The New Medina

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Jimbo Roberts
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The New Medina

Post by Jimbo Roberts » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:52 am

I had to get my feet wet somewhere this week and I ended up on the Medina at Ruedi's Camp. All I can say is, If you haven't fished the Medina in the last 9 months like me, you are in for a shock! There must have been some sort of flood on Red Bluff Creek, because where it meets the Medina there is a new gravel bar that pushed the river away from the Bluff some 50 feet.
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I know it changes every year, but this is a big change and the area downstream changed considerably also.
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I walked much further downstream than usual looking for new holes to fish. The lake has receeded downstream and after about 1 mile I gave up looking for it after awhile. The area downstream has turned into very shallow flats with the river running so low.
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The water was extremely clear and low, so it was easy to understand why the Bass where so spooky.
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I still caught some but not in the numbers that most trips. They were ganged up in the deeper pools mostly, especially the larger ones. I had only one real good one on, about 3 lbs, and it broke me off.
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The Rio grandes are really taking over. They were everywhere! Not many big ones, but a bunch of medium sized ones.
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I caught this image of the pale Moon rising before dusk.
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The Medina is always full of surprises!
Jimbo

TrentW
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Post by TrentW » Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:37 pm

The Medina suffers with low water levels. They get spooky and lathargic when the water level is lower than normal. I have had some of my best times on the upper Medina river in Spring to early Summer. Nice pics.
TW

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