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Cresty

rainy conditions?

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i'd like to do some catch n release sturgeon fishing tomorrow. i usually fish frontier. before i haul my boat 3 hours down the road would like to know if the river is completely open at frontier and how the water depths are right now. thanks

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According to a report in Clemenson's fishing report it was open past Frontier on Fri so you should be good.

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awesome, thanks for the reply

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I just got back today - fished the river yesterday. We launched at Frontier - the river is open to within 2 miles of Clementson resort right now.

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