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Jfisherman here, I gather that Nemo isn't too crazy about fishing the river, so is anybody doing any of the alternates this Wednesday (the 16th)?

BTW, I went to Hawrelak yesterday (the 13th), didn't catch any fish but caught a duck, along with some weeds. :happybd:

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Hawrelak Park by the university - or do you mean Hermitage Park off Victoria Trail north of the Yellowhead? Haven't been any fish in Hawrelak Park since the mid-80's. (Stocked from 1967 to about 1986)

 

Haven't heard if anyone is going to Muir, Star, or any other local watering hole. This place has been super-quiet.

 

We've been spending some time on the river lately - still murky and washed out, but the fish are there... just awfully hard work.

 

Good sturgeon in there though... ;)

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The N Sask is still a bit high and muddy, but if you can find a safe place to wade or cast without brush I guess goldeye are there. For those who want to join the Club Wednesday, this week was intended to be opposite Rundle Park below 17th street.

I'm not sure if the water there is low enough to make wading safe, so I'd use real caution if you descend the bank.

I've also heard that he rip rap below the convention center is an active spot, but once again, safe access is the key.

I'm tied up Wednesday on family business, so won't be out. I'd suggest those who are going out meet at the parking lot off 17th Street and decide from there if it's worthwhile. If the water is a no go you can always go back across the Beverly bridge and north to the Hermitage Park pond.

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The N Sask is still a bit high and muddy, but if you can find a safe place to wade or cast without brush I guess goldeye are there. For those who want to join the Club Wednesday, this week was intended to be opposite Rundle Park below 17th street.

I'm not sure if the water there is low enough to make wading safe, so I'd use real caution if you descend the bank.

I've also heard that he rip rap below the convention center is an active spot, but once again, safe access is the key.

I'm tied up Wednesday on family business, so won't be out. I'd suggest those who are going out meet at the parking lot off 17th Street and decide from there if it's worthwhile. If the water is a no go you can always go back across the Beverly bridge and north to the Hermitage Park pond.

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http://environment.alberta.ca/apps/basins/...tionID=RNSASEDM

 

If you mean "The Firehole".. and by guess... nope.. no Goldeye yet. AND.. I would not wade there on a dare. Bank.. drop... sunk. The water is higher this week then it was last.

 

Yeah, you might do better to call the ball and go to Hermitage Park. However, I will check the river out again tomorrow night and post.

 

The Bighorn -- This Week:

 

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As opposed to last week the gravel bar we panned at is completely under water:

 

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PS - Dang, I really wanted some Pelican Feathers to go with my Caviar too.

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Jfisherman here, I gather that Nemo isn't too crazy about fishing the river, so is anybody doing any of the alternates this Wednesday (the 16th)?

BTW, I went to Hawrelak yesterday (the 13th), didn't catch any fish but caught a duck, along with some weeds. :happybd:

Jfisherman here, I went west of the university just south of Emily Murphy.
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Jfisherman here, I went west of the university just south of Emily Murphy.

JF, like Scratch said.. they haven't stocked that in ages and just confirmed it on the 2008 report.

 

http://www.mywildalberta.com/documents/2008Stocking.pdf

 

I know there were rumors of stocking Hawrelak again, but after the expense they went through to drain and dredge the pond in 1999 for swimming competitions and triathlon events (to rid it some kind of nasty parasites in the lake), I don't see it happening.. which is sad, as the city does need more public stocked ponds.

Reason(s) & history of lake cited here:

 

http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt/ga...RMODE=Published

 

I may pop down to the NSR with a Gold Pan tonight to check things out. But with a 30% chance of thunder boomer tonight... and a 60% tomorrow.. I dare say.. the levels will only get higher yet.

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Thunderboomers is right.

There was a strike about 9am on a transformer on 111 street.

( A visitor to our building saw the hit)

We actually saw a double hit on the building power about 1/2 second apart.

Power was out at my office for about 15 minutes.

Considering the nature of the strike, EPCOR is to be commended for their rapid response.

 

Note to Lance:

All that money ($6M) we spent here on the UPS and emergency power upgrade just paid off.

Both 1MW generators started instantly and the data center didn't even see a flicker.

D

 

As to tonight:

First caution. If there is lighting about, don't go waving graphite lighting (er fishing) rods around.

Lighting doesn't have to be under the storm cloud it can actuallly hit several KM away in clear air.

The rule should be, if you can hear thunder, put the rod down and pack up.

 

Secondly, If we get any amount of rain the River at the Firehole will not be safe.

I suggest the alternate idea of Hermitage Park Pond should be the place.

 

My wife's aunt arrives in town at 4pm so I can't go myself.

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Note to Lance:

All that money ($6M) we spent here on the UPS and emergency power upgrade just paid off.

Both 1MW generators started instantly and the data center didn't even see a flicker.

D

 

As to tonight:

First caution. If there is lighting about, don't go waving graphite lighting (er fishing) rods around.

Lighting doesn't have to be under the storm cloud it can actuallly hit several KM away in clear air.

The rule should be, if you can hear thunder, put the rod down and pack up.

Note to Dave:

 

Sobeys, also rode the storm out. Our UPS & Generator worked.. and we didn't pay no $6M. Must be the

Gov't. gravy that can afford such an animal.

 

Ditto the thunder and lightning. Good thing Scratch here took the 'Safety Meeting' to heart eh?

 

http://www.vimeo.com/1293752

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