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Old 08-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #41 (permalink)
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That cat looks as big as your leg. At least 15lbs.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:15 AM   #42 (permalink)
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The river is up over a foot since last week. Very, very dirty.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #43 (permalink)
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They are all up. The flow on the Fox has increased 3x from mid-last week when I was out and about on it. It's a welcomed flushing to blow out some of the summer algae bloom and somewhat stagnant water.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:56 PM   #44 (permalink)
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QUOTE RonG They are all up. The flow on the Fox has increased 3x from mid-last week when I was out and about on it.


How about a report or two on the Fox there Ron. Don't be holding out dude!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Would it be worth it to kayak fish Rock Creek?
I have never fished it and am unfamiliar with depths, hazards, etc.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:27 PM   #46 (permalink)
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There is a decent fall about a mile upstream from the rivermouth, you can get around it though. At this level you could put in at the bridge on the road the horse stables are on and take out around the mouth, might have to get out and drag a couple times. Very tight quarters to fish out of a kayak, definitely better places to drift if you want to fish out of a kayak
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #47 (permalink)
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also heard electrically charged wire across the creek upstream of the waterfall by camp shaw. have not been able to confirm that but better to look out for something that is not there than run into a problem.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips guys
Might scout around this week
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:24 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Would it be worth it to kayak fish Rock Creek?
I have never fished it and am unfamiliar with depths, hazards, etc.
OK there is a great way to run Rock Creek, but there is a way to finesse it. The short story is that you put in on Shell Road and take out at Deselm Road. The stretch of the creek that goes through the canyon eg from Deselm Road to the river is not runnable except in flood conditions (more on that below).

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Shell Road put in HERE

Deselm Road take out HERE

Downstream of Deselm Road, the creek becomes too shallow to navigate so you would be walking the Kayak alot. and particularly in the canyon area near the walking bridge in Sha-Wa-Na-See campground, the midstream rocks arelarge and hard to walk on,

Further, the falls is not navigable except when flooding. So take out at Deselm Road!

Now for flooding conditions.

I have run Rock Creek during flash floods, putting in at Deselm and attempting to take out at the river.

This is very dangerous because the canyon nature of the area leaves no room for error or recovery. Worse yet, it is near impossible to take out downstream by the river because it is running too fast. Instead, you will be thrust into dangerous conditions with the Devils Hole undertoe sucking like the Chicago Cubs. You stay in your raft and make for Warner Bridge, Thats where we took out. I will never do that again.

Lastly, in the stretch from Shell Road to Deselm Road, there are plenty opportunities for fishing. I would use small trout spinners to stick some red-eye rock bass. Larger bass will not be in Rock Creek except to spawn and us vigilantes patrol during the spring spawn to make sure no one is interrupting their beds.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:08 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Thanks CatinTheBag!
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