James River (MO) Trip On Friday 1 June 2018

RiverJames River
DateExternal site icon Friday 1 June 2018
Distance12.7 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 NotesOriginally this trip was supposed to be on Crane Creek. However, finding it in flood stage (from the previous night's rains) when I got there, I spontaneously switched to doing the James, since it was basically on the drive back to the house. Thankfully the DOJ's current had movement for most of this long stretch, because doing 12.7 miles without its assistance would have been WAAAAY too much. Shelvin Rock to Hootie is much more interesting (IMHO) than Delaware to Shelvin. Though somewhat scenic, the entire length just has FAAAAAR too many long, slow, wide, tedious sections for my taste. The James is definitely the Waffle House of rivers (i.e., always there, always open, generally "Meh!").
FishingGood - 7 - 15 fish caught
Fish icon SpeciesFilter icon Channel Catfish
Filter icon Green Sunfish
Filter icon Largemouth Bass
Filter icon Longear Sunfish
Filter icon Smallmouth Bass
Gauge icon GaugeBoaz (07052250)
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID271
Expedition ID220
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