Independence Day rivers

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Eperous
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Independence Day rivers

Post by Eperous » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:27 am

How are those Independence Day rivers looking... up, up, and away? :?:

Thursday we were up north to watch three grandsons take part in a swim meet that was cut way short due to nasty, and I do mean nasty---dark skies, lots of rain and lightning--- storms... got back home Thursday night to more rain and a fair amount of wind damage... our driveway was blocked by large fallen limbs, big enough to keep woodfires burning on a couple cool October eves... this morning I noticed a few tree contractors in the neighborhood today working on fallen trees from the storm... and those USGS realtime streams flows for most regional waters are climbing... the Beaverkill is pushing 4,600+ cfs on this Independence Day 2014... :cry: :cry:

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by ted patlen » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:45 pm

well, maybe we'll get a hammered by the first july 4th hurricane...no fireworks tonight

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by Bamboo&Brookies » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:28 pm

Down here in Westchester we got slammed Friday evening by heavy, wind-driven rain. Backyard turned into a pond and family room roof sprung a leak.

I know up in the Catskills, Livingston Manor and places like Jeffersonville had torrential rain, gale-force winds and flooding. One of my friends was helping the Red Cross provide assistance today to folks up there.

Maybe Wolfie or CJ will be able to give some more perspective.

-Rob J.
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-Old New England saying

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by mikevalla » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:52 am

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Port- 'o- Battenkill Welcome to the port; the Battenkill's best. What better use for the famous Spring Hole, in the no-kill stretch. Once fished by Wulff and Oatman and others. The history continues! The crowd at port, discussing hatch-matching strategies.

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by Ed Pirie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:13 am

Hi Mike,
Is your new fishin' camp on skids? You may want to start studying the map and think about a relocation - otherwise, your best fishing will be in January.

Sorry, see the same thing on the Winooski up my way - fishing will just start to get good and here they come, kayaks, canoes, tubes, you name it. Even Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were more respectful when on the river - makes me stay on the brooks and non-navigable streams.

Take care,
Ed Pirie
West Topsham, Vermont

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by ewpeper » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:36 am

Upper Henry's Fork is the same way on weekends; idiots riding anything that floats. When there are no tourons around the same water is populated with moose and bears. Fortunately, the weekend immigrants haven't really infiltrated the better fishing stretches. If they ever do, I expect there would be bloodshed.

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Re: Independence Day rivers

Post by Ron` » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:48 pm

That is why you must walk and stalk the small waters. The bigger waters you have to pick your windows.
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