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Offline DRY

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Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« on: December 22, 2020, 09:31:45 AM »
Mother Nature dropped the curtain on my fishing for a while...maybe the rest of the winter. The last several winters weren't too bad but this one has not started off well.
Penns Creek is just about frozen over



Water levels remain very low and very clear. You can still see the ledges sticking out in this picture. Unusual for December.



Water temps have dropped and as long as nighttime temps remain below freezing the shoreline ice will keep building up as in these pictures.

Access area


One of my better holes


And of course 15-18" of snow have made shoreline access somewhat treacherous for a septuagenarian.

But my bluebirds still know where I live. I fledged 11 of them this year from my yard boxes and I counted 7 of them this week coming to eat suet and meal-worms.





And my amaryllis is blooming its heart out.



Have a safe Christmas holiday and New Year. Be careful on the ice (either fishing or just walking). I'll be fishing in the Spring unless "Mother" decides to be kind to me.  ;) :)

Bill
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Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« on: December 22, 2020, 09:31:45 AM »

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Re: Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 05:31:25 PM »
Thanks for the report and all of the pics, really enjoy them!!
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Re: Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 04:08:40 PM »
After 15 or so inches of snow...mother nature provided us with 60 degree weather and almost 3 inches of rain...what a mess  >:(

The Susquehanna crested today at Sunbury near 24 feet...here are some pics from my haunt on the Isle of Que.

The boat access ramp was fully covered...



And the water was up on the road...



Many of my favorite shoreline fishing spots are no longer visible...





Many of the local wharves and boat docks are totally covered...





The one good thing is that all the old ice is gone and most of the summer and fall leaves and woody debris along the shoreline should be gone. Water temps rose to 40F but with all the snow melt dropped again to 35F. When the water level drops to 10 feet I may have a window for fishing as long as temps don't get too low to form new shoreline ice.

Bill
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Re: Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 07:06:16 PM »
My boat ramps. we Crested at 17.49 a rise of about 16'
Antlers Launch


Greevy Launch, Which I was interested in fishing. But it might be a while till that gets cleaned up.



Right where that blue cooler is where the road goes down to launch.


Dry thanks for the pictures!  That one of that ramp is pretty amazing. Lot of water.
A fair amount of rain on the way for Thursday which might not be good.
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Re: Mother Nature - "BAD GIRL"
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 11:41:48 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pic's!!
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