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« on: May 22, 2017, 01:24:03 PM »
First off, I did some searching first before posting. Didn't find much.

On to my obviously noobie question, what do y'all do to navigate over shallow areas going up river? Water level was up pretty good this past weekend so I went past the sandbar a bit and still went over some areas that looked sketchy to me. Obviously I avoid areas with buoys on submerged trees and ripples coming off of submerged rocks, and that rocky point sticking off of waterwheel but what about clear open areas that just open up to shallows?

Our family stays in Blythe and I'm getting a little bored of just going up to the sandbar and back. I've been up to the water tower a few times but that's about it. I'm lookin to burn some gas and do some good long floats downriver.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 04:21:42 PM »
A couple of things...I try to stay on the side of the river where the land mass is the tallest along the shore. Seems to be deeper in those areas. Avoid brown/ tan water!!! Always aim for the dark blue stuff if possible.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 06:35:31 PM »
First off, I did some searching first before posting. Didn't find much.

On to my obviously noobie question, what do y'all do to navigate over shallow areas going up river? Water level was up pretty good this past weekend so I went past the sandbar a bit and still went over some areas that looked sketchy to me. Obviously I avoid areas with buoys on submerged trees and ripples coming off of submerged rocks, and that rocky point sticking off of waterwheel but what about clear open areas that just open up to shallows?

Our family stays in Blythe and I'm getting a little bored of just going up to the sandbar and back. I've been up to the water tower a few times but that's about it. I'm lookin to burn some gas and do some good long floats downriver.
626 379 2524 shoot me a text let's chop it up for a bit, been going to blythe for over 20 years

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 07:41:42 PM »
Waters usually deepest where it's flowing the fastest. The river by us (water wheel) tends to stay on the banks like atomic wedgie said


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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 04:20:39 PM »
626 379 2524 shoot me a text let's chop it up for a bit, been going to blythe for over 20 years

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Sent you a text. Thanks for the replies guys.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 05:05:09 PM »
I'll be staying at the Hampton in Blythe over Memorial weekend. Since it's my first time on that part of the river I could surely use some guidance. I guess I'll launch near the bridge and head up river Saturday. 281- 743- 0500 is my  cell.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 07:01:41 PM »
I'll be staying at the Hampton in Blythe over Memorial weekend. Since it's my first time on that part of the river I could surely use some guidance. I guess I'll launch near the bridge and head up river Saturday. 281- 743- 0500 is my  cell.

If you see us more then welcome to follow. Well be staying at the cove it's right next to the freeway south side. Be about 5-6 of us hopefully. Or stop by for a beer be in the campground my black and cream liberty and I'll be in h row with a 5th wheel weekend warrior duramax.


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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2017, 06:57:17 AM »



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What the shit? Chevy pulling a Ford? I just lost my appetite.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2017, 07:00:03 AM »

What the shit? Chevy pulling a Ford? I just lost my appetite.

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Gotta make it to the river I couldn't see my self spending the money on a new ford with the reputation on the diesels last 10yrs I used to pull with a square body 7.3 crew cab with 450,xxx miles it was time for a new truck unfortunately. Do miss my square body


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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 11:06:50 AM »
We'll be in twin palms. Also with a duramax. Except mine has a Dana 60 up front. You know, the way God intended.  >:D
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 02:11:05 PM »
If you see us more then welcome to follow. Well be staying at the cove it's right next to the freeway south side. Be about 5-6 of us hopefully. Or stop by for a beer be in the campground my black and cream liberty and I'll be in h row with a 5th wheel weekend warrior duramax.


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I will look you up for sure. Thanks, TJ
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2017, 02:30:34 PM »
I will look you up for sure. Thanks, TJ

Same goes for me.
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 06:56:31 PM »
Can I launch at the Cove? I'll be pulling the Baja with a white F250 with Texas plates.
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2017, 07:00:51 PM »
Yea they have a day fee. They also have a pool/spa general store and a rec room for the kids. Beach area is small so if you wanna be on the beach at all get there early and claim a spot.


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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 08:27:01 AM »
I'll be staying at the Hampton in Blythe over Memorial weekend. Since it's my first time on that part of the river I could surely use some guidance. I guess I'll launch near the bridge and head up river Saturday. 281- 743- 0500 is my  cell.
Easier to head down river for your first trip. Less trouble that way 3.5 miles to goose and 3.5 more to McIntyre


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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2017, 12:40:12 PM »
Easier to head down river for your first trip. Less trouble that way 3.5 miles to goose and 3.5 more to McIntyre


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I always worry about going down river. In the case the boat breaks, you can't float back to camp lol
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
I always worry about going down river. In the case the boat breaks, you can't float back to camp lol
Smart man!!

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« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 07:08:18 AM »

What the shit? Chevy pulling a Ford? I just lost my appetite.

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I pull my chevy with a ford.you guys have fun boat is still in the shop.


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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 08:19:39 AM »
I pull my chevy with a ford.you guys have fun boat is still in the shop.


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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 08:51:41 AM »
Its like dating a man but married to a woman........pick a side! Lol

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So does that mean my duramax with a Ford straight axle is technically Bruce Jenner? Or is it the other way around?
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2017, 09:55:19 AM »
So does that mean my duramax with a Ford straight axle is technically Bruce Jenner? Or is it the other way around?
Damn.....I think you may be right. Lol

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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
I got to Blythe Hampton Inn. No thanks to Phoenix traffic on the west side as I was leaving this morning. A nasty accident happened literally in front and two lanes to the right. Had to swerve to the left to avoid t-boneing a camero.

Got passes at the park to launch Saturday and Sunday. I walked around and saw quite a few jet boats. Man, the river was real low. Hope it will be higher tomorrow.

Probably going to unhook the boat and drive back over later. Saw a blue and white jet in row G.
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2017, 04:17:25 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2017, 04:28:39 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2017, 04:30:44 PM »
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