• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Royce Aardahl

How low can it go?

Recommended Posts

Royce Aardahl

here in sauk rapids it was about a foot lower last year so it's very close to that level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Keith_MN

It has been amazing to watch the river drop the past 10 days. I've only been fishing the Mississippi for about 6 years now (up-river from Clearwater towards St. Cloud) so I was wondering how much lower the water levels can drop? It's not even the 1st of August and it won't take much more of a drop to get as low as I can recall.

A friend of mine who has been fishing the river most of his life says the lowest he can remember the river was during the drought of 1988. He said the fishing was phenominal that summer.

Does anyone else recall a really low water level period on the river? And how was the fishing?

------------------
Keith_MN

I plan to live forever......so far so good!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Keith_MN

I mostly fish upriver from Clearwater, and I am suppose to be taking a couple fiends fishing on the 11th of August. If we don't get some more significant rainfall to the north in the next 10 days it could make for a very interesting day trying to get up the river.

I run a little 12 foot lund with a 9.8 horse Merc thats lifted up an extra 4" or so on the transom, so when I'm by myself I figure I can get thru 9" or less if I take it easy. But with two extra people in the boat I think I better be prepared to get my feet wet in a few places.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
marblei

Last year was my first year, (Otsego - monte), and by August, I had a VERY rough time of it, (boat wise) and I have Jet outboard!! I agree..I think it was about a foot lower last August, and yes, fishing was great...It 'aint' ever too bad! Not sure why it is going down so fast, I believe it has alot to do with how they regulate the locks. I know the moisture up north was short earlier in the year, but they caught up quickly, so there is some water north of here???? Just looked out my window, and the rock I use as an indicator shows that the water is up a 'bit' today.....

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 :)

    • Borch
      Sounds like a blast!  My time has shifted to turkey hynting prep.  So it looks like I'm done despite good ice conditions.  But I'm a bit jealous of you all.
    • smurfy
      One thing I'd like to add, they live about 2 miles north of remer on hwy 6.
    • Brandon Klatt
      Went up to Knife lake today to see if i could find some slab crappies. After drilling countless holes and only 1 crappie to show for it was thinking about packing it in. Then i notice a mark 1ft under the ice, bam a nice 12in slab. fished 2:45-8pm, bite was good 6:30-8.  Caught a good amount of crappies, key was to be 6-8ft of water and most fish were 1-4ft down. All crappies were released, with how hard this lake gets its nice to see there's still slabs in there and wish the DNR would put a 5 crappie limit on the lake, even down to 3 would be great. 
    • leech~~
      I think Duff has been hacked? He's replying to posts over a year old now?
    • smurfy
      You might be fighting for room with all the geese ducks and swans!!
    • smurfy
      Gobsmacked?!!
    • smurfy
      Check out weezie outdoors. They guide bear, and all kind of things. I know they hunt Winnie for ducks. They also supply a dog if needed. They also do fish guiding. They have a website also.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      We always called them wing-dings! I also learned that trick on LOW. Very tasty!! Cliff
    • phishslayer
      Anyone know how the lakes are doing in the Madison Lake area? Still fishable? Ice pulling away from shore yet?
    • biff
      The big storm last weekend blew a lot of ice into shore around the park point area...the south pier was closed again and there is ice piled up around the pier...not good for the coho fishing off the pier and not good for the smelting off the point. At least the weather is going to be in the 50's for awhile it looks like.