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Flooding

Postby Beak Buster » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:08 am

What does everyone think about the flooding? I was coming back from deer hunting yesterday and checked out my duck hunting spot and there is at least 3.5 to 4 feet of extra water now.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:24 am

flooding? i wish pend orielle would flood a bit. they dropped it 11 feet this year. that's 5 feet more than normal and it is really screwing us up for launching a boat. :thumbsdown:
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Postby Beak Buster » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:28 am

Ya I've hunted there a couple times but always from shore and did pretty good. Have you ever tried the chain lakes?
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:27 am

all we've hunted is the lake and river. there have been some other spots we've meant to go try, but then we always end up at our usual spots.
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Postby Beak Buster » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:38 am

ya I hear that I like going to sandpoint but it's a pretty fare drive when there is hunting closer that is just as good if not better. I looked at your pictures and I know where you guys hunt up there and later in the year it gets pretty good there. I found a new spot closer and in december it gets pretty good.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:05 pm

Chain Lakes and Lake CDA water is up 1.5 or 2 feet over the last 7 days. I hunted there the last 2 Sundays.

I was hoping all this precip would dump some more water back into Lake PO and the rivers up there. Has it not?
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Postby casey_714 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:21 pm

HaydenHunter wrote:Chain Lakes and Lake CDA water is up 1.5 or 2 feet over the last 7 days. I hunted there the last 2 Sundays.

I was hoping all this precip would dump some more water back into Lake PO and the rivers up there. Has it not?


Not really that I've noticed. Maybe I'm wrong though. HaydenHunter... we need to set a date for at least us 3 to go on a hunt!
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Postby nickdahick » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:39 pm

i have hunted s.CDA the last 2 weekends, and the water was up 3-4 feet. with the rise, hunting spots have changed. it seems to me that the birds are staging in areas now that were dry 2 wks ago. the river is messed for a long time. blame the army corps of engineers for that. they think that they are fixing the kokenne problem at the expence of all other wildlife and my season. i hunted the river about 40 days in the last 2-3 seasons. it has been nice though....its making me find new ground and i have been gitting my drake pintail every day i go out
leaves little to guess, and a lot to be desired.....you should hear me butcher a call
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Postby Beak Buster » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:50 am

Ya it kills me how those guys think there helping the fisheries and what they are really doing is hurting it bad. I wish some times they would just leave stuff alone.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:14 am

I did a bit of CDA scouting from the road yesterday and it seems as if the water level in the lake is going back down pretty fast.
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Postby Beak Buster » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:18 am

They have the dam wide open in postfalls. Did you get the chance to see any birds? I just know where I hunt is that the water level is going way up where I was standing in about a foot of water in the begining of the season there is about 4 to 5 feet there now.
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Postby HaydenHunter » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:27 am

beak buster,

No birds. Let's just say I was in an elevated positiion overlooking a heavily hunted bay where the birds come back to loaf and roost. No groups out hunting but no birds visible except for a couple of hundred coots.

The ducks that visit that bay in a typical year have seen a lot of pressure and the geese are still up in Canada.
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