Scott Meikrantz took some very informative pictures of an obstruction dangerous to boating anglers on the lower South Fork. These were taken on October 12th this year. He gives the following explanations on the location of each pic.
Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3
Pic 4 Pic 5
“Pic 1 is on the approach with the sweeper mid-frame; the channel on the bank of river left and the one splitting off the main will run you right into it. Pics 2,3 and 4 are as you drift by staying river right. Pic 5 is your view of river right as you drift by. The sweeper is about 1/2 mile down from the big rock wall on river right where there are some big homes a ways from the bank.”
Thank you, Scott! This is solid safety information for anyone float-fishing this part of the lower river.
Streamer fishing on the river is becoming more productive because of aggressive brown trout. Flows had been stable for several days but were dropped to 2300 cfs out of Palisades Dam yesterday. This action is sure to concentrate fish into deeper water, make float-fishing a bit more hazardous but increase walk-in wade opportunities.