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Old 03-31-2018, 09:41 AM
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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?

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Old 03-31-2018, 10:47 AM
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Yes this may be a rough summer!!
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:46 PM
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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.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:34 AM
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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.
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:14 PM
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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!
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:42 PM
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Its gonna be a rough summer. Make sure to tell everyone you see not to light any fires or flick cigarettes outside...
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:10 PM
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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...
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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.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:11 PM
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How'd Chevelon fish?
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:15 PM
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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.
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