• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Lower RED RIVER RISING- (Piggy Time?)

Recommended Posts

Guest

(This most likely will get a big cat bite rolling up North.)

RED RIVER RISING

DUE TO HEAVY RAINS

The River Forecast Centre of Manitoba Conservation reports that the Red River will experience a gradual but steady rise over the next two weeks due to heavy run-off from last week's rain and last night's torrential downpours in the Fargo, N. D., area. The river will remain well within its banks unless additional heavy rainstorms develop.

Additional rises above today’s levels will range from 16 feet at Emerson to 10 feet at Ste. Agathe and eight feet at the Floodway Inlet. Within the City of Winnipeg additional rises will range from seven feet in Fort Garry to five and a half feet downtown and three feet in North Kildonan. The Forks walkways will likely be flooded during the last week of June and the first two weeks of July. Levels will fall two and a half feet just south of Lockport due to gate operation and will rise close to three feet from Lockport to Selkirk.

The River Forecast Centre also reports that additional heavy rain is expected in the Whiteshell area of Manitoba tonight and Wednesday. This will further increase levels on Whiteshell area lakes, which are already above flood stage due to last week’s heavy downpours.

The present storm system is also producing significant rainfall in the Westlake area as far north as Swan River. Streams in that region will rise significantly but flooding is unlikely. The Assiniboine River, Souris River and Pembina River will rise somewhat but no problems are anticipated.

Little further rise is expected on Red River tributaries in Manitoba, except the Roseau River, which will rise several more feet. Levels of the Seine, Brokenhead and Whitemouth rivers, and Cook’s Creek will continue to fall from last week’s unusual heights unless additional heavy rain develops.

This forecast is based largely on a quick assessment of rainfall and run-off conditions in the Fargo area where up to 175 mm (7 inches) of rain fell last night. The U.S. National Weather Service will be doing further analysis of this situation, which may lead to some revisions in the forecast for Manitoba points in the next few days.

TABLE OF EXPECTED RED RIVER LEVELS

EXPECTED RED RIVER LEVELS

Rises at various points along the Red River since June 10 and anticipated additional rises and crest dates are as follows:

Actual and Predicted Levels in Feet

Level

June 20 a.m.
Rise Since

June 10
Predicted

Crest
Date

Emerson
762.2
10.9
778
June 30

Morris
750.3
---
763
July 1

Ste. Agathe
745.1
7.6
755
July 2

Floodway Inlet
739.2
4.7
747
July 3

Bishop Grandin
737.0
2.7
744.0
July 3

James Avenue *
734.9 (7.3)
0.8
740.5 (12.9)
July 3

Kildonan
734.0
0.1
737.5
July 3

Lockport u/s
728.8
-2.5
726.5
July 4

Lockport d/s
716.2
0.5
719.0
July 4

The James Avenue level is given in feet above sea level and, in brackets, feet above average winter ice level. The normal summer level is 6.4 feet.

------------------
Backwater Eddy..><,sUMo,>

Backwater Guiding
"Ed on the RED"
(701)-281-2300

[email protected]

http://home.talkcity.com/ResortRd/backwtr1/index.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

If venturing out on the river north of the 49th I'd suggest caution. There is a lot of trash in the river right now (I've seen whole maples and ash trees going down the river) and it seems to be drawn to props and lower units like steel to a magnet ( I lost three props and a lower unit last year to trash --- AT NIGHT --- my fault). Both Selkirk park and Stu Mckay's Cats on the Red have pulled their docks. Launching is still possible but you'll have to pull your boat up to shore. I suspect the levels won't be up for too much longer but until things stabilize a bit go carefully!

------------------
Dan Kiazyk
Cat Eye Outfitter
http://www.geocities.com/dkiazyk2000
[email protected]

[This message has been edited by dkiazyk (edited 06-19-2002).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Very wise advise Dan!

I too have seen stuff WAY larger them a boat bobbing on the Red under such conditions.

CAUTION is critical!

High water on the lower Red can often mean hot shore fishing too, so consider that if you go North.

wink.gif

Be safe out there folks!

------------------
Backwater Eddy..><,sUMo,>

Backwater Guiding
"Ed on the RED"
(701)-281-2300

[email protected]

http://home.talkcity.com/ResortRd/backwtr1/index.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • ANYFISH2
      Love it!!   Great video and fishing partner.
    • History_Geek
      https://www.pca.state.mn.us/water/tmdl/sunrise-river-north-branch-fecal-coliform-tmdl-project It's the DNR, Just Look at this link, It Isn't as bad as it could be but still. 
    • partyonpine
      Any smallmouth reports?
    • Barbelboy
      Well I went out Sunday of opening weekend. Ugh. I felt like I was hunting the Congo! So darn hot and buggy. Thank god for thermacell! I did pass on a small 3 pt. It was fun to watch him, he was making rubs on trees all over around me. I'm actually glad nothing else came out, dealing with it in that heat would have taken a lot of fun out of the process. 
    • Barbelboy
      i've been up on Sandpoint a number of times that late in the year. I always focused on main lake drop off. especially sand if you can find it. Walleyes, big crappies and smallmouth will all be congregated in those areas. One spot I fished dropped off into 70 feet. I usually fished 20-30 ' depths oh, I should mention. Usually we used lindy rigs with minnows. Jigs did work too. especially if you slowly drop it and feel the strike on the fall. 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Unfortunately that’s the norm at just about every popular community spot on lakes/rivers. I fished the zumbro river this past opener, and filled up the back of my truck with discarded bottles and cans. While litter certainly isn’t pretty to look at, it doesn’t mean the river is polluted.
    • gimruis
      There is a new scale introduced this year by Rapala and it is better than the other ones because of one simple change: instead of the metal hook there is a clip.  This is what they use in tournaments.  It has a locking mechanism that hooks to the lower jaw.  The hook sucks.  Always has, always will.  Sticking a metal hook up inside the gills of a fish to weigh it is a terrible idea, plus they can shake off and then smack on the floor and die.  Skip the hook, use the clip.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Both types of minnows are working. Crawlers are still getting most of our fish in some locations. Cliff
    • History_Geek
      Guys what I was trying to say with my last post was, That I was in the wrong place, Because this is about Vermilion Lake. If you scroll to the top. Under that blue strip you can find the topic of this form It says Quote "Vermilion-Pelican Lake-Chisholm-Cook-Ely-Eveleth-Hibbing-Orr-Virginia Fishing Reports  Water Level"  That's how I know I'm in the wrong Place!    -Best of luck Fishing.
    • partyonpine
      You guys catching them on pike suckers or chubs?  Hopefully the wind dies down this afternoon.  Coming up with a big group to help me do the docks and 2 of the hoists.  I have the requisite adult beverages need to get them some fish for the frying pan.