Finley River (MO) Trip On Sunday 30 June 2019

RiverFinley River
DateExternal site icon Sunday 30 June 2019
StartReed Road
Distance3 miles
Crew icon CrewFilter icon Van Someren, Andrea
Filter 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 NotesThis little 3-mile section of the Finley has several great fishing holes, as well as some good swimming holes. The water was moving nicely and only one area could benefit from a chainsaw clearing an easier navigable path through it. One down side is having to portage kayaks over the dam at Linden (as all the property above the dam is private homes). It's not difficult to do so with two people, but the climb down the damn can be quite slippery and precarious. I certainly wouldn't want to attempt doing so with a very strong current flowing over the dam.
FishingGood - 7 - 15 fish caught
Fish icon SpeciesFilter icon Bluegill
Filter icon Green Sunfish
Filter icon Longear Sunfish
Filter icon Rock Bass / Goggle Eye
Filter icon Smallmouth Bass
Gauge icon GaugeRiverdale (07052345)
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Source icon SourceTom Van Someren
Trip ID300
Expedition ID248
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