Some big fish being caught on topwaters. You can throw a topwater all day and get hit, no matter the conditions. Spinnerbaits and flukes have been working well too. You can throw any sort of plastic and get bit, especially senkos. I'd stick to the Evans creek area or somewhere in the San Pedro. If you wanna stay out of the wind, launch at Box Canyon and fish the river. I do just fine without braid there, but if you feel more confident with it then go for it.
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