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grizwald
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4/14/15 8:33 PM CST
my buddy that uses that landing said he could get his 14 foot boat in and is looking to do some crappie fishing this week into the weekend. lucky him he's on vacation to do some turkey hunting and a early spring crappie mission, while i work all week. having a four wheel drive does not hurt. Wink

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4/14/15 4:14 PM CST
Anyone know if you could land a 16ft boat at Hay Creek yet, or is the water too low?

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4/14/15 11:34 AM CST
Talk about some really nice weather the past few days! Finally got the boat out of storage for the up coming fishing season. We're way ahead of the game seasonably, unlike the last 2 years. The warmer temps got thing jump started, that's for sure. Spring peepers and various frogs are singing in the swamps. Bears are hungry and becoming troublesome with bird feeders. Walleye run is in full swing on the big rivers. Turkeys are strutting looking for a mate. Ducks, Geese and song birds are on their way up to nesting grounds. Just a wondrous time of the year.

As for the Big Chip, the lake is rising but at a slow rate. We did have some snow last week and some rain a few days ago. That all contributed to bringing it up another 8 inches or so. The latest Excel Hydro level was at 1308.60 from a full pool of 1313.00. One good spring thunderstorm could bring it up in a hurry. Lets hope it happens soon.

Now is the time though, to get those boats out and go through them. Put fresh gas and oil in. Take care of the prop, any nicks and dings can be filed out. Inspect the batteries for life and that they hold a charge. Check out your navigational lights that you don't need a bulb when its dark. Make sure that your trailer lights are all operational. Look at life jackets that didn't become a mouse's winter home. Most importantly, spool new mono on fishing reels. Nothing is more annoying than line memory or losing a fish from brittle sun bleached line. Open that tackle box and see what you need to replenish for jigs, lures, bobbers, etc.

Having the boat and all the gear ready for the 2015 fishing season opener, will provide comfort and assurance for your time on the water.

The picture shown is of last years opener around the Hay Creek narrows. If you look real hard, there is a Loon in the middle of the ice flow. Wont have to worry about that this year.

Give me a call if your interested in booking a trip out on the Big Chip this fishing season.

TC

[This post was last edited on 4/14/15 at 12:36 PM]

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4/11/15 7:20 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
out from 1 till 5 guiding big will to some crappie. caught crappie and one fat perch squirting eggs. kept 9 crappie. good day out in the some heavy wind. water levels are coming up, but still down 3 to 4 feet. landing was easier to use today compared to last week. Cool

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4/11/15 12:49 PM CST
Any boat landings accessible for a 16 ft. Boat yet on the Chip. ?

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4/11/15 7:39 AM CST
It's looking like just under 5 feet down from full pool.

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4/11/15 7:08 AM CST
Grouse hunter here is the site to check the flowage level http://www.xcelenergy.com/Company/Operations/Power_Generation_Stations/Hydro_Level_and_Discharge_Rates

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4/11/15 4:30 AM CST
Is the water level coming up, last report I saw that it was 5.5 ft down.

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4/9/15 11:16 AM CST
I don't think they spear anything in the slot and only 1 over lol.

big_fishman
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4/9/15 9:07 AM CST
Nothing will change until spearing is made illegal. Why have a slot if they are just going to be speared.

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4/9/15 8:04 AM CST
I think this is a good limit. The 3 over 18" that a lot of lakes in the area have gone to is terrible. I think they have basically stunted some of the lakes. You can catch thousands on a few lakes and only get a couple over that 18" and then when you do it is most likely a female. Every thing else runs 14"-17".

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4/8/15 11:55 PM CST
So the chip is a 3 fish limit of 15 inch minimum. 20-24 inch slot. 1 fish over 24. Wink and the Emergency Board Order FH-17-14(E) adoption request: is a no go

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4/8/15 10:03 AM CST
oh yeah!


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4/8/15 9:56 AM CST
For the first time in a long time, something that makes sense. It's good to know that the input of the locals might have actually made a difference.

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4/8/15 9:50 AM CST
No problem Deano! Hope you're getting as excited for opener as I am! Can't wait! Just need some more run off to bring her up and we'll be good to go!

Tc


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