By Andy Schneider
When tributaries start running low and clear, downsizing your rigging may be necessary to continue having success. Often times fall will bring freshets that barely raise river levels. While the showers will start pulling fresh fish into the upper stretches of tidewater, the flows may still be gin-clear, making fishing especially challenging. Downsizing to a ½- to 1-ounce bobber with matching cannonball lead will allow long casts, a quiet entry for your presentation and a bobber that will slide under the surface easily when salmon get finicky. Some of the biggest Chinook often fall victim to the smallest of baits.