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zumbro river

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does anybody use a jon boat on the zumbro river? does it work for the whole stretch of the river?

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Having lived in the area for 27 years and making many trips down the Zumbro I did see a few jon boats when river levels were adequate. It sounds like the level is more than adequate now!!

I always used a canoe because of maneuverability. It's a lot easier to get back upstream to retrieve snags, position on a current break, etc. with a canoe.

The limestone that lines the bottom and bank on much of the river is very hard on the bottom side so for that reason I always owned fiberglass - reasonably priced and easy to repair.

You might try posting this in the Rochester thread too.

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You can take a boat down the river. I have had a 16' boat from the dam all the way to zumbro falls. The water was at a normal level. We had to get out and walk the boat over a few rapids, but it is possible.

We normally float it in 12' v bottom boat. Sometimes we have to get out and walk that boat through the rapids too. But the motor sure makes manueverability nice. Go upstream, downstream or wherever. We have a 9.9 on the boat and can run full speed over all of the slower water.

A wide variety of fish to catch and it can be done with motor power instead of paddle power!

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