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 Post subject: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:29 pm 
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One of my favorite things to do in our great outdoors is a multi-day float trip for Smallmouth.

I want to do the New River in West Virginia at some point.

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 Post subject: Re: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:49 pm 

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Looks like fun


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 Post subject: Re: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:10 pm 

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That looks beautiful. I have some great water to do this in MN and WI, but work always seems to get in the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:50 pm 

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When I was a young Marine 3 of my buddies and I did a few days down the Monacacy,if that's how it's spelled, in Maryland. Had a great trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:26 pm 
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lefty315 wrote:
When I was a young Marine 3 of my buddies and I did a few days down the Monacacy,if that's how it's spelled, in Maryland. Had a great trip!

Yep that's how you spell it and it is still a nice river to float but is fished heavily.
The Potomac is also a nice river to float but you will need to deal with class 3 white water in spots. From what I have read the New River can be rather wild and don't know if I would want to do a float trip with out a good river guide who knows it.


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 Post subject: Re: Small River Float Trips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:34 pm 

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We used to nail some bass pretty easily on the river. Funny thing, we never saw another person the entire time we were on it, but that was almost 30 years ago.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm 
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The river is crowded now with young float fisherman who have no respect for others rights and will float right threw the hole your fishing in. My grandson and I wade the river when it warms up enough and that's when the fun starts.
30yrs ago if you saw someone with a boat of any type it was an oddity.
it will still produce some nice fish if you know where to look.
Here's a picture of a nice large mouth my grandson caught last year.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:08 am 

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When I was considerably younger I was fortunate enough to do a number of canoe trips up in northern Saskatchewan. We did the Churchill river numerous times and always were able to catch Walleye for lunch and supper every day of the trip :wink:.
I also fished in Wollaston Lake which is world famous for big northerns and lake trout.
This is not a fish story really.
One evening we were fishing in a large bay and I was using a mid priced Shimano closed faced reel. I was able to catch and release so many big pike that I couldn't give you a number :mrgreen: but just as we were about to call it a night I latched on to a 42" brute and she did three runs after the third I went to start reeling her in again and there was nothing I turned the handle so I opened up the reel and the teeth on the gears were worn off :shock:. Scouts Honour (y)
PS. We were using large streamer spinners as a lure.

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