Members Orey10m Posted March 12, 2021 Members Share Posted March 12, 2021 Hello all, I've been finding my way around the trout landscape of Missouri a bit the last 9 months or so I've lived here, and I'm interested in making a trip to the eleven point happen this year. I'd like to fish it for trout or Smallmouth. Don't really care, although in terms of fly fishing I only really have the gear to do that with multiple people for trout (I don't have two 6wt+ rods) I'm interested in getting your suggestions of a simple trip itinerary to make this happen, leaving from St. Louis (3.5hr drive). I would say I and my party likely don't have a ton of "stamina" when you include driving and fishing on the same day, so that's why I'm going for simple. I'd love to just get to see this place because it sounds and looks so beautiful, and I'm sure my girlfriend and whoever I have with me will be blown away too. I have a kayak, but I'm not committed to using it if it's just simpler to rent something from an outfitter, and I'll have one or two people with me likely so they'll need something to float in as well. Here's what I'm thinking might be simplest. Friday evening: drive 1 car 3.5hrs to Riverton/Hufstedlers and camp Saturday Morning: Rent watercraft (canoe or raft or 2 more kayaks (since I can bring mine)). Get shuttle from canoe outfitter to Whitten. Day: Float and fish the 4-6 hours back to Riverton. (I'm seeing that it's a 4-6 hour float, which once you add in fishing, will be plenty of time on the water for one day) Night: camp again at Riverton Sunday morning: pack up and drive home. ------ This allows us to take one car and not deal with shuttling ourselves. Also allows us to take our time on the river and fish and not feel rushed to get to the end. I expect your answers will depend on the time of year, rain, and water flows so I'll have to take that into account Alternatively we could scratch the camping gear which would make things even simpler, and rent a room in a vacation rental like at Hufstedlers. Sleep there both nights just like the camping itinerary above Thoughts? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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