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FrankB2
08-22-2010, 05:16 PM
The water levels are LOW in SE Pennsylvania! My wife and I were fishing the Delaware (Bucks County stretch) yesterday, and barely got the tops of our boots wet. That's not entirely true, as Yvonne tripped while wading, and was wet to the top of her chest waders. The Neshaminy Creek looks like Death Valley, and I haven't even bothered chasing the fish in the few holes that are left. While there's been a mild rain this afternoon, it really hasn't rained much here this summer. I canoed the same section of the Delaware at the exact same time last year (with Frank Jr), and the water has receeded at least 60-70 feet from the banks! Needless to say, the fishing has become very difficult, and it's a game of finding pools.

ssjchar
08-22-2010, 05:25 PM
it is crazy high here. well not so much anymore, but still a lot higher than what it usually is. the river is about 3 feet higher than what it usually is, and earlier this year it was probably 4 or 5 feet higher than what it is now. We've had sooo much water this year that its been crazy.

ant
08-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Tell me about it Frank. The past couple weeks have just outright sucked. I have a few trips planned out to some of the local lakes hoping things might be a little better there, but I'm not being too optimistic.

Supposed to rain Tuesday. Fingers crossed.....

FrankB2
08-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Speaking of lakes, Anthony, I dropped a rod and reel into the local lake a couple years ago. The water was 20 feet deep there, but maybe I'll be able to spot it now.... :eek::D

ssjchar,
Where's here? I'm trying to find out if this is a nationwide thing. ;)

ant
08-22-2010, 06:41 PM
LOL

Tie a magnet to the end of your fly line and you can go fishing for it!

ssjchar
08-22-2010, 07:09 PM
ssjchar,
Where's here? I'm trying to find out if this is a nationwide thing. ;)

oh man, i thought i set my location, i guess not. Here is Saskatchewan, Canada.

Ard
08-22-2010, 07:24 PM
The rivers here are starting to drop now after over 60 days of rain. Yes I said 60 days. I managed to catch fish over the past three weeks but it has been a challenge. I wasn't going to go to Kodiak this fall but I might make the trip and hope it isn't raining there, right, it always rains there.

milt spawn
08-22-2010, 08:52 PM
the water here is about 225 feet below sea level... can you figure out where i live?

ant
08-22-2010, 08:59 PM
the water here is about 225 feet below sea level... can you figure out where i live?

Atlantis? ;):D

milt spawn
08-22-2010, 09:31 PM
good guess! further west. hint: the only lower spot in the western hemisphere is badwater in death valley n.p.

ant
08-23-2010, 06:08 AM
Then I'm not sure, and Google has finally failed me......

Rip Tide
08-23-2010, 09:41 AM
I was out at our camp over the weekend and the brook that flows through the property was nearly dry. There were 7 little brookies in the pool that we use to wash-up in and there was no way for them to get out. Rocks above, dry stream bed below. Fortunately, it's been raining steady for the last 27 hours and it isn't over yet so my little buddies will survive :D

mcnerney
08-23-2010, 01:53 PM
The rivers here are starting to drop now after over 60 days of rain. Yes I said 60 days. I managed to catch fish over the past three weeks but it has been a challenge. I wasn't going to go to Kodiak this fall but I might make the trip and hope it isn't raining there, right, it always rains there.

Ard: I hope you make it over there again this year, it couldn't possibly be as bad wx as last year's experience (could it?).

Larry

milt spawn
08-23-2010, 02:06 PM
hint #2: its the largest lake in california. i actually don't live there, but have fished there a lot.

ant
08-23-2010, 02:16 PM
WikiAnswers - What is the largest lake in California
California question: What is the largest lake in California? Salton Sea.
:cool:

Ard
08-23-2010, 02:38 PM
hint #2: its the largest lake in california. i actually don't live there, but have fished there a lot.

Is this Pyramid Lake?


Larry,

We are trying to get things coordinated so Nancy can meet me there and I will hope for better weather but I've gotta say the weather keeps the crowds down :)

jpbfly
08-23-2010, 02:48 PM
The rivers here are starting to drop now after over 60 days of rain. Yes I said 60 days. I managed to catch fish over the past three weeks but it has been a challenge. I wasn't going to go to Kodiak this fall but I might make the trip and hope it isn't raining there, right, it always rains there.

Could you send us a little water Ard;)....all streams and rivers are very low here:(

milt spawn
08-23-2010, 03:11 PM
the salton sea is correct. its roughly 360 square miles in area and it ain't no garden spot. probably some of the harshest fishing conditions on this planet. pyramid lake (the famous one) is about 45 min north of reno, nv and harbors the worlds largest cuttthroats.

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LOL

Tie a magnet to the end of your fly line and you can go fishing for it!

will a magnet work on an aluminum reel?

