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Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby DUCK-DAWG » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:24 am

I'm not sure about the other lakes in the area, but a buddy of mine sent me a picture yesterday confirming that Micc was back up from all of this rain. From the picture it doesn't look like it's at full pool, but it does look pretty close. Now here's my question, and hopefully someone here is more "in-the-know" than me and can answer...did any of the "proposed" work ever get done, and if not, is the state going to re-drain the lake and start this whole process all over again?
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby BigBend » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:00 am

Can't speak to the work on micc but the water is still rising on the other lakes, I've been taking pics of iamonia daily to see how much it comes up. I'll try to post them later.
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby bdub » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:56 am

did they fix the dam on imonia?
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:59 pm

Jackson has also come up and is still rising

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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby reelsouthern1220 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Got some buddies who work around lake Micc and sent me some pictures. Pretty amazing really. They are pretty closely involved with some of whats been goin on. Sounded like they didn' really do all that much work, or nothing drastic anway. Burned some areas but the majority of it wasn't very impressive I dont think. Not sure if any dredging or anything actually happened. They claimed they had to shut the gate on the drain on March first no matter what. I didnt really buy it since it sounded like they didn't get as much done as they would have liked, but with so much water my buddy said they may even go.ahead and.close it early he thought so who knows. Look foward to goin out and riding around and was planning to tomorrow but have a broken leaf spring on my trailer so it'll have to wait.
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby reelsouthern1220 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:05 pm

Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.
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Postby tmclaimerFL » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Pretty remarkable

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Postby quackhunter99 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:15 am

Got this in a text today. Bull Headly landing on Iamonia
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 am

quackhunter99 wrote:Got this in a text today. Bull Headly landing on Iamonia
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Still has a long way to go, but its a start.

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Postby waterdogds » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:37 am

reelsouthern1220 wrote:Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.


Beautiful..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:08 am

waterdogds wrote:
reelsouthern1220 wrote:Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.


Beautiful..... :thumbsup:

Hopefully the rains stay steady through the spring an summer
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby waterdogds » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:35 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:
waterdogds wrote:
reelsouthern1220 wrote:Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.


Beautiful..... :thumbsup:

Hopefully the rains stay steady through the spring an summer


Maybe the forcast predicted by the Almanac is close to being spot on. At this rate, next season we'll be able to space ourselves out a bit better than last season. Maybe all the knuckle heads will continue to go to Piney though. :no:
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:50 pm

waterdogds wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:
waterdogds wrote:
reelsouthern1220 wrote:Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.


Beautiful..... :thumbsup:

Hopefully the rains stay steady through the spring an summer


Maybe the forcast predicted by the Almanac is close to being spot on. At this rate, next season we'll be able to space ourselves out a bit better than last season. Maybe all the knuckle heads will continue to go to Piney though. :no:
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24th-28th. Rain Mississippi, Alabama north and east to the Carolinas, then turning fair.

March 2013
1st-3rd. Pleasant.
4th-7th. Scattered showers.
8th-11th. Heavy rain Mississippi and Tennessee valleys to the Carolinas as a storm moves through the Southeast and the Mid Atlantic.
12th-15th. Windy; more showers, followed by clearing skies.
16th-19th. Heavy rains, then clearing.
20th-23rd. Major storm moves north along the coast; widespread wet weather and increasing winds.
24th-27th. Showers Gulf States to Carolinas, then fair.
28th-31st. Another coastal storm! Wind and rain for Easter.

April 2013
1st-3rd. Heavy rain across the Gulf States.
4th-7th. Scattered showers.
8th-11th. Dry and pleasant.
12th-15th. Rain for much of the Southeast, including the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta.
16th-19th. Pleasantly dry.
20th-23rd. Heavy rain; squalls move up the East Coast, then clearing, pleasant.
24th-27th. Pleasant, but thunderstorms move into the Mississippi Valley by the 27th.
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby waterdogds » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:48 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:
waterdogds wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:
waterdogds wrote:
reelsouthern1220 wrote:Literally just got a text after I posted that. Drains are shut and the whole lake is navigable from what he said.


Beautiful..... :thumbsup:

Hopefully the rains stay steady through the spring an summer


Maybe the forcast predicted by the Almanac is close to being spot on. At this rate, next season we'll be able to space ourselves out a bit better than last season. Maybe all the knuckle heads will continue to go to Piney though. :no:
February 2013
24th-28th. Rain Mississippi, Alabama north and east to the Carolinas, then turning fair.

March 2013
1st-3rd. Pleasant.
4th-7th. Scattered showers.
8th-11th. Heavy rain Mississippi and Tennessee valleys to the Carolinas as a storm moves through the Southeast and the Mid Atlantic.
12th-15th. Windy; more showers, followed by clearing skies.
16th-19th. Heavy rains, then clearing.
20th-23rd. Major storm moves north along the coast; widespread wet weather and increasing winds.
24th-27th. Showers Gulf States to Carolinas, then fair.
28th-31st. Another coastal storm! Wind and rain for Easter.

April 2013
1st-3rd. Heavy rain across the Gulf States.
4th-7th. Scattered showers.
8th-11th. Dry and pleasant.


12th-15th. Rain for much of the Southeast, including the final round of the Masters Tournament in Augusta.
16th-19th. Pleasantly dry.
20th-23rd. Heavy rain; squalls move up the East Coast, then clearing, pleasant.
24th-27th. Pleasant, but thunderstorms move into the Mississippi Valley by the 27th.


If that scenario plays out, every lake from Pensacola to Jax will be back to normal levels. Iamonia would be the highest it's been in 5-10.
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby whaknstak » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:45 pm

Any luck with the pics bigbend?
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Postby SouthernWingsAssaultTeam » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:41 pm

Thank goodness!!!
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Postby BigBend » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:28 am

My pics look very similar to quacks, I'll try to get some from today. Lots of airboats out there yesterday including 2 from fwc. Been an influx of carp from ochlocknee, might be worth some shooting.
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Postby quackhunter99 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:50 am

BigBend wrote:My pics look very similar to quacks, I'll try to get some from today. Lots of airboats out there yesterday including 2 from fwc. Been an influx of carp from ochlocknee, might be worth some shooting.

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Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:32 am

Some pics I took of the river and Ed & Bernice fish camp. Amazing and upsetting to see.

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Postby whaknstak » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:12 pm

They got all their campers out. They shouldn't be too bad once the water settles
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Postby BigBend » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:52 pm

quackhunter99 wrote:
BigBend wrote:My pics look very similar to quacks, I'll try to get some from today. Lots of airboats out there yesterday including 2 from fwc. Been an influx of carp from ochlocknee, might be worth some shooting.

Carp on Iamonia?


Yep, mostly grass carp though which are off limits to shoot in FL. Still a few commons to shoot though. I'll be shooting the grassies in GA when I move though.
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Re: Rain is a good thing...hopefully

Postby waterdogds » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:42 am

Looks like there will be no turkey hunting or ATVs and dirt bikes on the lake beds this spring. :tongue:
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