USGS Hydrographs, a method of reading water.

Hydrographs and Rivers

Reading Water: Hydrographs

 Fluctuating River and Lake levels can have a profound effect on fish behavior. Before heading out to any body of water it’s imperative to make sure that the water is “Fishable”. It’s entirely possible that by the time you get to your favorite fishing hole that it could be completely Blown Out, especially if the hole is significantly far from where you live. 


 All the gear necessary and the knowledge needed to get fish on the hook all the time will set you apart from everyone on the water. If instructions are followed correctly, fishermen can spot you out of a line of anglers over a hundred strong just by the techniques, gear, and garb your using and wearing; that's how distinctive my fishing techniques are, but the most obvious nature of all these variances will be the amount of fish YOU WILL hook into. Other anglers will want to know what it is that's getting you fish as they stand there skunked! 


 

A brief example of Reading Water and what it means for increasing hookups

I took an angler out fishing one day to fish the salt (marine environment) and told him to cast at an approaching school of fish.
“What in the heck are you talking about? I don’t see a thing…just water.”
I’ve been reading water for about thirty years and simply took for granted that he could do it too. I pointed out particular ripples on the surface telling him that it was a moving school of salmon. He couldn’t believe, as a matter of fact he was so stupefied that he wouldn’t cast. Quickly, I took his rod out of his hand, cast, let the offering fall for a little acoustic action, felt a tug, pulled on the rod, and FISH ON! I gave my buddy back the rod and listened to his howls of glee as he battled the huge salmon.
“I’ve been seeing that for years and didn’t know it was fish! How did you do that?”
So I told him, and what do you know? He’s been catching fish hand-over-fish since then.
Want to know what he now knows? Want to know what I know? Want to look like a fishing expert even if you’re not?


 

Researched Data and Fishing Applications

In the last 28 years I’ve never gone to a body of water that didn’t have fish in it. Want to know how and why I'm able to do that when even the most technologically advaced boating equipment can’t? I created investigative fishing applications for fresh and saltwater environments with over 100,000 hours of research to back them up. These techniques/applications work for anyone and work everywhere. I’ve had the great fortune to watch seven-year old boys learn the art of Noodle-Rod Fishing within the span of only a few hours. Anglers who have struggled for years get fish on the hook within minutes after hitting the water. Anyone old enough to read can master these awesome fishing insights. Fishermen who have struggled in the past realize that in many cases the answer to getting a hookup is amazingly simple, laughably, and somewhat insultingly easy.


 Regardless of your fishing experience, all anglers can benefit from this site, book, and services. If you’re having trouble getting fish on the hook write or call and we’ll figure out what to do to increase hookups. 

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See that Hydrograph? I can tell you instantly when the best are...cool right? Learn how to read water. Our angling trips are about educating clients. Learn what we know and you too will be able to fish anywhere. Call or write to schedule your next fishing trip. 

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