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trapper  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 7:59:03 AM(UTC)
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What's on the ground?

Avalanche has 4.75 , more on the ridge
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Jared  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 8:04:03 AM(UTC)
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6" on the island.
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rschmidt  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 8:28:29 AM(UTC)
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3" in Pierce County.

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DanE  
#4 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 8:30:17 AM(UTC)
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4" at my house. Hopefully this melt slow and sink into the ground, the streams sure need it!
William Schlafer  
#5 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 9:23:07 AM(UTC)
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15 inches in Grant County (SW Wisconsin). Only a trace here near Milwaukee.

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Should help put some moisture in the ground and help with the stream levels.


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KATroutman  
#6 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 10:28:49 AM(UTC)
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What will this do to the fishing? Will the creeks in these areas get blown out? I am coming up with a buddy to fish the DA this weekend. I've only fished one day in the DA around Rush River and the Kinni -- just wondering what we can expect. We are going to base out of Viroqua.

Down here -- we'd see the creeks and streams blow up for a few days.

Thanks for any info.

Wes
trapper  
#7 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 11:14:43 AM(UTC)
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KATroutman wrote:
What will this do to the fishing? Will the creeks in these areas get blown out? I am coming up with a buddy to fish the DA this weekend. I've only fished one day in the DA around Rush River and the Kinni -- just wondering what we can expect. We are going to base out of Viroqua.

Down here -- we'd see the creeks and streams blow up for a few days.

Thanks for any info.

Wes
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The slow melt of this week can improve the catch rate.
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William Schlafer  
#8 Posted : Monday, March 23, 2015 11:24:38 AM(UTC)
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KATroutman wrote:
What will this do to the fishing? Will the creeks in these areas get blown out? I am coming up with a buddy to fish the DA this weekend. I've only fished one day in the DA around Rush River and the Kinni -- just wondering what we can expect. We are going to base out of Viroqua.

Down here -- we'd see the creeks and streams blow up for a few days.

Thanks for any info.

Wes



It's doubtful that many streams will be blown out. The frost is out of the ground (mostly) so most of it should soak in instead of running off. Some area streams may see temporary higher water levels and flows, but that's not a bad thing, many have been low this spring and could use a little recharge.

Check stream water temps: falling temps will shut down fishing, rising temps will trigger Trout to begin feeding. Rapid snow melt can cause stream temps to drop. Upstream sections of streams will be less affected by potential runoff and higher water levels.

Temps are foretasted to be in the 50's mid-week, so any snow should be gone in short order. As Trapper mentioned, this could trigger a stronger bite.


-Bill

Edited by user Monday, March 23, 2015 11:27:41 AM(UTC)  | Reason: damned typos

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Jaws  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:54:32 AM(UTC)
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If you're at all worried try a tailwater and fish near the source.
AKinMN  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:22:34 AM(UTC)
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Jaws wrote:
If you're at all worried try a tailwater and fish near the source.


We do not have the type of dams, bottom drawing, that create the famous tailwater fisheries of the west in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
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