Water clarity is one of the critical elements in bass fishing.
Scientists describe water clarity in three levels, clear, stained, and muddy.
Water clarity is measure by a device called a 'sechi' disc. This is a round disc, painted in alternating black and white quarters, mounted on a pole. The pole has depth graduations marked on it.
The disc is lowered into the water and the point where it 'disapears to the naked eye' is noted. This is usually done midday with the sun overhead.
If the disc is still visible below five feet, the water is considered 'clear'.
If the disc disapears between one and five feet, the water is considered 'stained'.
If the disc disapears in the first foot, then the water is considered 'muddy'.
Water clarity will have an impact on how you fish.
Do you have a prefered water clarity for bass fishing?
Which do you prefer to fish, and why?
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