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Float Times!!

Discussion in 'FlyTyingForums.com, Fly Tying, Trout Fishing' started by gunrod, May 22, 2005.

  1. gunrod

    gunrod Mods

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    Someone came up with the great idea of having float times for different stretches of rivers in the four corners and UP of the state. Please post float times with fish and without fishing (since we all fish at different speeds). Add the stretch of river such as launch site to launch site.

    This should provide a great resource for the membership. I would suggest to make the reference much easier to catalog that the stretch of river (such as Tippy to High Bridge.....or......Croton to Thornapple) be used in the Title screen.

    The thread will be split into each river section and made into a sticky.

    Thanks......
     
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  2. Rising Trout Flies

    Rising Trout Flies

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    Raibow Rapid to Sulak: Float + Fishing around 5 hours.
    Sulak to Upper: Float + Fishing around 3 hours.
     

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  5. abstract_72

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    Tippy to High Bridge

    Moderate Fishing time.
    7 Miles (marked on GPS)

    7 hours
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Premium Member

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    Keystone to Stephan bridge about 4 hours. The pull out is just past Gates lodge at the canoe pull out. This section has fantastic cover and some fantastic fishing.

    Stephan's to Wakeley is about 5 hours. This stretch has some great wholes and great cover to fish,bring the streamers with you. Remember, you have to get that bug within inches of the cover. if you don't loose em you aren't using em. One fly for the fish, one for the trees and one for your vest.
     
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  7. jerrob

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    just skimmed over the posts, this info is gold to us several hundred miles away. the more the better. thanks so much.
     
  8. ausable riverboat

    ausable riverboat

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    Most rivers have canoe float times. If you figure one hour in a canoe is about three hours of fishing time floating in a boat.
     
  9. john warren

    john warren

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    what do you use? where do you use it? love it? hate it? somewhere in between?
    and if you could have any one out there , what would it be?:fish:
     
  10. BobB(MI)

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    For the Au Sable below Mio dam:

    Dam to Comins Flats...
    Comins Flats to McKinley...
    McKinley to 4001 Bridge...

    All above are 3-4 hrs with little fishing and depending how much you want to push downstream. If you want to stop to fish many of the holes and wad a bit, you can expect to add 2+ hrs. If you are on the oars and slowing the boat, expect to add 2+ hrs.

    My problem is I end up fishing too much at the beginning of the drifts and run out of light!

    Take care.

    Bob
     
  11. neeso1aj

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    I multiply canoe times by 2.5 for straight drifting times in the drift boat and then add fishing times just to be safe
     
  12. steelton

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    for the mo croton to pine st. 1 hr. pine st. to thorneapple 5 hrs. thorneapple to hennings park 6 hrs. hennings park to newbridge 1.5 hrs. newbridge to anderson flats 4hrs. anderson flats to bridgeton 7 hrs. bridgeton to mapleisland 6 hrs. these times are with steady fishing and bypassing secondary waters.


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  13. 4trout

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    Pere Marquette...

    Thought I would add the miles between each of the landings too;

    M37 to Green Cottage 3.7 miles
    Green Cottage to Gleason's 4.7 miles
    Gleason's to Bowman's 2.6 miles
    Bowman's to Rainbow Rapids 7.3 miles
    Rainbow Rapids to Sulak 3.1 miles
    Sulak to Upper Branch 2.7 miles
    Upper Branch to Lower Branch 3.1 miles
    Lower Branch to Walhalla 7.5 miles
    Walhalla to Indian Bridge 5.5 miles
    Indian Bridge to Custer 2.4 miles