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sublime167 03-31-2018 09:41 AM

Snow pack
 
Is anybody else concerned about the extremely low snow pack and it's effect on our small streams? Is this something that would make you reconsider planning trips this spring and summer?

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/cmis_p...Mar+15+BOR.pdf

basshunter 03-31-2018 10:47 AM

Yes this may be a rough summer!!

dp820 03-31-2018 12:46 PM

Yeah. I was at Canyon Creek yesterday and it already looks like it did last year in July. It will be a hard summer for some of these small streams.

M Lopez 04-04-2018 11:34 AM

Yes, the lack of snow is scary. But don't let it keep you from fishing in the spring. Its great fishing right now. Some lakes in the White Mountains might be a little low right now, but water quality is good. Streams are flowing at or near base flows. This is more like early summer conditions. So get out fishing now, because conditions in actual summer are likely going to be ugly.

lakelady 04-05-2018 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by M Lopez (Post 171841)
Yes, the lack of snow is scary. But don't let it keep you from fishing in the spring. Its great fishing right now. Some lakes in the White Mountains might be a little low right now, but water quality is good. Streams are flowing at or near base flows. This is more like early summer conditions. So get out fishing now, because conditions in actual summer are likely going to be ugly.

Good point. Lucky for us the weather is beautiful right now!

Eyedeas 04-07-2018 02:42 PM

Its gonna be a rough summer. Make sure to tell everyone you see not to light any fires or flick cigarettes outside...

Levisdad 04-09-2018 05:10 PM

I float tubed Chevlon yesterday. The lake is about (6) feet low & no water flowing in. The roads are completely dry. The tanks have very little water in them. Where you turn off the 300 onto the 169 there is usually a snow drift along the side of the road. That area is completely dry...

theapachetrout 04-09-2018 06:17 PM

For those who remember how winter 2002 was even drier... what were the most noticeable effects on the fishing? What is fortunate regarding this year is that, despite the abnormally dry weather, the Salt River Chain of lakes is still above average capacity. Goes to show just how great last year was. May not mean much for the fishing, but it at least means that we have enough drinking water. Have heard next year will also be pretty dry... just hopefully not like this.

Chasintrout 04-10-2018 02:11 PM

How'd Chevelon fish?

Seldomseen 04-10-2018 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by theapachetrout (Post 171869)
For those who remember how winter 2002 was even drier... what were the most noticeable effects on the fishing?

The Rodeo Chediski Fire that summer had an impact for sure.

Levisdad 04-10-2018 05:03 PM

Fishing at Chevlon was Sloow!


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