Maybe Today’s Not Such a Good Day (to float the river)

It’s been cold here. Real cold. Again. Late February is getting long in the tooth and we’re all getting a little cooped up. Doesn’t look like fishing the river is really an option right now. In fact, up and down the valley, a lot of the boat ramps are still very much iced up and unusable. Carter’s bridge access is doable. Pine Cr has a big snowdrift on the ramp. But at Mallards and especially Loch Leven, there’s multiple feet of glacier like ice jammed on the banks. Grey Owl access is actually OK and from there upstream to the mouth of Yankee Jim Canyon, the boat ramps are generally usable. With below zero temps and the river a big Slurpee, it just may not be the right time to head out there. For now.

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