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  • February 7, 2020 at 4:11 pm #9487

    woke up sick, sorry

    May 9, 2019 at 6:39 pm #4244

    I recently witnessed a guide do a jerk-no cuss which was followed by a rod-oar whack ending in a shattered Helios. He still didn’t cuss; impressed me.


    April 24, 2019 at 6:56 am #4184

    I have used a Cabela’s CZN for 5 years and am very pleased with it. IMO, worth a look. I use it with a dedicated nymphing line, (SA, no longer in production), to indicator/split shot and euro-nymph.


    April 3, 2019 at 2:43 pm #4101

    I had similar problems getting in contact with ownership. I left messages on phone and finally got a call back. This was several years ago and the fee for a launch was $10.00.  I found a tubular steel drop box mounted on the railing by the tube shed. I enclosed my vehicle information and date in the envelope. I also placed a 8.5″-11″ sign on my dash indicating where and when I had placed the money. No problems.

    Some have indicated on this forum to put the money under the office door but , when I have been there, this required going under a “no trespassing” sign. ( Yes, I am that kind of rule nut).

    I will also ask one of the local guides, John Shanks, for information and make another post. We are meeting him at Rocky for a full day float in a couple of weeks.

    OK, I already heard back from John. The fee is still $10.00 and you do use the drop box on the rail. This is between the launch gate and the tube shack.



    April 2, 2019 at 8:02 am #4096

    Good one Alex, I think you hooked a couple of guys. Now please post the disclaimer re: NO exceptions for keeping fish.

    Thanks, Baker

    March 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm #4069

    Kev, Might have been worth $10,000 on AFV.

    March 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm #4048

    Wow, I didn’t realize I would be in such experienced company. Now I’m wondering if age is a factor ?  Maybe I should invent the “wader walker” 😉

    March 1, 2019 at 5:14 pm #3818

    Maybe he went to the link and thought you look like a 10 point buck ! 😉

    February 10, 2019 at 7:11 am #3293

    Paul, You may get many opinions on this question. I want to start by asking why ” before March comes”. If you are not aware, #5 and many other of our locations are year round access allowed and this year should provide for fishing well into the summer.

    To your question; #5 is not, in my opinion, the easiest wading of our sites. Above the weir, there are large areas of shelf and gravel that may be waded easily but there are also “ruts” that waders must be careful of. Below the weir, one of the most popular spots on the river, crossing to the river right, ( West), side means crossing ruts and boulders. Once you get to the West side, there is a shelf that runs all the way to Mountain Creek pool. The “Kiddie Pool”, as some call it, is immediately below the weir and VERY popular. The water to it is shallow but rapid right now and the rock slick below the weir.

    IMO, CVC ,( some still call it Gardos), is the easiest wading of all of our sites including access from your vehicle to the river. Both up and downstream wading are easy. This is a seasonal site and closes March 31.

    Maricopa is also easy wading, but very popular. I have seen anglers fishing, and catching, at 700+ cfs.

    I think that most will agree that using a wading staff is a good idea under any circumstances.

    Hope this helps,

    Just got an update from a buddy; he fished #5 Saturday and was able to cross to the west side easily just above, upstream side, of the weir.


    February 2, 2019 at 4:59 pm #3147

    Good post Kev; glad to see you “gettin some”


    January 29, 2019 at 4:47 pm #3064

    Thanks to VP-Membership, (Dustin Scott ?) for email updates .


    January 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm #2945

    As if admitting being a trout angler in Texas is not bad enough—“Hi, My name is Steve and I use Squirmeys ; even tried  mop flies once. ” 😉

    January 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm #2872


    January 18, 2019 at 7:59 am #2861

    I’ll be there,


    January 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm #2802

    I was at Rio this morning; nobody in the rental shack so I checked in the store. The ladies in there were “pretty sure”, not 100%, of the following”:

    The put in for their raft rental is Whitewater, not Maricopa. Maricopa is “to hard to get the boats to”. This means one would miss the Tubers loop, which is good fishing. The Whitewater ramp area is temporarily closed, even to them.

    Rio is not renting kayaks now, apparently due to flow .

    The only take out option is at Rio; nowhere downstream.

    They suggested I call back to verify the following, which I will do.

    There were several anglers fishing Maricopa while we were doing the Whitlock boxes; I saw one nice brown taken.


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