, the "old guys" of the time told me to get out to the creek after heavy rains. "When the water rises from the rain, food is washed into the creek; and the trout feed heavily."

A couple of them, notably "Pike" DiBartolome, gave knowing nods when they continued with, "When we have a flood, you aren't going to be able to fish for a while. But, when the water goes down enough so that you can wade safely, you want to be fishing. You're smart to use the biggest baits you can get because the big trout are 'out.' They will be looking for large mouthfuls of food."

I have often fished a...


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