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2/16/17 @ 8:54 AM
Jerry Tipping
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USER since 12/26/07

Castle Rock has now been reduced by 1 foot since the draw-down started on February 1st, and Petenwell by 10 inches since the 10th. The rate will probably stay at the 1-11/2 inch per-day rate until mid-March. Flow rates are nearing 10,000 cubic feet per second and will increase with time as the snow melt progresses. The warm weather projected for the next week add to that. This puts a lot of current under the ice in channel areas. 

Keep a tight line!!!


Jerry

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2/16/17 @ 7:52 AM
Major Mark
Major Mark
MEMBER since 5/20/05

From: http://www.wisconsinriverpower.com/


For Release: 01/31/2017

WRPCO reminding residents, outdoor enthusiasts of dam drawdowns beginning Feb. 1

Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) will begin its annual drawdown of the reservoirs at its Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric dams, starting Feb. 1.

A drawdown is a process by which the reservoir upstream of the dam is lowered. WRPCO is drawing down both reservoirs in preparation for the spring runoff from melting snow in northern and central Wisconsin.

WRPCO cautions ice fishermen and others who take part in activities around or on the reservoirs that the drawdowns can create unstable ice conditions. Water levels could be reduced by more than five feet at the Petenwell Dam and more than six feet at the Castle Rock Dam.

A gradual drawdown at the Castle Rock Dam will begin on Feb. 1, and the drawdown at Petenwell will begin Feb. 10. Both drawdowns are anticipated to be finished by mid-March. Current river flow and reservoir elevations can be found at wisconsinriverpower.com.

For More Information, Contact:

Matt Cullen

Media Relations Contact

(920) 433-1554

mcullen@integrysgroup.com

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2/16/17 @ 1:20 AM
AJPACK
AJPACK
USER since 4/30/15

I believe te draw down started in the beginning of Feb. 


Jerry Tipping posted a good desciption about the draw down on the 1st of Feb.

Edited on 2/16/17 1:22 AM
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2/15/17 @ 11:39 PM
Esox Tracker
Esox Tracker
USER since 2/7/03

Maybe I didn't read back far enough....when did draw down start?

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2/15/17 @ 6:54 PM
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hoseslures1
hoseslures1
USER since 10/23/11

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Impatientlund......I have only fished by the turtle twice this year, with very little success. The last trip was a big fat skunk. The 1 before I had a few small walleyes, 1 small crappie, and 1 legal walleye at 17".

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2/15/17 @ 4:08 PM
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2 VIZSLAS
2 VIZSLAS
USER since 12/28/07

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Waning Gibbous

Fished off the Turtle Monday and today. Drove full size truck off both days. Both the launch and lake travel is good. However with the predicted warm temps things could change in a hurry. Fishing awfully slow. On Monday my buddy and I caught 6 short walleyes, 5 white bass, 3 bluegills, and 1 perch. Today I fished solo. Only 3 other people on the lake when I arrived for as far as I could see. Few others showed up later. Caught 1 short wally, 1 whitebass, 1 crappie, and one bluegill. Used both tipdowns and jigged. Did not mark many fish all day. Not complaining mind you. Always good just to be able.

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2/15/17 @ 3:37 PM
aFISHionado
aFISHionado
USER since 1/6/13

Coming up on Friday am. curious about ice conditions by the Dirty Turtle. Thanks


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2/15/17 @ 1:57 PM
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AlreadyGone
AlreadyGone
USER since 9/7/11

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Waning Gibbous

I'm thinking of launching the boat off the 29th. St. ramp and fish the trestle on Monday.  Spring is here...

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2/15/17 @ 12:27 PM
impatientlund
impatientlund
USER since 7/22/16

hoseslures1 or anyone else, has there been much going on over by the turtle? in the past i have done well jigging out from there.  just curious how good the ice is and if anything has been melting from the snow thaw coming down the yellow river.  Has fishing been any good on that side?

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2/14/17 @ 3:20 PM
rages05
rages05
USER since 3/12/15

Not a problem!!

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