Milwaukee River at Thiensville

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9/13/18 @ 3:56 PM
mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

These pictures were taken today at when the river was flowing at 786 cubic feet per second.  The water is very dirty.  There is accumulation of debris below the far side of the dam of tree limbs and the remnants of the warning buoys that went across the river above the dam.  

Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
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9/11/18 @ 1:29 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

anyone have any recent pics of below the dam?  curios to see what happened to those islands with the small trees now that the CFS has dropped to 1000 at the USGS monitoring station upstream.

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9/11/18 @ 7:47 AM
MeAndMyCanoe
MeAndMyCanoe
USER since 2/13/07

Jamal, as long as you don’t exceed 3 hooks/lines per person you should be okay. Personally, I would worry more about the boats that go ripping through the river. The ones that have no qualms about throwing spray on other boats sure won’t be concerned about your planers, even in no wake areas

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9/10/18 @ 11:14 AM
Jamal
Jamal
USER since 4/23/09

I am wondering, if it is ok to use trolling boards in rivers from shore ? 

any thoughts?



Thanks in advance

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9/9/18 @ 8:19 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Sure some probably went over the dam, but most will just go to the slack areas in the flooded areas to get out of the extreme current. So they basically hug the bank even if it's not the same bank.

The flow aka cfs is still very very high and unsafe for wading or kayaking especially  more upstream towards grafton.

Today the cfs was down to 1750 compared to 260 2 weeks ago.

After the rains the cfs was 5000, so it is going down nicely now.

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9/9/18 @ 6:51 PM
MeAndMyCanoe
MeAndMyCanoe
USER since 2/13/07

I wouldn't worry about it, Tunaboy. There are plenty or fish above the dam and plenty of coves and inlets for them to wait this out. Keep in mind the river swells every spring, too. Think about how hungry they'll be when the water drops!

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9/9/18 @ 12:18 PM
Tunaboy
Tunaboy
USER since 1/13/15

What does the recent flooding do to the fish upstream from Thiensville?

Do many get pushed over the dam?

Any idea how long before the river will approach normal levels?

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9/6/18 @ 11:22 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

In case anyone is interested:

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04086600


This is up river on pioneer road.  The CFS is 3400 today down from over 5000 last week.  for comparison the last time I fished the MKE it was 260 or so on Aug 25th and that was up from the time before where it was 120CFS.

At 260 CFS there was a lot of spots I had to pull the kayak upstream because it was too difficult to paddle and on the way back downstream I scraped bottom a little bit. 

Have a ways to go before the river is wadable again.



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9/6/18 @ 11:15 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

LOL, I looked up flippinbass on youtube and the dude is fishing on the east coast.  That's not cool spamming the MKE river thread.

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9/6/18 @ 8:18 AM
Carp King
Carp King
USER since 8/7/01

That dude was posting all over the place, even here in Madison.

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