Finley River (MO) Trip On Wednesday 30 May 2018

RiverFinley River
DateExternal site icon Wednesday 30 May 2018
StartReed Road
EndReed Road
Distance4.2 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Van Someren, 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 NotesA *gorgeous* day to be on a river, so I spent the entire day paddling up stream, swimming, fishing, eating, and soaking in the solitude of having this stretch of clear stream all to myself. Fished several holes and long calm sections extensively from shady areas and utterly KILLED it with the number of fish caught. At the spot where I stopped paddling up stream I spent probably 90 minutes catching something on nearly EVERY cast (it was unbelievable for a while!). Most were 6-7" goggle eye and small sun fish, but several were nice sized large and small mouth bass. Just a perfect day.
FishingExcellent - 30+ fish caught
Fish icon SpeciesFilter icon Bluegill
Filter icon Largemouth Bass
Filter icon Rock Bass / Goggle Eye
Filter icon Smallmouth Bass
Gauge icon GaugeRiverdale (07052345)
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID270
Expedition ID219
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