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  1. You didn't say when you were planning to float but the river is at 2,230 cfs today at Bardley - way too high to float anytime soon. Water level could be most important factor on when to float and catch fish. I find anything over 1,000 cfs tough fishing from a canoe, others may say different, but you fly thru the good rapids, and hard to wade. Over 1,200-1,400 cfs it gets fast to fish, better have a jetboat. I find 700-800 cfs ideal for float and wade fishing - summer levels. Seems like for the past 4-5 yrs, it's been too high to fish and float in the spring. If you're wanting to harvest
  2. It's so dry around here, we got tadpoles 3 months old that don't know how to swim. I caught a catfish the other day that had a wood tick on it.
  3. Yep, cattle were IN the river the only time I floated from Thomasville. No fences on either side. I'm sure it's a daily occurrence.
  4. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the 1/4 mile easement only extend from Greer to just above Riverton? The Eleven Point SP is below Riverton. I'm not understanding that - is there an easement preventing development along the entire river? There are houses and cabins on the river on the lower Eleven Point. Also I don't believe the DNR have stated their long term plans. At this point, I thought it was only to add campsites well off the river for hunters. I'm on the fence on the development. I love that their is no development on most of the upper river, and none on the midd
  5. Eleven Point Canoe Rental in Alton or Huffstedler's in Riverton. Mike Jones owns both and a great guy - he'll take care of any wish.
  6. Tyler, I'll say if you don't mind a some work the first day and wanting some adventure, I've done the upper 11 pt once in July when the water level was normal summer flow. Yes, the first 3 miles was some work, it's a small creek at the headwaters. A spring enter at 3 miles and 3 more springs in the next 3 miles - all 4 are worth seeing. Not too bad after the first 3 miles from what I remember. Although we weren't hauling camping gear either making a big difference. You'll definitely have the river to yourselves all the way to Greer.
  7. Brian, what's the number of the person who handles your cottage rentals?
  8. I'm not following you, Gavin. I'm not wanting to float. I'm wanting to wade smallmouth fish, camp out of vehicle for a night or two, and was looking at the accesses on the upper Bryant and upper NFOW. My thinking that the upper reaches would be shallow creeklike waters. What does sketchy mean?
  9. I was hoping to "wade fish" and you say "bank fish". I was hoping to be far enough upstream the that the water would be shallow enough to wade. Are both those accesses deeper water? Of course I realize all streams are high right now. Thanks for your help.
  10. With my usual streams blown out, I'm looking for somewhere to camp out of my truck with some wade fishing. Figuring I'm going to be limited to the upper reaches of smaller streams that may drain faster and water goes down fast. Is there any place on the upper Bryant (or upper NFOW) where I can pitch a tent and wade fish?
  11. Agree, at first I was hoping by June 1st, then July, now I'm starting to doubt all summer for a vacation. Not just for my own personal safety, just the idea of everyone being on covid alert everywhere I go.
  12. Good point about the covid. I'm kinda on hold too. No point in going on vacation if I can't have a few beers in a bar or brewery.
  13. I'm thinking July. I'll probably do as you say for camping and ,yes, plan to take US 61 along Lake Superior. You seem to know your way around there...besides streams, if you had to pick one area for scenery and fishing, where would you go? I've never caught a walleye, pike, pr nuskie. And more interested in smallies than trout. If you said "go here and you'll catch walleye" where would that be? Also, travelling solo after a couple days I'll be ready to find a brewery or bar and socialize a little, so I'm going to camp within a half hour of a town.
  14. I've researched quite a bit and am on BWCA forum. I get it that the real way to experience the boundary waters is by canoe or boat where permitted. For various reasons (mainly I'm 62 and some physical issues), I'm wanting to base camp out of my truck on the water preferably for free and on a small stream to wade. The BWCA forum posters gave me a few good leads for lakes for free camping. But I've been amazed that there are so few free camping places on water with the thousands of lakes in the Northwoods, and haven't found one on a stream. (Yes, I know I can primitive camp in National Forest bu
  15. wily, ash river is on my radar. Can I drive to the "remote camping sites" or are they water accessible only sights? For expense purposes, I am wanting to camp like 3-4 nights out of my vehicle and grab a room for a couple nights. I would appreciate more info, esp on camping sites. It seems like someone mentioned on another forum something about a bridge on the Ash River with free camping under it. I may be confused on that.
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