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#1 May-16-18 6:24AM

Ernie
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Well, what now?

This is ugly!

https://i.imgur.com/wz2wojD.png

Most likely will ruin the spawn.

Gonna be a while before we get out there again.....


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#2 May-16-18 9:34AM

Bryan
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From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
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Re: Well, what now?

This sucks. I was gonna fish the tidal portion this weekend. Guess I have to pick a lake instead.


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#3 May-16-18 9:48AM

drxfish
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Re: Well, what now?

You beat me to it Ernie.  It will be at least a week to two to come down.  Not good for the spawn either...


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#4 May-16-18 10:55AM

hookup
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Re: Well, what now?

With enough gas, there's always a floatable river available

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#5 May-16-18 11:02AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

hookup wrote:

With enough gas, there's always a floatable river available

Well....lets go!


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#6 May-16-18 11:33AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

Both LF and the Washington Channel at at Minor flood stage.....


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#7 May-16-18 1:02PM

T.
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Re: Well, what now?

So, is Sleeter Lake open yet?

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#8 May-16-18 3:01PM

Curly
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Re: Well, what now?

They are saying 3-6" more before Sunday!  Fredrick, MD got 4" today alone.


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#9 May-17-18 5:52AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

Now the prediction is 19.8' at POR and 10.6' at LF. Not good at all!

I talked to a guide on Tuesday and like John said above, this will wipe away most of the spawn.


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#10 May-17-18 5:52AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

T. wrote:

So, is Sleeter Lake open yet?

Mid June is what is on their RH page.....


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#11 May-17-18 7:23AM

drxfish
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Re: Well, what now?

Will this flood allow Snakeheads to move further up the Potomac??


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#12 May-17-18 7:28AM

Junger
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From: Potomac, MD
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Re: Well, what now?

drxfish wrote:

Will this flood allow Snakeheads to move further up the Potomac??

Seems like they may already be there.

https://wvexplorer.com/2018/05/14/snake … ty-stream/

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#13 May-17-18 10:37AM

hookup
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Re: Well, what now?

Ernie wrote:

hookup wrote:

With enough gas, there's always a floatable river available

Well....lets go!

2.5 hour drive

Kayaks only - couple class II rapids and one nice portage around  class iV rapd

11 mile float

4 mils epic fishing

What time do you want to meet on Saturday?

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#14 May-17-18 10:38AM

hookup
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Re: Well, what now?

Junger wrote:

drxfish wrote:

Will this flood allow Snakeheads to move further up the Potomac??

Seems like they may already be there.

https://wvexplorer.com/2018/05/14/snake … ty-stream/

15 pounder caught at Brunswick reported

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#15 May-17-18 10:46AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

hookup wrote:

Ernie wrote:

hookup wrote:

With enough gas, there's always a floatable river available

Well....lets go!

2.5 hour drive

Kayaks only - couple class II rapids and one nice portage around  class iV rapd

11 mile float

4 mils epic fishing

What time do you want to meet on Saturday?

Hmmmm, nope....won't happen with my back still in healing mode but thanks anyway. I taped a couple of fishing shows.....


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#16 May-17-18 10:49AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

To my knowledge, all of the snakehead talk above Great Falls is pure BS. No actual record of events. But, people do transport them.....like the one in the article but that one was dead.

A 15 lb snakehead is a monster...record around here is 17-18lbs.


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#17 May-17-18 10:59AM

hookup
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Re: Well, what now?

To my knowledge, all of the snakehead talk above Great Falls is pure BS

Couple years ago I read an article in the local paper that showed pix of the RR @ Brunswick and the guy w/ the fish

Like I said, reported.  Didn't see it in person, but with all the fake news around now a days, I believe you

Hmmmm, nope....

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#18 May-17-18 11:02AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

Looks like POR will settle at 24' before receding, 1' from major flood.

We should have a contest to see when it will be back at 5'.....


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#19 May-17-18 11:46AM

drxfish
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Re: Well, what now?

Ugh!  That will be close to 2 weeks.  I will say Memorial Day.


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#20 May-17-18 4:54PM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

Interesting...I was looking a some river levels out west a bit and they crest tomorrow but their predictions say back to normal in a few days.

I saw a video of Great Falls and she was raging. As well, I was told that this is the most water since sometime in mid 90's.

All we can do is hope and let gravity do some work.


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#21 May-17-18 5:23PM

drxfish
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Re: Well, what now?

It will bring us some fresh hogs to catch from up yonder! lol

Last edited by drxfish (May-17-18 5:23PM)


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#22 May-17-18 6:12PM

darbrewe
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Re: Well, what now?

I work at Riverbend. We are expecting water very close to or even in the visitor center by saturday.
Needless to say, the ramp is closed.

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#23 May-18-18 5:51AM

Ernie
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Re: Well, what now?

CLOSURES: Monocacy Boat Ramp (MM 42.2), Nolands Ferry Boat Ramp (MM 44.6), Lander Lock Boat Ramp (MM 50.8), and Dargan Bend Boat Ramp (MM 64.9) are all CLOSED until further notice.


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#24 May-18-18 9:36AM

captmikestarrett
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From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
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Re: Well, what now?

Drove the river on the MD Side to work today and it was an easy 4 feet higher than an extreme high tide. Just the tops of the stacked roadway in the spoils were showing. Maybe a foot of them. The break wall on the outside of the spoils are out of site. The Ferris wheel pier at National Harbor had one foot of free area under the pier. Two creams in your coffee.

Capt Mike


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#25 May-18-18 9:56AM

Osprey
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Re: Well, what now?

Where will all of the striper, shad, herring and white perch eggs end up? High price to pay for some green grass, the whole spawn is probably a washout.


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