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minnphatts

Above Coon Rapids Dam Water Level?

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minnphatts

I haven't been to the river all season. Is the water level decent above the dam for launching and fishing north from Coon Rapids Dam park? Thanks!

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Rivernut

I was there last weekend and the level was good. Problem is they had a sign posted, launch closing Oct. 15th. I'd call and find out if it has reopened or if it's for the season. good luck. Rivernut

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MSRiverdog

Still above Summer lake levels but they are supposed to be pulling the plug on the dam on or about Oct. 22, somebody told me yesterday that they already have, lot of water coming down the creek if they have, waters 1 foot over normal lake level in Champlin.

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Hoffer

Any recent comments regarding the H2O levels around Monti?? We are trying to head out tomorrow (Wednesday) for one last try on the river this year...has the opening of the (Contact Us Please) majorly effected the water levels at Monti?? With all the recent rain - I thought the levels would be good...any info would be appreciated - I will galdly report back here tomorrow night on how I found things, how the bite way etc...thanks for any info!!

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Hoffer

Well....the river was up alot! At least to Spring time levels or so it seemed. It was a beutiful day. We tried to keep track of the numbers we caught - we kind of lost count - but we picked up at least 30 - probably closer to 35 fish. Probably 15 of those were smaller - in the 8 to 12 inch range...and the rest were very nice from 13 to 18.5 - with the average right around 16 to 17. We even had one 18 inch walleye thrown in for good measure. Even the smaller ones put up a good battle - they were pretty plump - plus the water was cool and the fish were fresh so they fought nicely - lots of air time!! We hit many areas - but in one spot - that didnt really look productive we pulled at least 10 very nice fish out in about 45 minutes - casting right to the same spot almost every time...they were just stacked up in there - and it was maybe 2 feet deep - very weird - but fun. Might be the last day out this year on the water for us - so it was nice. I have a few nice pics - but still do not know how to get them posted here. If someone wants to leave me an e-mail - I can send you a few pics if you know how to post them...

Good luck if you get out!

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MSRiverdog

I think you guys were across the creek from me. Red Lund? There were 2 others besides me. I didn't stay out long and my neighbor and I pulled our boats for the year, with the high water and nice days kinda regret it.

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Hoffer

Yes - That was us - A 16 foot 1993 Lund Rebel - were you in town by the creek...kind of where we started off...we didnt stay in that spot for long and then moved down...or were you further down from town - by the other creek where the river kind of bends?

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MSRiverdog

To me the whole river is a creek but I think I know where you're talking about.

I think it may have been you guys on an area I was heading for, you left, went across river to the point and worked the shore line down and held toward the other end, the spot was slow and I went across to the shoreline you guys were on but down a little from the point, another boat like yours was on the upriver of the point. I was in the 1800 Fisherman with the 115 Yami, AKA, the Rock Finder.

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Back on topic. The level in at my dock has dropped 2.5 feet in the last 3 days, by next week we will be at normal year Monti levels here. The current is very fast. blush.giffrown.gif

That is all. (in MASH voice) crazy.gif

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