Last week we had a flash flood on our local river. The river rose 4 times its normal high in a few hours. Chris and I fished it the afternoon of the flood but the water was dirty like we have never seen before.
No fish landed
The next day I was on a road trip to the capital city to test out a new Jointed Codmotion. But knowing the local was in flood I had to make a detour on the way. Lucky the Cod gear was packed as the river was still dirty (must of been doing some works upstream) Anyway I used a Codmotion to see if I could wake them up.
Ended the quick session with two nice Bass taken on a larger than normal bass lure (time to start thinking again)
In the car and off for the long drive. Lucky the patrol has enough room in the back for a bed as this is where I would be sleeping for the night. Music full and a can of energy drink and the trip was sweet.
Next morning meet up with a good friend and in search of Cod we went. we fished hard and long and ended the day with two Cod (one each) and a Yellow belly.
Back in the car for the long trip home but again a detour and a quick Bass fish. This time the river was back to normal hight but still running dirty. No fish MMMMMMMMMM
The standard Bass flys are along the popper style. After many years chasing my local Bass on lures you understand what they like, and poppers are not on the list.
So the Waking Wiggle was developed to produce a Wake across the surface on a constant retrieve. This has been a winner.
Based along the line of the wiggle minnow but some tweaks