Topock, Jack Smith, and Pirates Cove area of the river question

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« on: June 22, 2016, 12:40:37 PM »
I haven't boated in this section of the river in over 15 years.... I usually stay between the casinos and avi. but looking to try something new.

I recently purchased a miller jet boat.

My questions are is it cool to boat down this way with a 19 foot jet, or will I be ran over by the 30 foot boats. Is the river deep and or shallow in this area of the river,  is there sandy beaches in this area. etc....
any feedback is much appreciated.

thank you for your help!
 
« Last Edit: June 24, 2016, 11:16:12 AM by TheJasonMurphy »


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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 01:23:22 PM »
Yes on the Miller  :thumbup: :thumbup:

Yes

no

Yes, and Yes

Some.

Its a ways. Think Gas. Think Open headers for several hours at a time.  :screwy:

FYI: Avi to Topock is nearly 30 miles (River Mile 233 to RM 260) ONE WAY

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 01:40:09 PM »
Is a cool area to Cruze but from avi long trip in are style boats. Best to launch from jack smith and Cruze down. Plenty deep and are beaches with sand. If you plan on going down river and haven't been down that way in awhile devils elbow is a no wake zone now!


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« Last Edit: June 22, 2016, 01:46:17 PM by gsmitty »

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 01:42:40 PM »
Is a cool area to Cruze but from avi long trip in are style boats. Best to launch from jack smith and Cruze down.


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^^^This, x2

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 02:50:58 PM »
x3 on launching from Jack Smith. From JS to Pirates is a nice cruise and Topock gorge is one of my favorite places on the river. My wife's for sure! Most of the "Big" boats are coming up from Havasu so you'll see more of them when you get close to Topock66 and Pirates. Even then they're really not that big of a deal.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2016, 05:22:44 PM »
Is it true they have BUI inspection right before topock gorge? I'm planning this trip also I might see you out there


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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 08:11:39 AM »
They do set up a BUI there on busy weekends been pulled in there! They mostly look for boats with to many people on them!


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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 10:20:04 AM »
Yes on the Miller  :thumbup: :thumbup:

Yes

no

Yes, and Yes

Some.

Its a ways. Think Gas. Think Open headers for several hours at a time.  :screwy:

FYI: Avi to Topock is nearly 30 miles (River Mile 233 to RM 260) ONE WAY

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thank you. yeah I was looking to launch from Jack Smith.

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 11:06:15 AM »
Launch at Jack smith and head towards the gorge... Ive never had an issue but ive been told that Fish and Game is not to open header friendly.

We usually launch at jack smith cruise into the gorge, and before you make your first right turn there are some nice beaches over there
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 11:12:13 AM »
The check points are usually holiday weekends , I've been caught up in there when I had jet skis.  They will nit pick on things.  Got me for an expired fire extinguisher .  But the purpose of it is Mainly for overloaded boats, underage drinkers and drunks behind the wheel.


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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 12:36:35 PM »
Is a cool area to Cruze but from avi long trip in are style boats. Best to launch from jack smith and Cruze down. Plenty deep and are beaches with sand. If you plan on going down river and haven't been down that way in awhile devils elbow is a no wake zone now!


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perfect. thanks for the info

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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 12:37:37 PM »
x3 on launching from Jack Smith. From JS to Pirates is a nice cruise and Topock gorge is one of my favorite places on the river. My wife's for sure! Most of the "Big" boats are coming up from Havasu so you'll see more of them when you get close to Topock66 and Pirates. Even then they're really not that big of a deal.

nice. thank you.
 yes ill have the girlfriend and other girls with me so hopefully they enjoy the gorge as well.

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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 12:38:31 PM »
Is it true they have BUI inspection right before topock gorge? I'm planning this trip also I might see you out there


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awesome! yes I will be there july 1st thru july 6th

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 12:40:06 PM »
Launch at Jack smith and head towards the gorge... Ive never had an issue but ive been told that Fish and Game is not to open header friendly.

We usually launch at jack smith cruise into the gorge, and before you make your first right turn there are some nice beaches over there


perfect that is what im hoping to snag.

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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 12:41:01 PM »
The check points are usually holiday weekends , I've been caught up in there when I had jet skis.  They will nit pick on things.  Got me for an expired fire extinguisher .  But the purpose of it is Mainly for overloaded boats, underage drinkers and drunks behind the wheel.


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good to know. thank you

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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2016, 07:10:26 PM »
If your going to hang out at pirates you need to be there by no later then 1030ish on Saturday and probably Sunday.  It gets busy quick with the big boats coming  up from havasu.  I was at pirates last weekend , Saturday we launched at around 10 and 3/4ths of the Chanel was full of boats , by noon , it looked like the 405 frwy


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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 08:05:42 PM »
If your going to hang out at pirates you need to be there by no later then 1030ish on Saturday and probably Sunday.  It gets busy quick with the big boats coming  up from havasu.  I was at pirates last weekend , Saturday we launched at around 10 and 3/4ths of the Chanel was full of boats , by noon , it looked like the 405 frwy


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That is no joke^^^  I pulled into pirates from Laughlin during spring break, parked right at the bar no one was there, went to leave around noon and the whole channel was full of floating pussy palaces, huge boats.  Tried to do Topock gorge but turned around, it was just too gnarly with all the boats in my 18 footer!  Got back to willow valley and it was much more chill.
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2016, 06:45:04 AM »

That is no joke^^^  I pulled into pirates from Laughlin during spring break, parked right at the bar no one was there, went to leave around noon and the whole channel was full of floating pussy palaces, huge boats.  Tried to do Topock gorge but turned around, it was just too gnarly with all the boats in my 18 footer!  Got back to willow valley and it was much more chill.
Hahahahaha, Floating Pussy Palaces" I like that one,  that's comedy. 😂😂😂


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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2016, 05:46:03 PM »
Sounds about rt , it's usually 1 dude with 5+ girls or a boat of about 10 dudes.


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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2016, 09:41:26 PM »

Sounds about rt , it's usually 1 dude with 5+ girls or a boat of about 10 dudes.


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a boat with ten dudes,  Hot Dog Cart""lol " 😂😂😂


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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2016, 07:38:30 AM »
Pussy palace and hotdog carts... Best descriptions ever !!


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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2016, 01:31:38 PM »
a boat with ten dudes,  Hot Dog Cart""lol " 😂😂😂


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Ten Dudes One Boat, sounds like a great video title.
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2016, 07:55:01 AM »
How many of us secretly wish we had the pussy palace?! But somehow we know we would end up with a hot dog cart. That's probably why we stick with the super reliable jet boat. 😢😔😭😧😦😯😞
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