Flat Creek (MO) Trip On Saturday 13 May 2017

StateMissouri
RiverFlat Creek
DateExternal site icon Saturday 13 May 2017
Related(none)
StartJenkins
EndRt EE
Distance11.8 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Dudenhoeffer, Dean
Filter icon Dudenhoeffer, Todd
Filter icon Martin, Galen
Filter icon Turk, Scott
Filter icon Van Someren, Tom
Filter icon Williams, Hannah
Filter icon Williams, Sarah
Filter icon Williams, Tom
ConditionGood - Conditions are ideal for a canoe or kayak. Boats typically will drag on fewer than one-quarter of riffles, if at all, and portages are unnecessary or rare. Normal float lengths can be attempted without a problem.
Notes icon NotesWith the recent heavy rains SW MO had been receiving the water level was excellent. However, as expected, the flooding that resulted from all the rain created new river snarls that presented challenges to the inexperienced kayaker/canoeist. Right off the bat a poor decision to NOT take the left channel over the right managed to dump Sarah, hubby, HB and TVS trying to assist them (RRRRRR!). I lost my fishing rod, tackle, reading glasses and jerky. Fingers won't be pointed, but I knew this was the wrong choice to take. We got on the river just before 11:00 AM and reached the take-out point around 4:30 PM.
FishingFair - 3 - 6 fish caught
Fish icon SpeciesFilter icon Bluegill
Filter icon Largemouth Bass
Gauge icon GaugeJenkins (07052820)
Discharge580
Height5.50
StatusVerified
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID239
Expedition ID191
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