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Taking the kayaks out with Glory Daze and another buddy. With the dry October (weather that is; I had plenty of beer last month), we can't float our preferred stretches of the Buffalo or Jacks Fork. Looking to try a new stretch of the Current, and I'm wondering how thick the jet boat traffic will be past Two Rivers? We are considering the 18-mile stretch from Two Rivers to Log Yard. Curious to see new scenery, and looking to catch some smallies (although it looks like chilly weather is coming). We usually do not catch many smallmouth above Round Spring...and it least we won't drag if we do a lower stretch.

Scenery?

Jet boats?

Slow water/pools <or> really slow? Already paddled Chain of Lakes...I mean Big Piney this year. Would prefer not to repeat the experience?

Any and all guidance would be appreciated.

Nolan

"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot."

— Aldo Leopold

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Scenery is first class. Very little dead water, though lots of fairly long pools, but they have appreciable current throughout. You WILL encounter jetboats, even on weekdays, unless you're lucky. That section of the Current can be good fishing this time of year and cold fronts don't affect it as much as some streams because it's so heavily spring fed and has so much volume that it takes some pretty serious weather changes to have a big effect on water temps. But the fish will be in and around the slower, deeper areas by now.

One other hopefully helpful hint...look for quiet backwaters and dead water areas if you want to catch some pickerel. Lots of chain pickerel on this stretch and they bite readily this time of year.

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Scenery is first class. Very little dead water, though lots of fairly long pools, but they have appreciable current throughout. You WILL encounter jetboats, even on weekdays, unless you're lucky. That section of the Current can be good fishing this time of year and cold fronts don't affect it as much as some streams because it's so heavily spring fed and has so much volume that it takes some pretty serious weather changes to have a big effect on water temps. But the fish will be in and around the slower, deeper areas by now.

One other hopefully helpful hint...look for quiet backwaters and dead water areas if you want to catch some pickerel. Lots of chain pickerel on this stretch and they bite readily this time of year.

Are Pickerel edible Al? Haven't done any homework on them. Are they full of bones?

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Scenery is first class. Very little dead water, though lots of fairly long pools, but they have appreciable current throughout. You WILL encounter jetboats, even on weekdays, unless you're lucky. That section of the Current can be good fishing this time of year and cold fronts don't affect it as much as some streams because it's so heavily spring fed and has so much volume that it takes some pretty serious weather changes to have a big effect on water temps. But the fish will be in and around the slower, deeper areas by now.

One other hopefully helpful hint...look for quiet backwaters and dead water areas if you want to catch some pickerel. Lots of chain pickerel on this stretch and they bite readily this time of year.

Thanks for all the helpful information, Al. By the way, nice job with the license plates. My Trailblazer proudly sports the Bald Eagle design.

"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot."

— Aldo Leopold

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