Fishing Runoff: What Do You Target When the Snow Melts?

Perusing the Midcurrent.com video section the other day I came across the video below. It was shot on the Sandy River in Oregon by Tyler Malay and Alexandra Erickson in a flood about a month ago. It's mesmerizingly beautiful and terrifying all at the same time. While it's obviously not runoff, it got me thinking about the upcoming season change and snow melt here in Colorado. We've got a huge snow base and it's sure to rip this spring.

It's only the middle of February, but like every other angler out there I'm eagerly counting the days until I can get my boat out on the water. It's not that far off...

It'll be good fishing for a bit. Cold, low flows and hungry fish. Then our mountain snow melts and everything goes to hell in a hand basket for at least a solid month or even two. The trout fishing is almost nonexistent, but the boating can be a ton of fun. That's when we start to chase bass, carp, sunnies, wipers, etc...

Curious, what fish do you turn to when the seasons change, fish spawn, rivers flood, or your main target species just isn't that interested?