Jump to content

Floating Sat 6/30?


txspecks04

Recommended Posts

I am looking for some advice on a good float for this coming Sat 6/30. I will be hitting the water with my wife and her parents for a leisure day float and hopefully a little fishing :)

I know from experience that summertime Saturdays on the Elk can be quite wild with heavy drinking, parties, etc. We would really like to avoid that if at all possible. What are your suggestions? We don't mind seeing some people, we would just like to avoid the wild crowd...

If we hit the Elk early enough, would we be able to avoid the party crowd or would we be better off hitting the Big or Little Sugar? Is there even enough water to float these tributaries?

Thanks for your help!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Elk is even getting too low to float from what I have seen. I know on the upper end of Big Sugar they aren't even renting their canoes now. Just be prepared for some walking!

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always check the cfs level before I go. It is a very good tool in knowing what the level will be before you get there!

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the heads up guys. My father-in-law is wanting to do a day float for his birthday this Saturday, so we are trying to find a good spot near northwest Arkansas; also considering Beaver Tailwater and the Illinois River. No rain this spring has really dropped water levels.

Ollie I also usually check the cfs levels; that is a very useful tool particularly on rivers that one is familiar with and spends a lot of time on. Unfortunately, I am not familiar enough with the Elk to have a good idea of what "normal" flow rates are for the river. Checking the flow rate before this trip will help me to start building that sort of familiarity though :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good cfs levels for me at least on the Elk are 150-300. I don't mind it a little higher, but for me those are optimal. Of course you can read Russ's report and he is tearing them up at this level!! Just remember if you float you WILL be walking some.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.