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Tyler Holm

Narrows near Indus

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Tyler Holm

I can't remember the exact spelling of these rapids/narrows (Manatau?), but I have a few questions regarding sturgeon fishing. Can you drive your boat through this narrows/rapids this year? How deep? What's the nearest boat ramp up and down river? Which is closer?

Is there a certain side of this narrow that seems to hold sturgeon?

Thanks for the replies. I'm heading up with the rest of the Excursioners in 2 days.

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tearin' lips

You could drive your boat through the Manitou Rapids, but unless you are a local who has done it for awhile I would not recommend it. There is a very small margin for error when shooting the Manitou.

There is an access that would allow you to fish the back eddy of the Manitou just down stream, but it is only a four-wheeler access. You are not allowed to drive a truck down the access. Going downstream the next closest one is Franz Jevne, followed by Nelson access in Birchdale. Going upstream Loman is the next closest access.

No body really ever fishes Manitou for sturgeon so I can't answer that question. I would probably fish out or Birchdale or any other access downstream right now. Any farther upstream and they don't seem to be getting the numbers of fish as they are downstream.

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DTro

No body really ever fishes Manitou for sturgeon so I can't answer that question. I would probably fish out or Birchdale or any other access downstream right now. Any farther upstream and they don't seem to be getting the numbers of fish as they are downstream.

I've seen a couple of fishing shows filmed just downstream of the rapids and they did quite well.

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