3. Cover More Area
Dirty water is often associated with spring floods and traditional approaches, such as vertical jigging in deep water. Consider trolling instead-the slower, the better. In rivers or reservoirs, that generally means crawling crosscurrent upstream to keep the bait working in the strike zone as long as possible. Work close to the bottom, either with a three-way rig with a heavy weight off a dropper, in-line weights or bottom bouncers. Work the rig back and forth over the structure you're targeting, making sure the bait stays on the bottom. Forget about trying to catch any suspended fish; they're too much of a crapshoot in low-visibility conditions.