Rain Raising Havoc ...

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by RetiredToFish, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Since 8:00 AM on Tues. the Licking River in Newark has risen 11 feet 4 inch ... We haven't had as much rain locally as some other places. According to Weather report we could get another 4 inches of rain. If this be the case we could expect the worst flooding on record which occurred in January 1959. Record flood levels at that time was 20 feet 3 inches. The current level is 16 feet 7 inches. This amount of water is going to affect fishing in Dillon for weeks if not more than a month and then the Muskingum and then the Ohio. With all of the rain elsewhere in the state at the same time, it doesn't look like much good, SAFE fishing for weeks to come.

    So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls .... Don't let your eagerness to go fishing override your common sense and safety and venture out and get yourselves hurt or even worse ..... Garry-
     
  2. Phillybass

    Phillybass New Member

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    Good advise keep it safe hit the back waters.:cool2::cool2::cool2:
     

  3. Brent Nickel

    Brent Nickel New Member

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    Amen to that. We've been eyeing up a few places that we can get to regardless of the water levels, but they don't involve dealing with the current. Haven't caught anything yet, but it's still nice to get out of the house.
     
  4. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    SISSEY FISHING TIME!
    Dont no one take it to heart thats my crews slang for pond/small lake fishing-and non cattin:eek:oooh:know what I mean:wink:
     
  5. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Hey Kenny ... Nothing sissy about it ... If it is sissy then I guess I would rather be a live sissy then a dead or maimed "Macho Man" .... :cool2: Garry-
     
  6. Phillybass

    Phillybass New Member

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    I've pulled some nice cats fishing back waters of some lakes around here and still breathing doing it:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::eek:oooh:
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    its definetly getting interesting outside..... maybe by july things will be back to normal:smile2: rollo
     
  8. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    The big river is cresting Sunday at around 53 ft, we'll keep our fingers crossed it heads back down and stays that way, not just for fishing, but also for the poor folks who are directly impacted by this crap. If anyone has realestate close to any river or streams please be safe, and if it looks like you should get out, don't think about it.............. DO IT.:embarassed:
     
  9. dademoss

    dademoss Member

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    Probably means most of the holes have moved too, have to start all over again looking for the good spots.
     
  10. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i am going Canoeing this weekend, gonna be a blast!!:crazy::eek:oooh::wink:
     
  11. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    i guess my sandbar i fished from last summer on the muskingum will be about a mile downriver? Hopefully i can still get to it....lol...might have to have you check on it for me skip? lol
     
  12. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    looks like its about over with.:eek:oooh: anyone wanna go look for nightcrawlers?:roll_eyes: rollo
     
  13. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Ours is supposed to crest sometime Thursday evening.

    I have already offered the services of one 20 foot SeaArk with a Jet on it to the Sheriffs department.

    I was out in the county today and had to chuckle at someones comment to fish the backwaters. Heck to fish here you are going to have to set up on a State Route, so stay on the correct side of the white line.

    Guys, be careful out there. 1 foot of flowing water is enough to wash a car off the road.

    I don't want to have to try to find you in the Ark, SeaArk that is.
     
  14. Phillybass

    Phillybass New Member

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    Mansfield, OH
    You guys must be getting it worse then we are here creeks haven't blown there banks yet:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  15. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    These pictures I took around the Wakatomika creek that runs on the north end of town towards Trinway.....rollo
     

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  16. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    The first one is another from the Wakatomika... The others are the Muskingum at the south end of town...rollo
     

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  17. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    hate to say it, but its only gonna get worse in some of these areas. I will try to get out tomorrow and post some more around when the river crests... rollo
     

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  18. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    getting alot of rain here alot of creek and river flooding i am close to missouri and mississippi
     
  19. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    its still coming up! i may have to help my uncle move his water house! rollo
     
  20. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    if your floating under the armpits, and you are hoping you will bottom out! you might wanna check out these........rollo