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Old 04-15-2014, 10:03 PM
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Default Exploring Dowagiac River

Heading to visit the in-laws in Dowagiac for Easter starting Wednesday night. Thursday I'll be taking the daughter on a couple college visits. Friday I have open and thought I'd explore the Dowagiac river either at Pucker Street Dam or Dodd park. Can anyone tell me is there wadeable water at Dodd park? Anywhere else I might explore? I thought about Berrian but heard it is really high. and not very wadeable right now. Saturday I'll be with my cousin in his boat on Lake Michigan chasing coho's, sounds like he had a successful run last weekend
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Not familiar with the river. What are is it located?
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Default Re: Exploring Dowagiac River

Pucker Street is a good access point. Right now the river is in good shape to wade - I fish it when it is below 500. USGS Current Conditions for USGS 04101800 DOWAGIAC RIVER AT SUMNERVILLE, MI Tough river for me and I haven't fished it yet this year. This is one river that owns me.

Rivers to the north have been simply hammered by rain and snow melt. Rivers like the Muskegon and the Pere Marquette are in bad shape. Stay south. You could also consider the Grand River in Grand Rapids, the Rogue River, in Rockford, or flip over the Trail Creek in Indiana.



Good luck if you do decide to give it a shot.

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