Anyone fish the flats today? What’s it look like?

ward3342 Still muddied. No luck fishing it. 2 days ago
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Flyrob Thanks Merrill maybe we’ll get a November yesterday
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Took a couple of casts in the Octoraro Sunday evening and only got one swirl on the creek chub nothing on soft plastic or stick bait.

ward3342 Is the Oct clear? Deer is clear. 3 days ago
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Flyrob Yes Chuck it is, probably the cleanest I seen it since the early spring. 3 days ago
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Hit the Ock again last night and the creek was low and slow.... caught 1 rockfish and 1 smallmouth. The good news is that water is clean so the... Show more

Fished the Octoraro Creek last evening and even though the water was REALLY dirty I still managed to catch 4 Rockfish and 2 Smallmouth. Because the... Show more

mer47 Your go to spot pays off again Rob. That albino panfish assassin is my favorite panfish lure. 2 weeks ago
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Talked to a guy that was fishing the EXTREMELY muddy water in the ock today and caught a 25” walleye (which I saw with my own eyes) in addition to a... Show more

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Forgot to post this on Monday - fished the Ock one hour before dark and caught about a dozen small rockfish. A few on topwater but most were caught... Show more

mer47 Looks like you got the only game in town Rob. Boy you can see the mud line on the leaves. I never saw this water stay dirty this long 3 weeks ago
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fishing402 Great job Rob! I fished the Oct when the water is low and there are plenty of roots and branches. Again great job! 3 weeks ago
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Flyrob shared 2 photos in the 2017 Fishing Season album 1 month ago

Fished my high Susquehanna river water spot last evening brought 5 rockfish to hand lost at least that many had numerous strikes and blow ups. Also... Show more

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fishing402 Excellent news Rob! WTG! 1 month ago
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Capt. Chris Pretty work, Rob 1 month ago
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Flyrob Well once again the heavy rain yesterday has messed thing up for the rest of the week... anyone get a peek at the flats? Muddy and debris? 1 month ago
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mer47 Rob bad news from up this way the river at Harrisburg 12.7' today. They had on the news it could go to 13.2'. Once again I'm sure that will mean more flood gates open. Upstate really got some heavy rain. At least we are not in N or S Carolina. :<(((( 1 month ago
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Found out that the road into Port Deposit is flooded over and closed from RT 1

mer47 It seems never ending Rob 1 month ago
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FYI - Conowingo Dam will have 9-13 spill gates open today. River flow if 240,000 cfs... here we go again...ugh!

mer47 Yeh Rob I called at 9:00 and they had 9 open, I'm sure there will be more as the river at Harrisburg going to 14.2' that doesn't help plus the guy that has the bait shop was up at the hunting camp in Camron Co. and the North and West branch of the... Show more 1 month ago
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Flyrob If the local rain will stop long enough for the creeks to clean up a little I'll hit my high-river spots with the fly rod again. Its the only bright side to having the Susquehanna high and muddy. 1 month ago
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Fished the flats on Friday after work until dark. Water was cleaner than the river about 3-4 feet of visibility, super warm 88F. We caught 6 channel... Show more

mer47 Thanks Rob for that report Rob last trip out we only had 1 hit for the morning and I'm thinking like you this rain can do no good for us. The river up here to go up to 7' and i saw on the news last nit it might go a lot higher then that, with a lot... Show more 1 month ago
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porknose Thanks for the update Rob, I was considering going tomorrow or Wednesday, but not sure, looks like thunderstorms are in the forecast. Going to keep an eye on the hourly, then decide later. 1 month ago
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Flyrob Hey Pork if you can sneak in before this flats get too muddy you might actually do good as this rain should cool the water temps down some... hope you can dance around the T-storms 1 month ago
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Flyrob Merrill that is not good news especially with the possibility of Florence paying us a visit later this week! 1 month ago
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Flyrob shared 5 photos in the 2017 Fishing Season album 1 month ago

Had a GREAT time in Cape Charles Virginia fishing the lower Chesapeake Bay over the holiday weekend. We managed to avoid the heavy rain that was all... Show more

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mer47 Great Rob Cape Charles has been good for you's these last few years. That pic of wading and casting looks fun, that would be for me 1 month ago
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mudpuppy Nice pics Rob. Sounds like a good trip. I agree with Merrill, that wading looks like fun 1 month ago
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Flyrob Me too guys thats my favorite part of any fishing when I can get in the water and throw a fly. The boat is necessary to get you to those spots : ) 1 month ago
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mer47 Mike when are we going wade fishing down there ?? 1 month ago
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Flyrob shared 3 photos in the 2017 Fishing Season album 2 months ago

