Originally Posted by Fallingup
The upper C is the most deadliest river in this region. Mostly fishing deaths, people with out pfds, entanglement, etc.
People are stupid, and inexperienced, and that mixed with alcohol and the sweet sound of summer is a deadly mix.
Flows will be hauling this weekend... Be safe out there everyone!
We had an experince there a couple of years ago with some drunks you fell out of the boat in late summer low flow and literally had to get one out of waist deep water. He was drunk, no pfd, wearing a cotton t shirt and his buddies left him behind. They were all trashed and got an earful from us about being prepared for the conditions.
We saw them at the put in @ 11:00 passing a handle of Jack around, i knew we would see them again that day.
I think we should just call out people who are going out without a pfd, boozing it up(and i don't mean a couple of beers while on the river and at put in) and let em know that they are gonna die if they don't wear a pfd and if they dont know what they are doing.
An, where are the sheriffs enforcing the pfd law that is posted at the put ins? If it's not enforced then why have the signs then?