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I live in Branson and never have fished/floated the buffalo, my wife and another couple want to go down on a friday and camp until sunday, we want a nice float and fish. where should we put in and park the other car to pick up the canoes? any suggestions of good logistics for this and a pretty part of the river and good fishing?

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Wow... well to me there is NO ugly part of the Buffalo and the fishing is good in most of the floats-sections. For white water action (with the rain and all) go for the upper section. If you just want to enjoy the scenary and fish, then the lower section is better.

Go to the Silver Hill Grocery website - click here - for some information. (At the bottom are maps and conditions and float recommendations.)

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What a coincidence. I, myself, have never floated or fished the Buffalo. I'm taking my kids and meeting friends at Tyler Bend Friday night until Sunday. It's my Fathers Day present. Canoes with shuttle are a little steep for all of us so we plan to rent inflatables and shuttle ourselves from short floats from camp. I'm not going to fish too seriously since I plan to spend time with children. I might fling a few flies around the camping area.

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I caught you a delicious bass.

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Careful... those big Buffalo River fish will put a big bend in your rod!!

Just look at THIS monster!!!! (The one on the RIGHT!)

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Better make it a 10 wt... Don't wanna be blamed for you losing one because you were under gunned.... :lol:

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http://home.nps.gov/applications/parks/buf...aps/ACF5567.pdf this covers it all !! but if your camping at tyler, float to gilbert, or the 65 bridge, nice float.. nothing but good stuff! if you want a longer one go to st.joe and follow the road to baker's ford. NOTE.. the last of the road was a little rough last time i was there.

<*)))))))>< * AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED CANOE, and SWIFT WATER RESCUE INSTRUCTOR.*

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We did the lower Buffalo a few years ago. Did a float/scuba/fish trip, with a scuba group, out of Little Rock. Was very impressed with the river. More senic than the Current River. High bluffs and crystal clear water. Seen the biggest smallie of my life while diving. A good 20 plus in. smallie under a couple of big boulders, in about 6 ft. of water. She dwarfed a good 3 lb'er that was with her. Only caught a handful of smallies off a rapala trolling behind the canoe. Tried everything in the box, but no sucess. Always wanted to go back and do some power fishing on it. .. Good luck.

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GOOD float! Watch for elk up there. I wouldn't float it right now with all the rain, but it's a nice spring float. I would check with the officials or canoe rentals on the status/forecast for this weekend. Could be too high in that area.

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