Boardman River dam removal updates.

Discussion in 'North West Michigan Streams and Rivers' started by Boardman Brookies, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Boardman Brookies

    Boardman Brookies

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    These boards have been pretty quiet lately about the dam removal project. They have recently began the draw down of the remainder of Boardman pond. There is a totally different process taking place compared to what was attempted at Brown Bridge. Deconstruction of Boardman dam should be happening later. Hopefully there are no major issues this time. Be safe around there.
     
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    Kinda surprised no one has commented.....
     

  3. CrickNotCreek

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    Have any pictures? I'd be curious to see the changes. Also, what is the timetable for the removal of the dam?
     
  4. Trout King

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    Personally, I would rather the dams stay on the Boardman
     
  5. 357Maximum

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    Here's a comment. I do not fish there, but anytime one of them unhealthy artery clogging devices is removed it is a good thing for the river and the fish, as well as us in my opinion. If I could wave a magic wand and make them all go poof...I would in half a heartbeat.
     
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    While I agree most of the time on dam removals etc, I do not like the idea of the steelhead fingerlings upriver and competing to the headwaters with the brook trout and wild brown trout. Of course, that is the trout fisherman in me.
     
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    I agree 100%. The saving grace here is the Union St dam will remain. Hopefully it is modified to allow zero steelhead or salmon up. At the present those fish can, and do, pass up.
     
  8. Boardman Brookies

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    I'll see what I can do on that
     
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    MaNature will sort it out, and I trust her a lot more than I trust us to do that 99.9% of the time. Besides them big ol brookies might just like a taste of fresh smolt over their obvious taste for their own youngins. I do not know, like I said I do not fish there and I am just shooting from the hip. I do not possess that magic wand anyway.
     
  10. TCJim

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    Wish they would have waited a week or two. Fished hex below Sabin this week lots of bugs on the water but no fish. Water looks like chocolate milk.
     
  11. Boardman Brookies

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    Yep.....it is done down there
     
  12. mrblond

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    Thanks for posting about this. Am planning on fishing the river next week.
     
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  13. CarnageProductions13

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    Honestly i'm excited to see expansion of waters opened up to steelhead fishermen, etc. The damn is over loaded and I like to get away from the city to fish. As well as other fishermen for that matter, I was recently fishing a stretch below Sabin dam and caught a beauty of a brown, 20.5 inches released for another day. my hope are that these great genetics get passed on up stream for many others to experience.
     

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  14. STEELnICE

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    Don't worry guys there are plenty of dams to keep the baby trout safe from the big mean steelhead. Trout are an ok way to pass time between runs, but I'm really looking forward to the first runs of steelhead in the upper Boardman!
     
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    Yeah they'll fit right in up there in Carpenter & 22 creek.
     
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