Since I last posted… 6/23/13 Update

I’m not going to lie, the May snow kind of knocked the wind out of me. Since then, we’ve had some decent opportunities to fish, I’ve gotten out my fair share, but there have been less than 10 rain-free days since early May. Due to repeated high water and flooding events this season, sometimes streams going out of their banks twice in just a few days, conditions have been less than stellar. Oddly, we had a June rainfall deficit of about 1.50″ in Rochester up until Thursday the 20th. Since this past Thursday, we’ve had repeated bouts of severe weather and heavy rain.

Here’s what’s going on today:
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This is Highway 43 at Choice, located just south of Rushford, MN.

Here’s a picture of Duschee Creek this morning:
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…and here is radar estimated rainfall in southeast MN and northeast IA. Holy cow.
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2 thoughts on “Since I last posted… 6/23/13 Update

  1. BigCoop71

    So what your saying is… if things dry out towards the end of the week we should have good fishing near the Lanesborro hatchery this comming weekend? HA!

    Man we just can’t catch a break here, last year if you were lucky enough to find a hole deep enough to hold fish you might catch a couple, this year you’d better wear your life jacket!

    Honestly with all the storm, tornado, and flash flood warnings and watches this year, if I haven’t been fishing in potentially hazardous weather I haven’t been fishing…

    Going to build an ark soon, does anyone know if Trex floats?

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  2. mnbluffland21

    Late reply on this post but I have to say that I find it incredible how well and quickly small rivers repair themselves. My father and I fished the root downstream from that bridge on July 27th (just over a month after the flood) and the river was clear, the banks showed some but not to much damage, and most of all the fishing was great! Many browns over 12″. Seems that as fast as the floods come, they go and soon after the rivers begin repairing themselves back to nearly how they were before the floods.

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