got out for a couple hours. water is low and when the wind died we almost did not move at all (so no current). tippery launch still has a while to go before its open, but with a couple days in the 50's it should help, but with no current its more like a lake loosing ice than a river loosing ice. saw 3 other boats out only
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Krusen for carp, no I haven't. Sand I'm sure I'm sucking threw most the time. No big deal though, maybe change out the liner every 3 years from wear. As the sand will float on the river ours impossible to avoid it. And you don't suck up as much as you would think. By the time the bottom starts to lift I'm gone. Weed are a big problem but it's a river boat and there's not much of that in the river. Late fall can be a problem with all the leaves in the water. Other than that it's really impressive!
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Yes that was me and a buddy, silver Lowe with a 90/65 outboard jet. Love the boat! That was my first trip from lake to damn. Portage area north about 10 miles is the hardest section. Wide and shallow. We were in the Dell's area around 4ish. My buddy was smiling the whole trip :)
flatheadmaster. I am about 95 percent that was you i saw yesterday up by the dells. I really thought you were going to eat the sandbar just before the pillars. I told my fishing partner that you must have a jet drive after you drove by. You were also the only boat I saw come over the rapids as they are unsafe for us regular boats right now. Do you run the entire river all the time? I have covered most of it now, but the portage area is a bit of an ordeal requiring waders and a push pull and I sure the hell can't do it at your speeds.
mke- it is extremely dangerous unless you have a boat like flathead... even then I would be puckered pretty tight on the run.