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glassroddr 06-09-2009 06:27 PM

High water levels
Since the start of trout season in late April in my area, the water level of most streams has been very high. Plenty of rain this spring has kept the levels higher than normal. On my home water, the river was higher by almost 2 feet last week from the week before. Enough that I could feel the gravel being swept from under my feet at one point. Scary:yikes: How are things in your neck of the woods?

pdq 5oh 06-09-2009 09:49 PM

Re: High water levels
The streams I've been to are low and clear. No rain in sight for a good while.

mcnerney 06-10-2009 10:32 AM

Re: High water levels
glassroddr: Same here, streams are all at the high water mark due to spring run off and daily doses of afternoon thunderstorms.


flyfishing007 04-20-2010 02:10 AM

Re: High water levels
Will be interesting to see what happens this year with the water levels as the season quickly approaches.

Ard 04-20-2010 10:23 AM

Re: High water levels

I have been feeling the gravel being eroded from under my feet for a long time, no worries mate. When I lived in Pennsylvania I always welcomed high water in spring. It seemed that the increased flows kept the number of fish caught by those anglers who would be keeping fish down.

The pre season stocking of waters, even those that held a population of wild fish ensured an inordinate number of fishermen during the first two weeks or so. This often resulted in many fine wild and holdover fish being removed rather than being released. The high water conditions helped to keep the harvest down thus providing better fishing through the balance of the season. At least it seemed this way to me. As April gave way to May many people loose the opening day vigor that drives them for those first three weekends or so.

Better days are coming,


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