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Old 07-29-2011   #1
 
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Eagle River

Thinking of floating the Eagle River in an oar rig this weekend. Is it still doable at these levels or is it too low? Not sure if we should do upper or lower - -any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2011   #2
 
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the upper is done, the lower from edwards to wolcott is probably doable but lower runnable. good for fishing. U may be able to float all the way to eagle. but not sure
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Old 07-29-2011   #3
 
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Thanks Thogan!!
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Old 07-30-2011   #4
 
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I ran the lower eagle last year at 850 and it was low but fine.
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Old 08-01-2011   #5
 
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We did the Lower Eagle yesterday in a 14' oar rig from Edwards Waste Water put in to Eagle at 650cfs. Was Boney but still fun, not sure it would be much fun if it was any lower. Would want a smaller boat. Lot's of people fishing but only saw one or two catching.
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Old 08-01-2011   #6
 
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Funny thing, we ran the Upper Eagle (Dowd Chutes to Edwards Water Plant) in mid May at 680 and had a great time with 4 cats and a 14' raft.
Now after an epic season, 680 is too low, unrunable. I guess we are spoiled.
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Old 08-01-2011   #7
 
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Maybe not spoiled, but certainly grateful to the water gods. We'll be telling our grandkids what the 2011 boating season was like.
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Old 08-02-2011   #8
 
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did water treatment plant to climbing rock Sunday/48 hours ago........fishing poor on dries, but good on trailing nymphs.....bony in spots, but way doable.......still ok for a few more days, not sure a week or two from now, obviously depends on how the flow drops.....we certainly scraped over a lot of little rock garden stuff with three adults in our 14' hyside fishing set up....trestle was easy, but I guess some more rocks poke up at lower flows.........Chet
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Old 08-04-2011   #9
 
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We'll be telling our grandkids what the 2011 boating season was like.
Yeah we will! And my kids will have some stories to tell their grandkids too! They got a taste of high water this year for the first time. Now my youngest wants to do the Grand...
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