Author Topic: Deep Creek cloudy water  (Read 435 times)

Offline CBOYCE1

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Deep Creek cloudy water
« on: Jan 15, 2018, 09:13 AM »
I fished Sunday and the guy I was fishing with had a camera. He noticed that in the center of the cove the water was murky and couldnít make out jig 2 feet from the camera. The shallow edges were crystal clear. The murky water was also 1.5 degrees warmer. We are assuming that this is from run off into the cove but seeing how it was just in the deeper areas does this mean that there is some current in these coves. Has anyone else noticed this?  I was fishing in the deeper water and fishing was very slow so I wonder if the off color water turned them off or cut down visibility so they couldnít see my jig.
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Offline flyfishbowhunticefish

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Re: Deep Creek cloudy water
« Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2018, 09:33 AM »
The clear water would have been fresh water seeping in through the edges from the thaw. In reading in-depth outdoor articles this would be the time to target shallows near weed beds where the fresh clean water is at.
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Offline Old School

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Re: Deep Creek cloudy water
« Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2018, 03:47 PM »
There are significant currents in DCL, especially near the bridges. Also southern coves, especially Turkey Neck between Yacht Club & Cables.

Offline Jeremy Quick

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Re: Deep Creek cloudy water
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Yesterday there was a lot of stained water coming in from the creeks

Offline McfishinWV

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Re: Deep Creek cloudy water
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Iím the friend Cboyce mentioned in the original post. I was on the ice again yesterday and noticed the cloudy water started around 14ft. I popped a hole at 18ft and noticed it was crystal clear down to 11-12í, then the last 6í was thick and dirty. Didnít get near the action in the dirty water but the couple I caught were jumbos. Interesting if nothing else.


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