My boss is from Michegan and he has told me a number of times about how common it was up there to fish Browns at night. He said you get there and familiarize yourself early and then pretty much stay stationary after you pick your lie or run or whatever. He said that he has had big Browns slap the water within reach and splash him! Apparently another reason for being stationary besides the obvious is that its a popular sport up there and there are quite a few anglers on the river for certain hatches so you "stake" your territory before dark and stay with it until you wade in and start fishing.
One thing that stuck with me on those stories was the way he said some of the larger Brown tail slapped and it would sound like a Beaver. He said they would make you jump!
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