St Marks water clarity since rains

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Jighead
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St Marks water clarity since rains

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Would appreciate info on water conditions and clarity around St.Marks and Econfina. How bad is the water clarity? Thanks.
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Hit-n-Miss
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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Have not been but with all the rain I would imagine it looks like chocolate milk. Would probably have to go to Keaton to find clearer water.
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mpa_72001
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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Probably dark as high as all the rivers are from all this non stop rain so u better try something bright or a glow color.
GaryDroze
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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You may want to check salinity, too. I wasted two hours yesterday on a fishless coastline paddle to a SMNWR creek that tasted like tap water, even though clarity was fine. That East River Pool/Tram Road rainfall discharge goes a long way.
BloodyChamp
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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“Since rains” is a fantasy for the last almost year. When is the last time it hasn’t flooded more than a week apart?
tailwaters
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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I fished East of the LH this past Saturday and the water was pretty stained. I didn't venture too far out on the flats but East of Palmetto it was really dark.
ropeman
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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I was in the East River Sunday and could see the bottom in 2', but it was tea colored.
Badfish
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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I fished West of the lighthouse on Friday and was really surprised how much it had cleared up in the last week. We could easily see the bottom in 6 foot of water.
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Re: St Marks water clarity since rains

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I was also surprised to see that the upper Aucilla had came down a couple feet. It’s still flooded but the drop has started. Hopefully we got a fun spring ahead.
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