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    The Flood that won't End!

    Well, here we go!

    All the reservoirs are spilling.

    Cannonsville spill is becoming more significant and the spill will continue to rise for a few days.

    Luckily the rain looks about over and the tribs should start dropping soon.

    River is coming up on the grass at the house tonight.

    Alewives in the river, the puppies like to walk/wade the banks looking for a fishy meal or two.

    Pictures of the yard at about 7:00 tonight. River has come up quite a bit since then. More pics in the morning.

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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Spinner View Post
    Alewives in the river, the puppies like to walk/wade the banks looking for a fishy meal or two.
    How does that work out for you when your pups start digesting them back at the house?

    John
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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

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    SNOW Coming down fast and furious. WE HAVE SNOWPACK! Temperatures to rise near 70 in a few days. It'll all melt at once. Take cover! I predict the reservoirs will spill, maybe.

    This photo was taken by me 10 minutes ago. I'm at nearly 1800 feet here and you should be seeing downrange, the snow pack building in the hills above Trout Creek. Be safe everyone. Bread, milk, gasoline, NOW!

    John
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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Hi All,

    So here is peak flow so far at the house.

    Hale Eddy measuring about 8000 cfs.

    Expect the Hale Eddy flow to level out (down to about 7000 now) for a few days as the tribs recede and the spill increases.

    Then the Hale Eddy flows will slowly go down.

    With this much spill it is a bit unnerving as another modest storm will bring the river up quickly.

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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    A flood on NJ's "opening day" is GOOD NEWS !

    All the serious fishermen say home to avoid the drunken mayhem.
    Thousands of worm dunkers, power baiters, and their misbegotten offspring, will be washed out to sea, never to be seen or heard of again...
    The people will rejoice....


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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    It's good to see a new fresh post has started to follow up on what I've been saying for months and especially the past week or so.


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    The Cannonsville has started spilling.With the current inflow and the forecast for more rain it should pick up steam and we'll have a pretty significant spill.

    With the inflows into the Pepacton and the Neversink they will probably start spilling in the next few days as well.

    WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

    I'd say the drought is officially over.


    The spill is good for two things:

    1.The more clean water over the top (spill) will help clean the silt from the WB.That's a whole different topic.(SILT)

    2.Alewifes are very important to the Ecosytem since they provide a great "dose" of protein for the Trout.My opinion among some others is that the lack of Alewifes over the years is impacting the fishery in a negative way.


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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Amen on the silt situation. Down in NJ we haven't had bank full flows in a few years and some sections of my favorite streams were getting silted up. Hope this helps to flush em out.


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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffK View Post
    Amen on the silt situation. Down in NJ we haven't had bank full flows in a few years and some sections of my favorite streams were getting silted up. Hope this helps to flush em out.
    Unfortunately, we aren't getting any bank full flows here in NJ yet. High, but not bank full by any means. We need 2,000 cfs flows and most our streams topped out at 1,000 cfs or less.

    Too soon to call NJ's drought over when it comes to trout fishing because we are totally reliant on ground water instead of reservoir water like much of the Catskills. And our groundwater was pitiful heading into winter. Flows are strong at the moment, but let's see what happens when they recede and we just have groundwater expressing into our streams.

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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    Unfortunately, we aren't getting any bank full flows here in NJ yet. High, but not bank full by any means. We need 2,000 cfs flows and most our streams topped out at 1,000 cfs or less.

    Too soon to call NJ's drought over when it comes to trout fishing because we are totally reliant on ground water instead of reservoir water like much of the Catskills. And our groundwater was pitiful heading into winter. Flows are strong at the moment, but let's see what happens when they recede and we just have groundwater expressing into our streams.
    Streams look good, they are not falling as fast as they were a month ago, looking much better, the head waters by me are also running well and the areas they start are good and swampy.....hopefully the wet pattern stays for a while...

    "I'm not out on the river to win." -Kieth Rutherford

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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Hi,

    The WB is back in its banks.

    There are alewives everywhere, lots here in Balls Eddy!!

    There was alewife about every 2 square feet on the grass after the water receded and that was after the dogs have dined on a few of them!!!

    Jim


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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    My sump pumps have not stopped running for over a week and they are strictly affected by the groundwater table. I am in Southern Sussex County NJ as a point of reference.

    NJPB

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    Re: The Flood that won't End!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Spinner View Post
    Hi,

    The WB is back in its banks.

    There are alewives everywhere, lots here in Balls Eddy!!

    There was alewife about every 2 square feet on the grass after the water receded and that was after the dogs have dined on a few of them!!!

    Jim

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    A few years ago, Striperman (Mark Celebuski) gave me a great homemade fly tied to imitate a stunned alewife. It has a foam body and is neutral weighted, so it suspends and flutters like a half-dead fish. Been dying to try it out. This Friday sounds like my chance. Not a tier myself, but if it catches fish, I'll post a photo of it so people can tie imitations.


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