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LOL

Tie a magnet to the end of your fly line and you can go fishing for it!

will a magnet work on an aluminum reel?

Ard
08-23-2010, 03:13 PM
No,

You would have to spot it.

Frank Whiton
08-23-2010, 04:14 PM
The water levels here in Florida are normal or above. We are coming out of a severe drought and the lakes had been very low. Too low to launch at many boat launches. Now we have lots of water and yard watering restrictions have been reduced in most areas.

Frank

patyer
08-23-2010, 04:26 PM
Very low here as well. We got some rain yesterday but it didn't seem to do much at my local stream.

ant
08-23-2010, 06:30 PM
the salton sea is correct. its roughly 360 square miles in area and it ain't no garden spot. probably some of the harshest fishing conditions on this planet. pyramid lake (the famous one) is about 45 min north of reno, nv and harbors the worlds largest cuttthroats.

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will a magnet work on an aluminum reel?

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will a magnet work on an aluminum reel?

Woo I'm the winner! What's my prize?:p

And a magnet will work as long as you attach the optional "chewed gum" attachment.

milt spawn
08-24-2010, 06:47 PM
winner recieves an all expenses paid (except airfare) camping weekend @ the niland marina. must be taken by 8-29-10.

FrankB2
08-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Weather changed for the better!!! Check out my new thread "Downstream Streamer Technique". It'll be up in a few minutes on this forum. ;)

Chewing Gum: It's not so much the rod that I wanted, but the reel. It was an
STH non-cassette, and I thought it was just dandy. They're no longer made,
and I really miss it.....

ant
08-24-2010, 07:20 PM
winner recieves an all expenses paid (except airfare) camping weekend @ the niland marina. must be taken by 8-29-10.
Wow! Such a luxurious trip, I'm almost tempted to opt for the cash equivalent. But the misses has been dying for a trip this year.....:D

milt spawn
08-24-2010, 07:28 PM
definitely not a place for wives or girlfriends. it's currently hovering around 114 degrees here today.

ant
08-24-2010, 09:54 PM
i'm told the dry heats are nothing to worry about

hangin chad
08-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Water levels on the Truckee (and thus on Pyramid and Tahoe) look to be normal for this time of year. Same on the West Walker River down in Mono County, CA as of last week.

The Walker and Truckee get as low as they are gonna get in late Sept./early Oct. AFAIK. Given 8 years experience of living in this area to go on...

FrankB2
08-25-2010, 12:24 PM
I guess I should have been more careful in what I wished for. After two days of showers, the Delaware River is high and just shy of being muddy. Now I'll
have to hope that the water level goes down, and then hope that it comes back up...... :D

milt spawn
08-25-2010, 06:47 PM
i'm told the dry heats are nothing to worry about

that's just it... right now we get monsoonal moisture from baja in addition to oppressive heat. makes it sound that much more inviting eh? when i get the tech help i'll try to post some old photos, you may find them interesting. Milt.

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Water levels on the Truckee (and thus on Pyramid and Tahoe) look to be normal for this time of year. Same on the West Walker River down in Mono County, CA as of last week.

The Walker and Truckee get as low as they are gonna get in late Sept./early Oct. AFAIK. Given 8 years experience of living in this area to go on...

seems like the EW is in good shape this year too... in the last few years the temps have been high by this time of year. Milt.

ant
08-25-2010, 08:13 PM
that's just it... right now we get monsoonal moisture from baja in addition to oppressive heat. makes it sound that much more inviting eh? when i get the tech help i'll try to post some old photos, you may find them interesting. Milt.

Sounds as inviting as a homecooked meal. I saw a few pics on Google, very crazy there.

As for pics, sign up for a Photobucket account(Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com)). You can upload your pics to that and then there is a little box under each pic (on photobucket) with a URL that you can copy and paste into the box that opens up when you click on the icon to attach a pic to a post.

That's how I attach pics and I think a few other members do as well. I use photobucket instead of uploading them to this forum so that I don't clog the forums servers with my pics. I'll clog photobuckets instead. :D

Rip Tide
08-29-2010, 04:09 PM
Someone posted this picture on another site
The water level in the Farmington is low enough that things that were once lost are being exposed :D

http://www.flyaddict.com/gallery/data/508/medium/cameragraveyard.jpg

milt spawn
08-29-2010, 04:40 PM
so that's where they get those "factory reconditioned" models!

Jimmie
08-30-2010, 12:34 AM
Water levels are going way down in the Sierras. We were fishing meadows a couple of weeks ago, and I hear that water is too skinny now. Some creeks in the back country were flowing OK last week, but way down from the high water marks. Rivers coming down but not like previous years. Very late spring here this year.

dt doug
08-30-2010, 01:22 PM
Water levels are so low here in SW New Hampshire most of the streams look like washed out hiking trails with an occasional puddle, where you can find a few little brookies hangin tough.