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water clarity

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has the water cleared up at all yet? is the water still high after the rain we got last weekend? i'm not even going to bother going out untill all the runoff settles and it clears up a little. Thanks

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The water is still slightly up and murkier than it was before the rain. With the rain we had last night and the expected rain for today, it will probably stay up and dingy for awhile. Good for navigating, bad for fishing.

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We got a nice whalloping from last night's storms down here in the metro. How bad was it up there HT?

From the weather reports, it looks like more rain is on the way over the next few days. It's about time it finally rained, the river was in bad shape! Give it a week or two and it should settle down a little (hopefully). I will definitely be watching the flow reports.

One good thing for dingy water is better topwater action. In dingy water, the noisier & more vibration the better. Plastics will produce, but you may see a better catch if you switch to flashier, noiser, & loud baits.

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It stormed all night in Monti. I hope it rained up north as much as it did here.

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Mepps Time! grin.gif

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Did hurricane ivan just skip the south and head to MN??? We've probably got a 1.5-2'' of rain and the major heavy rain hasn't even reached us yet! The river may be a flood stage by tonight. j/k (hopefully). Good for the river, bad for us fishermen!

When the river comes up a lot - look to runoffs and newly submerged shoreline cuts/breaks. The high waters dislodges a lot of food for fish along the shorelines.

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COuldn't believe how low it was in Little Falls. Water looked terrible.

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Most of the northern part of the state is getting a lot of rain right now. Looks like the cities are in the clear, for this moment any ways.

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We all know the river is up - but how is the water clarity up there?

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