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big_river_bum  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:21:51 AM(UTC)
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I was fishing 14 miles downstream from the headwaters of a 20 mile long stream this morning. water was slightly stained and running in the mid-50's.

fish weren't eating, but it's nice to see decent water conditions at this point in the year.

how's the water fairing near you?
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William Schlafer  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:24:47 AM(UTC)
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Milwaukee report:

A beautiful day with birds egg blue skies, fluffy white clouds overhead and pleasant comfortable temperatures. The big pond to the east is an inviting dark blue/green in color with a nice cool breeze coming onshore. Charter boats dot the horizon hauling in Lake Trout. The Milwaukee River is it's usual turbid self, but, at least it no longer smells like raw sewage. And, there is a river of beer flowing through the Summerfest grounds with thirsty patrons lining up to drink it all.

Life is good.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
big_river_bum  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:15:03 PM(UTC)
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i'll be in Milwaukee tomorrow! go crew

Mississippi is still high and.......as usual muddy. exploring with my new boat
big_river_bum  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:52:02 PM(UTC)
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I've never seen it rain so hard in my life. tornado going east somewhere up along 56. trying to contact trap. might still be in iowa though
ilikefood  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:42:08 AM(UTC)
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Up here in River Falls, we got about three inches of rain in two hours. Rivers will likely be unfishable for a day or two, depending on the watershed.
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
trapper  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:32:35 AM(UTC)
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big_river_bum wrote:
I've never seen it rain so hard in my life. tornado going east somewhere up along 56. trying to contact trap. might still be in iowa though


Safe in Highlandville Iowa, fishing in Mn. Guy caught a huge bow.Across from my camp today,,,brooders ..

Edited by user Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:33:37 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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AutobotTrainer  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:33:49 AM(UTC)
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A big, nasty Derecho storm system rolled through NE Iowa last night. While it dropped a lot of rain, the storm was moving really fast. Thankfully, most creeks in Clayton and Allamakee counties were clearing up by mid day today.

Iowa and Minnesota are in the cross hairs for storms today and Thursday. If you can find a window to fish in after the streams clear up and before the next round of storms, I suspect the bites will be crazy. I'm going to try and find out this afternoon.
No thing created by man is infallible.
West Branch  
#8 Posted : Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:59:55 AM(UTC)
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Fayette county, Iowa streams were blown out yesterday. Clayton and Delaware were better. Rainfall amounts seem to have varied a lot from place to place. The link below shows the mill and mill pond on Pine Creek in Muscatine County yesterday. This Is a spot where I caught many a bluegill on my first fly rod as a kid.

https://www.facebook.com.../videos/947360801983340/

Never mind. It was just drawn to my attention that this flood happened exactly a year ago. Still scary.

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