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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:21:14 AM(UTC)
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The Milwaukee area got a deluge of much needed rain this morning. How did the Driftless Area do? Any reports?

I expect a number of streams could use a good flushing out about now. Injecting some cooler water into the system after all this heat couldn't hurt the Trout bite either I'd think.


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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:58:58 AM(UTC)
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Westby got 2 1/2 inches
John Deere dealership between Westby and Viroqua got 4 inches

West Fork was out of its banks at eleven am Tuesday
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HookJaw  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 8, 2015 9:38:35 PM(UTC)
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My rain guage reported 3.5" ...didn't believe it 'til I looked down at the creek. (BLOWN)

Viola got 3" on the south side of town.

I counted 3 big surges of BUCKETS of rain.



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William Schlafer  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:56:21 AM(UTC)
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The high water should help knock down tall grass along the stream banks and flush out some of the weed choked streams. Fishing after a heavy rain event usually is pretty good. Couple that with the forecast of cooler weather through the weekend, and it could be a great time to fish.


-Bill
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MikeJuran  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:39:36 AM(UTC)
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my rain gauge in Chaseburg recorded 3.25 inches ... Coon creek is almost out of its banks and complete chocolate .... but it is the main feeder that grabs all the water from rullands, timber, spring coulee, bohemian .... good to get a blow out and clear some of the silt .... one stretch of a creek has had a stretch of quick sand recently that always used to be rock solid bottom .... And fortunately not the 7" they got up north (again)....
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fish4life  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:57:13 PM(UTC)
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Well I am looking to go 9-10 and the 11th thursday friday how do you thinkj its going to look?
Who got hit the hardest North ? south? If it all works out could be great fishing.

thanks for any feedback.

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MikeJuran  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:26:57 AM(UTC)
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fish4life wrote:
Well I am looking to go 9-10 and the 11th thursday friday how do you thinkj its going to look?
Who got hit the hardest North ? south? If it all works out could be great fishing.

thanks for any feedback.

Fish4life


smaller feeders and headwaters should be fine (althought we got another quick downpour last nite for 20 minutes of really hard rain)....... should be a good stain and with some cloud cover could be good.
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William Schlafer  
#8 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:56:35 AM(UTC)
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Do not fear the dirty water!

Although most streams should be running clear to slightly stained by tomorrow. The larger rivers will likely still be running with higher volume and some mud. Seek out the shorter tribs and upstream sections and you'll find clear water.


-Bill
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DanE  
#9 Posted : Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:43:19 AM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
Do not fear the dirty water!

Although most streams should be running clear to slightly stained by tomorrow. The larger rivers will likely still be running with higher volume and some mud. Seek out the shorter tribs and upstream sections and you'll find clear water.


-Bill


Yeah, what he said! Seriously though, as a prime example, I fished Norwegian Hollow a couple years back immediately after an overnight, 1 inch rain. The South Fork of the Bad Axe was blown out, and even the lower sections of Norwegian was muddy. We went upstream and it had a moderate, but fishable stain. By the time we were finished fishing 3 hours later it was almost totally clear.
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