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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2018, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted to fish Saturday...

....but hear most streams are blown out from all the rain......any suggestions?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-15-2018, 02:26 PM
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Man Takem, with the forecast they are talking about I wish I could lend you some advice but I'm pretty sure we're all toast for this weekend. Rain every day and then 2 inches Friday into Saturday. If you are desperate you just have to find the highest, smallest stream you can and start there. Some fish can usually be caught that way. It's going to be a rough weekend for sure.
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I hear that. I been waiting to go to the river for the first time this year. I don't like to go when the river is roaring like its in a hurry to get to the next valley & alot of debris gets swept in off the banks floating down river. Elk creek behind the house has been high and muddy color for quite sometime now. The rain never stops, when it does maybe 1 day without rain but it finds its way back. Have to find time to get the grass mowed in between rain. Is it just me we are getting more rain than usual?



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It sounds like the streams are going to be totally blown out for A few days. My plans for Saturday are going to have to be changed. I may try to hit the one local pond and see if I can catch A few bluegills just so I can get out for A few hours.
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Left Potter Co. this past Saturday and the Streams were rising rapidly with more rain in the forecast.
Not much you can do about Mother Nature.

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With all the rain in the forecast, finding a stream with fishable levels may be difficult. However, generally speaking the smaller the stream the quicker it recovers from rain events. If you have any small mountain streams near you, they may be fishable depending on the amount of rain that hits. They will certainly be fishable sooner than larger streams in the same area but I don't know if they will be ready by Saturday. Another option would be to find some stocked lakes and fish there. Lakes should be fishable despite the rain. I would recommend fishing a stocked lake for trout as you won't have to worry about the increased flows of a stream. Even with lots of rain lakes should be fishable.
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I'll gladly take all this rain. I've only had a few outings so far this year but in one more week I will be open for business, fishing 5 days per week. The precip now makes future fishing better, when I have time to get out.
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I'll gladly take all this rain. I've only had a few outings so far this year but in one more week I will be open for business, fishing 5 days per week. The precip now makes future fishing better, when I have time to get out.
Also helps the Trout out with warmer temps on the way.

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Thanks everyone....I pretty much already knew what you all said, but didn't want to believe or admit it...lol!

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Find a bottom release dam and start at the spillway.

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