Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Be doubly careful fishing rivers at this time

A few years ago there were a couple of accidents on the Clinton River involving canoer's or kayakers resulting in fatalities. It was springtime with plenty of sun along with plenty of high, fast water.
That's the conditions we face today, not only here in Oakland County, but up north on some of our favorite rivers including the Manistee, Sturgeon, and all branches of the AuSable.
Veteran guides are rescheduling float and wade trips while waiting for water levels to decrease and currents to become more manageable.
Locally, Paint Creek and the Clinton River are in the same shape. Along with high and fast water, it's also very clouded due to heavy rains causing run off.
Rather than risk an accident trying to wade or float any of these waters, put things on hold until conditions improve.
Remember, the fish don't start biting until you get there.

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