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Old 05-31-18, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Chattooga River is PUMPING!!!

With all the rain and high water thought about maybe heading up to the Chattooga this weekend and use this water to our advantage. I just pulled up the gauge chart for Burrell's Ford and adjusted the data set from April 1 through today....
Temps are at or around 60 degrees, OVER 13 inches of total precip have fallen there this year alone and it is pushing about 1600cfs or 3.5ft!!! That river may get a visit this weekend.

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Old 05-31-18, 01:49 PM   #2
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That's not 13" this year.... That's just since April 1!
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Old 05-31-18, 02:08 PM   #3
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I tried fishing it last Sunday and it was blown up way too much. Made a few cast then said forget this and went to an upper trib where things were a little more sane, and salvaged the day.
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Old 05-31-18, 05:07 PM   #4
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Unless you live close by don't think it would be worth the drive. I would definitely not be wading in the river. Maybe a trib or warm water fishery. There's a reason Carl posts this information.

I saw some folks do a peter pan imitation at 300CFS and 2ft trying to cross the end of the fields north of hwy 28 bridge going back to GA side. Guy had his friend by wader straps as he was parallel to water flow. Thought he was going to wash away.
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Old 05-31-18, 07:50 PM   #5
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DON'T GO! Way too high and dangerous to be getting in the river. Do what Buckman says; go find a small mountain stream if you want to try to fish this weekend.
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