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Old 08-04-2020, 09:26 AM
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Curious as to what all this rain is going to do to the bay. Sometimes these storms make a bigger mess than others and sometimes it takes a while for the debris and mud to get out there. Since this one is rolling right up through PA I imagine we are going to have mud for days.

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Better yet post a report if you get out, I probably won't be out until Friday
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I was wondering that too. Looks like it swung a bit further east across Delmarva. A bud near Chestertown got over 6 inches so far and it's not outta there yet. Eastern PA got hit hard but central PA didn't get as much as I expected. I don't think that much rain contributed to the Susquehanna flow as expected. Couple that with the low water we've had, I think the dams will hold some back and it won't dump PA mud into the Bay. At least I hope so. I want to fish Saturday. Considering running a bit further south below the bridge to Chesapeake Beach or Annapolis. The clouds just moved off and it's sunny and gorgeous in southcentral PA now.
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Was it last year or the year before they opened up the dam and so much debris headed down the bay and made a huge mess. This storm moved through really fast and we have not had much sustained rain in the past month I'm hoping its not as bad.
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2 years ago I believe, and that was just heavy spring rains and the reservoirs were full. The river levels have been way down for weeks, that should help in holding back some water.
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2 years ago we had that record rain year. That’s when it started the middle of July and basically didn’t stop, killed the fishing
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Just heard from my bud up in Cecil Co. They had record flooding in Rising Sun/Elkton. Going to be a lot of muddy water coming in the lower Susq. and Elk Rivers, below the dam. Made national news.
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My parents' creek off the lower Patuxent River looked like chocolate milk and had 2' of storm surge. I ran in the Patuxent today and it looked like several creeks were putting a ton of muddy water into the river, but the main channel was normal.



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Ugh....
Old 08-05-2020, 07:36 AM
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Man I hope the whole bay doesn’t turn like that, right before they close the season
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Anybody have Intel on what mouth of rapp looks like?
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Northern Neck and many of the creeks got hammered. Numerous tornado touchdowns, houses and boats destroyed.

We got lucky, but still without power and internet - probably for several more days.






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mr mbuna. Im curious what creek that is? I'm in Huntingtown and we got almost 9 inches of rain yesterday
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It's St. Thomas Creek. The next one south, Cuckold Creek, was also mudded out.
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KismetLRC - Glad you're safe! I was that the NN got hammered, especially around White Stone and Kilmarnock. I lost power all day Tuesday, but that was about it. Stay safe!
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Originally Posted by Dun View Post
KismetLRC - Glad you're safe! I was that the NN got hammered, especially around White Stone and Kilmarnock. I lost power all day Tuesday, but that was about it. Stay safe!
think it is worth fishing this coming weekend? I’d like to go for trout for the first time...I stocked up on spec lures last week! Any advice without giving away secrets are appreciated.
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Originally Posted by mr_mbuna View Post
It's St. Thomas Creek. The next one south, Cuckold Creek, was also mudded out.
Thanks. I put in at Lens a lot
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We had chocolate milk running out of the inlet I live on at 10+ knots after the storm came through. Very little surge here. The flooding we got was a result of all the rain. I live in one of the communities that got a direct hit from a tornado during the tropical storm. Many home in my neighborhood were severely damaged and some will be total losses. My family is safe and my home suffered very minimal damage. We are very fortunate. I have never experienced a tornado before and I never wish to experience it again.
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Not a lot of debris from what I saw today. Water is stained but not horribly muddy. I left out of Sandy Point State Park and fished north of the bridge


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