Members Orey10m Posted August 25, 2020 Members Share Posted August 25, 2020 Hello, My two roommates and I are planning a backpacking trip and wanted to be near some water for fishing and what not. I found the "Current River section 1" of the Ozark Trail, miles 0 - 8 and thought it looked perfect, so we're going to go with that. This is the area from Powder Mill/Owls Bend down to basically the Rocky Creek area. The OT departs the Current river at Indian Creek and continues on. We were thinking we'd park at Powder mill, check out that area and fish on day 1 , then hike down stream and find a gravel bar or a campsite, hopefully around 4-5 miles of hiking. And a few hours of fishing. Then on day 2 we'd hike another couple miles down stream to Indian Creek (collect some drinking water), and fish our way back up to where we had made camp the night before. Any thoughts on this plan? It will be primarily smallmouth fishing right? Since we're backpacking it may be easier to bring my fly rod as opposed to a full length spinning rod, but not sure. My roommate also has a fly rod and is more of a beginner (I'd love to just bring some poppers and streamers and catch smallies all day with that, but not sure that's realistic for this time of year etc.) So what tackle do you guys suggest we bring for a trip like this? Should we suck it up and bring spinning rods? I don't have any that break into two pieces, so that's why I see it as a little more of a pain Thanks for any thoughts! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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