Crane Creek (Missouri)

StateMissouri
RiverCrane Creek
NotesThere is no USGS gauge on Crane Creek. The trip water levels are for nearby Flat Creek and might not be a good indicator of Crane Creek, despite the physical proximity of the two streams. The maximum air space for a successful trip at the Otto Road low water bridge is about 13 inches.
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Trips for Crane Creek (Missouri)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2018-06-03 Doc Eaton Road (CC-30A) Otto Road Total trip distance: 7.8 miles7.8 Good (none) Fair LSF
RT
SMB
LSF, RT, SMB
Acharya, Sree
Jackson, Amy
Larsen, Chris
Larsen, Lisa
Martin, Galen
Provance, Doug
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Acharya, Sree; Jackson, Amy; Larsen, Chris; Larsen, Lisa; Martin, Galen; Provance, Doug; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
This little creek is the perfect stream (IMHO). Small, compact, cozy, canopied with trees leaning in over much of the water, with tons of twists and turns around many bends in the river (especially so in the section above Swinging Bridge). We caught the water level at a point just before it may have been too low, but it still turned out to be an excellent outing with perfect weather. Fishing was actually poor for everyone accept Galen, who managed to catch an elusive McCloud Trout (approx. 4-5 lbs). The airspace at Oto Road bridge looked to be about 15-16".This little creek is the perfect stream (IMHO). Small, compact, cozy, canopied with trees leaning in over much of the water, with tons of twists and turns around many bends in the river (especially so in the section above Swinging Bridge). We caught the water level at a point just before it may have been too low, but it still turned out to be an excellent outing with perfect weather. Fishing was actually poor for everyone accept Galen, who managed to catch an elusive McCloud Trout (approx. 4-5 lbs). The airspace at Oto Road bridge looked to be about 15-16 No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-07-20 Otto Road Otto Road Total trip distance: 1.0 miles1.0 Low (none) Fair BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Van Someren, Andrea
Van Someren, Tom
Van Someren, Andrea; Van Someren, Tom
Andrea and I took advantage of a hot 90 degree day to spontaneously fish the long slow pool upstream of Otto Road, plus cool off swimming in the clear stream. Interestingly, when we were loading our kayaks back on the car, Ryan Wilson, Korey Haun, and Cody Denson paddled down the stream to finish their day on the river, having put in at Swinging Bridge Road.Andrea and I took advantage of a hot 90 degree day to spontaneously fish the long slow pool upstream of Otto Road, plus cool off swimming in the clear stream. Interestingly, when we were loading our kayaks back on the car, Ryan Wilson, Korey Haun, and Cody Denson paddled down the stream to finish their day on the river, having put in at Swinging Bridge Road. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-06-13 Otto Road Otto Road Total trip distance: 1.5 miles1.5 Good (none) Good BLG
GSF
SMB
BLG, GSF, SMB
Van Someren, TomVan Someren, Tom Took advantage of a beautiful, clear, 75 degree day to fish the long slowish pool upstream of Otto Road.Took advantage of a beautiful, clear, 75 degree day to fish the long slowish pool upstream of Otto Road. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2017-06-10 Blue Hole (CR AA-50) James River Total trip distance: 10.4 miles2.0 Good (none) Poor NoneNone Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Wilson, Ryan
Wilson, Shiree
Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Ryan; Wilson, Shiree
Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. Water level was good on Crane Creek with no obstructions blocking the last two miles of it before joining the James. The James, too, was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people also taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside.Put in just before 1000, took out at Cox Access in Galena right at 1730. Water level was good on Crane Creek with no obstructions blocking the last two miles of it before joining the James. The James, too, was flowing very nicely. Fishing utterly sucked, mostly due to WAAAAAY too many people also taking advantage of the gorgeous day outside. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2015-08-29 Swinging Bridge Otto Road Total trip distance: 6.0 miles6.0 Good (none) None NoneNone Coroleuski, Linda
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Wilson, Ryan
Coroleuski, Linda; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom; Wilson, Ryan
The water level was at the very cusp of being too low to float. This stretch was very technical, with several downed trees, narrow water, and difficult places to maneuver, even with a kayak. It is not recommended for a canoe or for inexperienced paddlers without the expectation of a lot of portages and upsets. The locals here mentioned Spring Creek (a tributary of Crane Creek) as being a good float with high water.The water level was at the very cusp of being too low to float. This stretch was very technical, with several downed trees, narrow water, and difficult places to maneuver, even with a kayak. It is not recommended for a canoe or for inexperienced paddlers without the expectation of a lot of portages and upsets. The locals here mentioned Spring Creek (a tributary of Crane Creek) as being a good float with high water. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

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Trip Summary for Crane Creek (Missouri)

Miles18.3
Trips5
People15
Dates5
Years4
Months3
Rows5
Sources2

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Classic Trip List

The classic River Trips application is still available for use. It is updated with the new system using a data retrofit. It is no longer maintained. The original River Trips application is no longer updated (as of 1 Dec 2016) but can be checked for errors or for the condition of the data before it was converted to the new system.