10 - LOOK IN THE WATER
Turn up at any lake with me and the first thing I will do is peer into the margins to have a look. I’m looking at clarity and also for weed.
I can draw a number of very basic but very important conclusions from this within minutes. Brown means that there is a lot of suspended sediment so it’s likely that the lakebed is soft rather than hard, and that will have a big effect on my rigs.
Clear, and it’s probably a hard bottom with silt patches, but it is likely that there will be weed around, while green means there’s a lot of algae in the water.
Clear water indicates a hard lakebed.