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Discussion in 'Salmon River and Local Stream Reports' started by troutspinner, Jul 2, 2017.
I'm liking your thinking,but the Bible of mine has generally been very close look me up in mid to late September to see if I was correct also said this late last year in a post but can't find it
Unscheduled July release 927 at Pineville this AM! 750 from the reservoir. I'll find a few hours over the next 4 days!
Some of the kings that have been boated the last week are starting to look a little gaunt in the face and dark in the back. Won't be too long now!
What's the res at? I can't imagine they'll keep that release level for long? Don't want them blowing it out this weekend!
I was on the phone this AM with someone up there and they were getting drenched again. North branch has gone from 180 to 414 in about 5 hours, and it is going up like a rocket ship, so they are probably anticipating total into the Res over 1000, hence dump 700 for a while! Tomorrow and Wednesday look dry, the it gets iffy again.
Muckeys facebook post said water is coming over the top, even with them flowing 750.
Guess I'm gonna keep an eye on flows and weather this week, but insight is always appreciated (thsnks Lucky!). While I don't mind rowing in 2000, if the river is a blown out chocolate mess, I'm not hauling the boat 600 miles round trip just to float in a river. Would at least like a chance at a smally or two!
I won't be floating anything over 850 soo....
I also managed to mess my back up pretty good Saturday so the whole thing might be going down the crapper now!
Schloppy is gonna call you'all pussies!
Unless there is significant rain (which I don't see in the forecast), it'll drop by the weekend or sooner. It's only Monday.
He can call me whatever he likes. Not only do I not care, I've been called worse by better!
All joking aside, I'm just not confident enough of a rower yet to do that at high flows. Could I? Yeah, likely. Should I? No
Schloppy has been at da beach, wad duz he know!
Don't hold your breath
I rowed the river once in over 5,000 cfs. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless it was LS.
Heard the water may go to 185cfs today and for rest of summer due to drought
Joking aside, really? How did you do Ellis and Trestle at that flow?
I've never been in the boat with Randy, but I suspect that after all these years he's actually pretty good on the oars.
I once floated the entire river - Altmar to the lake - with Shane T. During droppie season when there was a huge melt and run off. DEC was actually in some of the parking lots and wouldn't let you put your boat in. But we were already in. If I recall, river was running around 5000, and only going up. Think it peaked around 8000. But Shane handled it like a champ, no panic.
Ellis and Trestle were "easy" compared to some of the other places. I recall being slightly concerned by the papermill and then at the staircase.
Oh, and we caught fish.
It was easy for me, not brag'n. We got lucky due to no new tree's in our path. The interesting part was you had to set up MUCH FASTER for the corners. Otherwise you had a second before being swept into them and probably flipping. So I stayed mostly on the inside of the corners, with lil current. The only difference in the runs, was the boat moved faster than I've ever experienced! Ye-Haa!
The story that unfolded that day....................
Checked the water forecast and Pineville gauge before leaving the house. All looked good at 2,300 cfs which is a normal Spring time flow. Anchored in the dark.
Noticed a short time later that either the bank was magically moving in the shadows, or I was.
I says to myself, O-O, this ant good as I re-anchored closer to shore out of the current.
Noticed a short time later that there were tree's as big as your house.
Floating down the river in the pre-dawn darkness, looking for me!
I says to myself, O-O, this ant good. As I lit up a smoke and took a deep deep drag, deep into my nicotine smoke filled lungs. Put 3 nicotine patch's on each arm and 1 on my lil wiener. And stuck a whole can of chew between my cheek and gums. And prayed my life insurance was till good.
Pulled anchor and moved to a high water diversion, out of the floating tree's path. It had nice slow speed and is always used by Steelhead.
Turns out they did a emergency release of another 3,000 cfs during the early morning darkness into the day light hours.
It was neat to see the water flowing over the banks in places. But the river was chocolate and full of debris making it 100% unfishable.
We pulled anchor and very calmly - got the F--- off the river! Not knowing if there was more water to come.
Oh, and no matter how much we wished, we caught NO fish.
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Any other good drift boat stories? Like accidently hitting wade anglers or getting your boat pinned against a tree. Or forgetting to put your drain plugs in. Or floating the river with no oars, like Pliskin?
I also once went bow first into the head of the muskrat. 2 boats there. 4, 5 6 fisherman. Didn't want to mess up the hole. Didn't want to hit boats or people. Delayed. Too late. Ended up messing up the hole, it didn't hit anyone. Got yelled at. And that was with my oars lol!