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Old 12-30-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Turbidity at the Willamette River

Thought I would post this again for all who like to fish the Willamette. Great tool to see the clarity out there for those trolling Springers. Could make the difference for some of us with the price of fuel to go or not go.

A huge spike on the graph!

http://or.water.usgs.gov/will_morris...n_tbdy_14.html

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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What level do you want for fishing?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:46 AM   #3
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What's the ideal range of Turbidity for springers?

Not too much or too little...
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #4
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Here's another link for those into all the nerdy charts and graphs. I don't pretend to understand half of it but it gives temp, height and velocity as well as turbidity.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/constraints.html
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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What's the ideal range of Turbidity for springers?

Not too much or too little...

I have seen it at 9 to 11 and could barly see my prop. If I'm really wanting to get out there I'll go at 7 and below. Look at the graph and see what happend when the rains came in.

I would have to say if the graph is 5 to 6 it seems that is where it is most the time when fishing gets hot & the fish have a chance to see your flasher/rig. I'll talk to my fishing partner and see if he agrees. If not, I'll update you. He is the one that got me started watching this graph. It "will" tell you if it's too brown.

If nothing else, when you go next time take a look at the graph & the water your fishing, thats the best way to learn.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #6
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I second the comment above, over (6) on the turbidity graph and I'm thinking it's to dirty. Saying that, this last springer season I saw very few fishing days that were below (7-8).

I will have to look the next chance I get and see what the turbidity is when I can't see my prop... that's what I used to measure if it was clean enough to fish.
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