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Rivanna at flood stage (trib. to the James River). The pics I took are not that far from a dam, this river is flood controlled:eek: But not well today. Havnet seen the dam but it must be throwing allot of water over the top.

I heard the James River is at serious flood in many locations.



had to turn around on one road, didnt want to chance it, not even in my tundra.




This is the place I often launch my Jon boat from to smallie fish. The acual boat launch is about 8 feet lower than the base of the sign.
 

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I would recommend a 450 grain with a large weighted fly.:D:eek::D

I haven't gotten out to see the river today but I bet it looks the same as yours.
I remember a few years ago, going through Stroudsburg, and the Delaware was so high there was just barely enough of the peaks of the houses showing to tell the color of the house I would recommend a 4oz. sinker with a pork chop on the hook.:D

Looks like summer down there
 

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You guys are silly, choogies don't migrate that far south...

John, stay dry man. that stuff can be scary, don't drive thru it either, not worth the risk.
 

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You guys are silly, choogies don't migrate that far south...

John, stay dry man. that stuff can be scary, don't drive thru it either, not worth the risk.
Sorry Harry you are wrong about that. While the "wicked bad choogie" stays around the NE coast and rivers. The "wrinkled neck, corn eyed" choogie is native to all flooded river systems in North America. They stay in their "hatchery pens" until a flood event then they migrate downstream and run to the ocean. Pete's choogie popper ( a clouser rip off) is the best searching pattern for the migrating choogie.

Sparse Grey, be on the lookout they will be down your way in a month.
 

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Sorry Harry you are wrong about that. While the "wicked bad choogie" stays around the NE coast and rivers. The "wrinkled neck, corn eyed" choogie is native to all flooded river systems in North America. They stay in their "hatchery pens" until a flood event then they migrate downstream and run to the ocean. Pete's choogie popper ( a clouser rip off) is the best searching pattern for the migrating choogie.

Sparse Grey, be on the lookout they will be down your way in a month.
Actually, Fred, Choogies Unlimited (CU) has had great success in recent years restoring the “Wicked Bad” and the “Wrinkled-Neck Corn Eyed” populations back to their native range all along the east coast.
In fact, this year’s Choogie season promises to be the best in decades. I’m looking forward to some of those legendary Choogie blitzes.
Of course, the challenge of Choogs is that they will refuse all but the most excellently ingenious, magnificent and original of fly patterns. If your fly so much as suggests a resemblance to anything else ever conceived, this wily critter with flatly reject it and immediately seek legal action against you for copyright infringement.:eek:
All the professional choogers (those who fish for the choogie), because of their extreme obsession with their quarry, will often take exception to most fly patterns on grounds of unoriginality. This is a most exclusive and learned group of anglers, and it’s tough to slip one by these guys.:naughty:
 

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I've heard the wrinkle-necked corn eyes are prone to "whirling disease" especially in some white pools...:eek:
 

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what the heck is a choogie:eek:

I should have never asked...

I get a stinky feeling about what a choogie may be....

BTW, the sewage treatment plant is two river miles down from my launch..
 
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