Originally Posted by indie313
What was the most difficult part of the Salida East to Rincon stretch? How many hours did it take to get to Rincon? I'm running Stone Bridge to Rincon this weekend for a fishing trip.
From my perspective: If you broke the Salida East to Rincon in thirds the first third is probably the most difficult. Nothing hair raising but some class III, wave train action and then the strategically placed rocks. Kept me on my toes especially with the family in toe. The launch at Salide East puts you right in it from the get go. Also, the take out at Rincon is easy to miss, or at least not see until it's almost too late–watch the right side of the river when you start getting into some big "S" turns and the water drops down away from HWY 50, there will be campsites on your left just prior.
We only stopped once and the trip was under under 3hrs. Fishing not so good from the boat–better perhaps if you make more of an effort to stop but there's not a lot of wade opportunities cause the water is high, fast and it drops off quickly. Plus, it's riddled with private property so you have to know where to pull over and where not. The last third might be best for fishing as it starts to wind around more, the channels are deeper and there are some opps to eddie out and pound the banks and converging waters.