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How hard is this area to wade? I know they are closing the park at 5:00 and a friend and myself were thinking of getting in a few hours of fishing. I read Jimmy's post about the experimental water flows and take it to heart. I just don't know much about wading there or how the parking along the road is.
01-26-05, 09:52 PM
If you have a float tube that would be better for working that area IMO. You can walk up river and float back to the bridge and get out and back to the road. The area can hold some nice browns if you go deep enough for them. :) Parking on the road can be tricky . I see cars parking on the road all the time but I have also heard that some get towed. If you get a chance to work that stretch Hike up river about a half mile and float back down. My best trout in that area always seem to hit a black beadhead bugger on the bottom. :)
01-27-05, 08:50 AM
The water is deep, and the bottom is coverd in silt. Not a good area to wade.
01-27-05, 12:20 PM
I used to fish there almost daily some 15 years ago. I went by earlier this year, and the bottom has definitely changed. It was always a little tricky, but you could park off the road then, and get in just below the bridge and wade towards the middle of the river. I was almost like a sand barge up the middle with deep runs on both sides. I have waded up around the bend out of site. Best I could tell from my scout earlier this year, I'd agree with the earlier post about floating. If you try to wade, make sure you know the release schedule, and that the water is clear so you can see bottom. Even so, BE CAREFUL. There are some deep holes.
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