S3:E52 When Your Honey Hole Disappears

Every stream has its honey hole, the pool or run that consistently produces. But things change. The river changes: a heavy snowpack and then a spring blowout or maybe even a drought. And your honey hole disappears. Gone forever. We’ve lost a few honey holes through the years, and the disappointment is real. In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite runs and how we made the adjustments when they disappeared.

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How have you made adjustments when your honey hole disappears? What have you found helpful in catching more fish?

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2 thoughts on “S3:E52 When Your Honey Hole Disappears

  1. I fish a small tailwater that’s only about a mile and a half long which means prime water is limited. It holds nice fish but can get continually pounded. One thing I’ve tried to do is fish during low water conditions- mainly to search out and find hidden honey holes that could hold nice fish during normal flows. I can’t always get my own hole all to myself but it helps my confidence to fish a spot I know should hide a nice trout when I can’t get my favorite water

    • That is a huge insight and tactic … really thoughtful.

      Thank you for sharing with the community!

      Dave