When large volumes of water run through the rivers during lunar flood tides, or when the spillways are opened due to high rainfall, it’s usually a productive time to troll plugs. For example, during a November evening when a stronger-than-normal flood tide roared through the double spans of Davie Boulevard Bridge, by trolling a bonito-colored Rapala X-Rap 30 with the direction of the strong current, we caught an estimated 30-plus-pound snook. We also caught two snook, 34 and 36 inches, on the same exact lure. The X-Rap 20 of the same color pattern on the second rod was not swimming deep enough. When the flood gates along state road 84 were opened in June due to high precipitation, we did especially well, catching fish all along the multiple narrower spanned bridges of the New River.