Finley River (MO) Trip On Wednesday 12 April 2017

RiverFinley River
DateExternal site icon Wednesday 12 April 2017
StartLarose Road
EndJohns Ford Road
Distance3.4 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Edmond, Brian
Filter icon Van Someren, Tom
ConditionLow - River is low but can still be floated. Some riffles are okay but most come with significant dragging and might need a portage. Float lengths should be reduced to accommodate low flow, dragging, and portages.
Notes icon NotesThis was a very enjoyable and worthwhile trip. However, the water level was almost too low for a trouble-free float. Nearly every riffle had some dragging and most places came with some real work to keep moving forward. We had to get out a few places.

Like most wild rivers, there were some downed trees that had to be portaged. A chainsaw would have been helpful for this trip and for cleaning up the river. Ironically, one downed tree and the Braden Road (2.2 miles downstream from put-in) low-water bridge could be floated under, which wouldn't have been possible with significantly more water.

There were several springs and seepy bluffs along this stretch of river.
FishingGood - 7 - 15 fish caught
Fish icon SpeciesFilter icon Largemouth Bass
Filter icon Smallmouth Bass
Gauge icon GaugeRiverdale (07052345)
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Source icon SourceBrian Edmond
Trip ID237
Expedition ID189
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