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DTro

River upstream of Jordan

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DTro    3
DTro

Just a heads up.

Last night I wanted to fish a creek upstream of Jordan that is a couple of miles up. I was with Grant and we made it about 75% of the way and came upon a spot that was like mini waterfall and about the width of two boats. There was only one line to take, fast forward and Grant was out of the boat pulling us back downstream.

Point is that unless the river comes up a foot, it's basically impassable with a prop.

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hanson    1
hanson

Ya gotta give er the onion man!

Whhhhaaaaa...Whhhaaaa..whaaaaaaa! (Its hard to make motor noises with letters on the computer)

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harvey lee    13
harvey lee

No fish is worth my lower unit. I havent been on ther river for weeks and am hoping it rains real hard or my season is over for those catfish with the boat. Always shore fishing .

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Lowblazah    0
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Whhhhaaaaa...Whhhaaaa..whaaaaaaa! (Its hard to make motor noises with letters on the computer)


LOL thats a hell of an effort tho Hanson

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cootcommander    0
cootcommander

Try a mud motor, we were in the Bobber Shop's Cat Tourney w/ a long-tail go-devil and still had problems in 6"-12" of water down by Courtland. We made it through all obstacles but did have to get out and let the motor do the work many times. As long as the bottom is sandy, you can just put'er down and go.

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ec30_06    0
ec30_06

Thats too bad you guys got stuck. There have been some nice channels hanging out by that creek. Did you take the inside or outside chute? I have been using both and they both are shallow on the far upstream side.

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DTro    3
DTro

First of all, I DID give the onion, to the tune of the prop now needs replacing frown.gif There's rocks in them there sand dunes.

Ed, we hit the outside chute and right at the top of the chute we stopped dead. It looks like there is plenty of water at the top, like a big pool....guess not.

Grant was a trooper though, tied the rope around his waist and hopped in.

It was a actually a bit touch and go at first, because as soon as we hung up, the current which was SCREAMING caught the bow and spun us sideways and the boat was leaning quite a bit, but we managed ok.

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aanderud

Wow, it's amazing that with the rain we've had in the last week you couldn't make it upstream a couple miles. It isn't like you run a huge boat or anything! Dang, that sux.

I just looked at my catlog, it's depressing. 3 outings in the last 31 days, and none in the last 17 days. Need to start working less I think. There's always league night this Friday.

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hanson    1
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First of all, I DID give the onion, to the tune of the prop now needs replacing
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Ouch!

I heard Stainless doesn't give in as easily. grin.gif You can give it the Onion and then some!! blush.gif

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rushing    0
rushing

I think while playing Rock,Onion,River...Rock beats Onion. cool.gif

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Grant    0
Grant

that was crazy river boating- I think the sonar's depth alarm was sounding more often than not. it went in a second from "hey this might actually work" to "ain't no way she's gonna move with this much weight in the boat...". was stuck bad enough when I was in the river pulling I had DTro balancing his weight midships and the motor was up out of the water to be able to barely move the Catcraft.

that happend to be the most excitement of the night, unfortunately frown.gif but at least it made for a decent river story. crazy.gifsmirk.gif

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I think while playing Rock,Onion,River...Rock beats Onion.
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You have the best one-line comebacks out DER!... grin.gif

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wastewaterguru    0
wastewaterguru

How much extra weight in the boat from that 52 pounder deficating??

A couple ounces can make all the difference.

I went back to that spot last night where you got that beast and I hit bottom a dozen times and hit a handful of logs to boot. I need a new prop now too. It's half a foot lower than when you and I were out there. confused.gif

I barely got there in my 12 footer with the motor at the half-cocked position.

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Ralph Wiggum    0
Ralph Wiggum

I think my 250lb arse may not have been helping our cause at all, either grin.gif

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ec30_06    0
ec30_06

I think you can take the inside chute if you stay where the sand bar has a cut bank. That is about the deepest part of the river through there.

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