I just bought my first raft this year and the wife, my dogs and I did State Bridge to Catamount Bridge. I think they said it was 14 miles and it took about 5 hours. Had a great lunch on the river and just chilled!
I am going to take the kids - 7 and 9 on Friday afternoon for a little cruise from Rancho to State Bridge. PM me if you would like to go. We might also head up to that area on Sunday.
Saw several stoneflies in the air, and several fish hit the surface. But, I wanted to concentrate on rowing
so, I did not fish as much as I will later on in the summer.
The river was moving and there were several little wave trains in this stretch with a lot of cruising water in between. I highly recommend this section for a nice long newbie float.
Here is some good info .... http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...ure_032305.pdf