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Old 08-17-2016   #11
 
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Ever year,I take it below Hoover in February and have a grand ol time keeping it floating during the fluctuations. I bring an anchor and put it out. Snout boats are rad .

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Old 08-17-2016   #12
 
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When we were up there last month with my dad, I watched a 15-16' raft run right at Red Creek and he had plenty of room. This was at about 1 o'clock, so the water was probably over 1K at that point. Next time we go, I'm going to scout on the right and probably run that line.
I've run right in the past with a little more water.

How wide is your snout. FWIW, we have a 16' cat that's about 100'' wide.
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The snout is around that wide. Not sure exactly, but definitely under 9'. I've been impressed with its versatility. I rowed government rapid in it and fit. Here's a pic of it next to an 18 foot dib raft.
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Old 09-23-2016   #14
 
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I'm getting ready for next weekend and was wondering about river mileage. I would like to do all three sections. We are putting in Saturday morning and floating till Monday. I would like to get off Monday morning or early afternoon.

The ABC sections total 28 river miles. We will be floating 10-11 miles the first day. 12 or so the next, and 4 or less the third.

Will river flow allow for 10-12 each day at a leisurely pace?

Thanks ahead of time,

Troy
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Old 09-23-2016   #15
 
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should be fine, depends how much fishing u do
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Old 09-23-2016   #16
 
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I rarely do the "c" section anymore just to darn slow and the fishing isn't as good as the upper section esp. the B usually just get two nights in a row in the B and fish more.
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Old 09-27-2016   #17
 
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I talked with the Vernal office about the road down to the ramp next to the dam. He said that he doesn't think my trailer could make it. I am towing a 28 foot flatbed trailer. He said that the switchbacks may be an issue. I have taken this rig down and up Mineral bottom.

Does anybody know if the road down to the A section may be to small for my rig?

I really don't want to drive there and figure out that I cannot get down there.

Thanks,

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Old 09-27-2016   #18
 
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I have only done it once but from memory there are a couple tighter switch backs turns and the ramp was packed it could be a real pain to get turned around even if you make the switch backs. You could always scout the road when you get there and have one of the shuttle companies launch your raft it you don't think you can make it. We used Flaming Gorge Resort for our shuttle and I'm pretty sure they will launch you if needed.
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Old 09-28-2016   #19
 
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There is one switch back that will probably cause you issues with that 28-foot trailer. No problem with a drift boat trailer and a 14-foot trailer that hauls my raft. Google earth it and you will see the switch back. One thought is there is a road for the maintenance workers that runs back up towards the dam. I think there is a gate (wish street view was available to see the gate). I don't know if there is enough room to pull forward but if there is you could back the trailer down from this point. I image there is enough room if you could get somebody to open the gate for a minute or so. Imagine your dealing with an overall length of 35-40'?? With this approach though you would need do the same on your way back to the parking lot. I have never floated in October but November the last 4 years and maybe 3-4 boats max on the river. If you get up early or wait till late morning that will be the best time to do your thing. Guides generally push off between 8-9 AM with their bobber throwing clients...


You could always just put in at Little Hole (start of the B Section) and wade fish, tool around for a day.
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I talked with the Vernal office about the road down to the ramp next to the dam. He said that he doesn't think my trailer could make it. I am towing a 28 foot flatbed trailer. He said that the switchbacks may be an issue. I have taken this rig down and up Mineral bottom.

Does anybody know if the road down to the A section may be to small for my rig?

I really don't want to drive there and figure out that I cannot get down there.
Thanks,

Troy
I have done it with a 18' trailer and it is very tight I would not try even if the ranger lets you. Which he/she probably wont. Your rig would stick out and block the road when parked waiting to be shuttled, you might need to unhitch trailer to park it.
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