LEVEL-586 and steady The river is 4′ over normal
TEMP- 46 degrees
Barometer: 30.01 and rising
Wading to Bluegrass Island is NOT possible
Sunrise : 7:18 AM (First cast)
Sunset: 7:59 PM (Last cast)
An update on what this massive amount of water dumped on us did to the river.
River level is up to 586 ft above sea level (up 4 ft from Friday) and has crested last night Steady holding at the 586 foot level today before it begins to drop this eveningand into Sunday.
While the water and the flow is up, it is still possible to launch a boat and get out to some of your favorite fishing areas. we saw boaters doing better than waders yesterday with several reports of limits and some singles and doubles . Button wood , Jerome rd rapids area and near the tip of Bluegrass have been the better spots today and with these conditions will probably be the best areas to try . Orleans park and White Street access are high water level areas and are typically productive on days like today. Walleyes are fishes that like a modest current, try shorts casts, close to shore where the current has eased up and the fish are hugging the bank to get out of that main current. This may mean fishing behind a line of waders but it is often a productive method.
The larger heads and twister tails have been working better in this muddy debris filled water, presenting a bigger bait target and and better vibration.
Wading to bluegrass will not be possible today , so plan accordingly.
Exercise caution when wading into this strong current, use a wading staff, dont go alone , keep a look out upstream for floating deris(trees, lawn chairs , other fishermen etc..) ,use common sense.
Be safe, Have Fun and good luck fishing
Weight:3/4 to 1 1/2 oz with increased flow and depth going heavier weight to touch bottom
Colors: Green head/Pumkinseed(dark brown) Tail – Orange or yellow head / Motoroil tail – Black head /Purple MF tail – black head/ orange tail
TodayCloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
TonightPartly cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind.
SundayPartly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.