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Offline Pete Dooks

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Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:19:30 PM »
A week into the season and my boat is still in storage, so I am sitting here in my office wondering if the snow melt and upcoming weekend rain will bring the lakes up to levels that we can hope to get a whole season of fishing on. Last year was a little disappointing in that some of my regular spots (New Germany + Wentzells) were pretty touch and go for launching on come end of July. If the forecast for next week holds true +10 to 15, sunny and calm Sunday to Tuesday, I might just have to get the boat ready. 

Offline scottw

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Re: Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 12:38:47 AM »
Water is low on the Lahave.
Wentzells Lake still has enough ice to keep you from launching a boat.
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Offline Pete Dooks

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Re: Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 11:16:16 AM »
Thanks for the update Scott. There is a weather warning for heavy rain here in the Valley for tonight, and then much warmer temps. So we should see ice melt on the lakes and hopefully waters raise.

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Re: Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 11:33:27 AM »
I swung by a lake to check the ice and was very surprised to note that the water level was not at a normal high level for spring, hope that is not a bad omen. Last year was brutal.

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Re: Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
April 9th: Still a little ice in Wentzells Lake in the cove at the south cove of the lake, but the ice has cleared away from the boat launch area, so you should be good to go.
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Offline Pete Dooks

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Re: Almost a week into the 2017 fishing season
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 11:17:29 AM »
Thanks Scott, this weeks weather looks promising. Might even raise the water temp to mid-upper 40's.