Was talking to a guy on Saturday that said he had caught a couple of snakeheads in the Octoraro creek using a frog pattern. I had about an hour to... Show more

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mer47 That's a nice evening in your backyard, good too see there still here. 2 months ago
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mudpuppy Very nice Rob. Gotta love that stream fishing...WTG 2 months ago
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Flyrob Yeah it nice to just roll down the hill jump into the waders and actually catch something : ) 2 months ago
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Just a few more feet and the octoraro creek would be up on the road...it’s going to be a while before this cleans up.

mer47 This is just crazy I just called the river hotline and he river expected to rise to 13.7' on Thursday, I'm sure that means another bunch of spill gates going to open 2 months ago
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Flyrob Drove over the dam last night and they did have a bunch of spill gates open...here we go again ! 2 months ago
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fishing402 No telling when thinks might get back to normal.\ 2 months ago
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Flyrob Had 9 spill gates open tonight ....water looked awful 2 months ago
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Went to the Octoraro yesterday to give the mouth a try and it was so muddy I just bagged it... I also took a peek at the river and it did not look... Show more

porknose Thanks for the update Rob. Seems like it's going to take some time yet for things to look good on clarity, barring any new amounts of rain. 2 months ago
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Flyrob I’m sure the ock is a raging flood of mud right now... i’ll Check it when I get home tonight 2 months ago
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Flyrob shared 2 photos in the 2017 Fishing Season album 3 months ago

Snuck out for the last hour of daylight last night. Think I was a day or two late hitting the creeks as the Conowingo dam had zero spill gates open... Show more

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mer47 You were right Rob that was a nice post flood catch. I guess the river is still running pretty dirty yet. 3 months ago
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fishing402 Great job Rob! 3 months ago
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Flyrob Thanks guys... actually Merrill before this rain today and yesterday it was looking pretty good. Not sure what it looks like now. 3 months ago
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Flyrob I'll put eyes on it over the weekend and let you know. 3 months ago
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Flyrob shared 2 photos in the 2017 Fishing Season album 3 months ago

Drove over the Conowingo Dam last evening and counted 21 spill gates open. You can see that clearly in the photo between the gate lifts. Both 222... Show more

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Flyrob Thanks for the good news Merrill. The river flow is down to 101 cfs so they are still talking about he possibility of 0-3 spill gates for today. This is a great time to fish the mouth of the creeks because the river is still high and dirty but the... Show more 3 months ago
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mer47 Have you tried the mouths yet Rob ? Wonder where those fish stack up in the violent current like it was ? 3 months ago
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Flyrob No Merrill did not get a chance to yesterday hoping to get down there Wednesday for a bit after work... I'll report my results or the lack of : ) 3 months ago
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Flyrob Not looking good for fishing after work today... T-storms forecasted for Conowingo : ( 3 months ago
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Flyrob shared a photo. 3 months ago

Conowingo Dam flood gates opened last evening. Hope it does not get much worse than this. Does anyone know if the Susquehanna River has crested up... Show more

Flyrob Just heard from Harrisburg... it's still rising to 18.5 feet this afternoon. I noticed that Cecil County road crews have the road closure signs in place and ready to go so I would assume that more flood gates will be opening. 3 months ago
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backdoc From Harrisburg......Drone footage of the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg shows the waters rising toward flood stage early Wednesday evening. The river is expected to rise above flood stage on Thursday and crest at 18.3 feet by Friday morning... Show more 3 months ago
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mer47 The river at Harrisburg is supposed to crest tonite some time earlier then expected right around the mid 17's' 3 months ago
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mudpuppy Was in the York area earlier today and a couple of the small spring fed trout streams were running crystal clear. The river hear in New Cumberland is well over all the low lying banks, muddy and wild. 3 months ago
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Well say goodbye to fishing the Susquehanna River and Flats for a while just heard the today the Conowingo Dam will be opening 12-17 spill gates... Show more

Flyrob Will do... and you can add trees and logs maybe a few houses and cars from Port to the list of stuff coming down the river ugh! 3 months ago
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backdoc It will be a new river. 3 months ago
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mer47 Thanks for that report Rob. I’m down at Rehoboth Beach and it’s been beautiful since Saturday not a bit of rain !!!! 3 months ago
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Flyrob Sounds like you you got a good week...enjoy 3 months ago
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Susquehanna River Condition - looked at the river yesterday and although the creeks were muddy from the rain Tuesday the river looked very good and... Show more

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