Just like practice for Shryock

Meanwhile, somewhere in the flood-swollen Santee River is Hunter Shryock. He’s punted the game plan that worked so far because of the rising water. The reason why are the current breaks created by eddy water on the falling tide has moved farther back into the inundated forests where Shryock is fishing. 

“The water is rising so quick that all of my areas from early in the week don’t have the same eddy water. The fish are moving to the next softer current area. The fish don’t want to be that far back in the woods, because they want to be closer to the channel.” 

What to do next? 

“I am throwing everything out and treating it like a practice day. My goal today is to run a lot of new water, be the guy who makes the most casts out of the entire field of 35 anglers. If I just catch five bass those will be quality fish.” 

Yesterday that logic worked. Shryock caught three quality fish while running water in areas he’d never fished until then. The good news is Shryock has the entire river to explore and find new water.