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Jeff_L

Two Day Trip - Marshall To Trigger

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Hello! I have a group of 16 headed down for a 2 day from Marshall to Trigger on Friday/Saturday with Ernie as our outfitter. Looking like we lucked out on water levels and weather. A couple questions if anyone knows the answers. I know the Berryville gauge is not so hot for judging this stretch of river, but it seems like it should be a rough guide. What is a good level? Looking like it will be somewhere around 4 unless more rain falls. We will be loaded pretty good so hoping to keep dragging to a minimum. Second, we are planning on camping somewhere just past McClain's Cemetery, if you know where that is. We probably won't get on the river until 10 or 11 and don't want to bite off too much the first day. I figure we can cruise the second day just fine, although several of us will be fishing it as hard as we can. Does that plan make sense? We have a long history of trying to go too far on day 1, so trying to keep it shorter. My experience is that 12 - 15 miles the second day is pretty easy.

Any tips on areas to hit? We are mostly going to spinning tubes, I'm guessing. Thanks for any and all tips! Very excited.

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Wow! I am very surprised that you didn't get any response to your post. I would love to hear how your trip went, if you pulled it off as you planned and if the distance you covered was right for two days. I have not done the Kings but I am eyeing a trip this spring.

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Depends upon how you like to fish and how serious you are about fishing. 12-15 miles is doable on a stream with adequate water during the summer, IF you like to fish fast-moving lures, and you get started early and fish until near dark, then set up camp quickly and eat cold food. On the other hand, if you like to fish slow stuff, get out and fish a lot, and spend a lot of time doing gourmet gravel bar cooking, 5 miles a day is about the upper limit.

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Depends upon how you like to fish and how serious you are about fishing. 12-15 miles is doable on a stream with adequate water during the summer, IF you like to fish fast-moving lures, and you get started early and fish until near dark, then set up camp quickly and eat cold food. On the other hand, if you like to fish slow stuff, get out and fish a lot, and spend a lot of time doing gourmet gravel bar cooking, 5 miles a day is about the upper limit.

I love to fish fast moving lures but most of the time I just don't do as well with fast moving lures. I like the 5-8 mile range for a full day on the river. However, I have bitten off far more when I was willing to sacrifice some fishing time to see more of a particular river.

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