Wind and rain is going to muddy the river, making fishing tough once again this week.
Don't expect much this week, as water temperatures will remain around 38 degrees. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “The week is starting off with rain as temperatures warm into the upper 50s with lows overnight in the upper 30s. Tuesday looks like the nicest day of the week with sunshine and breezy conditions near 50. Falling temperatures and highs only around 40 for the rest of the week with a chance of rain or snow showers for Saturday.”
Open hook presentations like MIZMO tubes and grubs on ¼-ounce heads tied to 6-pound test GAMMA Copoly line are solid bets in the shallows near deep water. Try chartreuse grubs and watermelon red flake tubes. Fish very slowly, pausing frequently. Punisher hair jigs soaked in Jack's Juice Crawfish spray with Missile Baits Twin Turbo grubs will also produce.
As usual, Silver Buddy 1/2-ounce baits will cover water and depths to find fish. Use 14-pound test GAMMA Copoly and short burps while pausing occasionally. Cast to shallows and work down drops. Bites are light, reel and pull to set the hook.
Blue Plains and Four Mile Run are warm water spots and good situations for Lucky Craft Pointer 78 suspending jerkbaits. Make long casts on 6-8 pound test around clear water. Longer pauses work better with light taps to create a slow moving target. Also try split shot rigs with MIZMO grubs on 6-pound test with a 3/16-ounce weight. Spinning gear is best for this. Also try Carolina Rigs with 1-ounce Round Valley Tungsten weights. Leaders of 18 inches with Texas rigged Mizmo Lizards on GAMMA EDGE 16-pound test and 12-pound test leaders.