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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by theonethatgotaway, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. theonethatgotaway Member

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    I'm heading out to the op for an extended weekend trip, I'm going to be arriving in the dark so was trying to plan a drift in advance. What launches are usable for a takeout? I'm planning on launching from Allen's bar but where is the best take out? Last time I was out there G&L was a cliff and the one at the bottom (barlows?) had a tree down.
  2. Robert Fyall Member

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  3. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Hope you have a winch!
  4. Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    Take out at G&L...make sure that you have a truck...most cars don't have enough ground clearance.

    Good luck,
    Christian
  5. theonethatgotaway Member

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    I've got a jeep 4x4 and just the manual winch on the boat trailer. I'm going Friday.
  6. OneMoreCast New Member

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    Right, G&L has some deepish pond-puddles but will be doable in your jeep. Barlows--the launch below G&L and last takeout--is less than fun. There is a large cut bank (5+ft, levels depending) that you need to winch the boat up to. The side channel that the launch is on seems to get a little smaller with every flood, and often requires pushing and shoving at fly-fishable flows. All of this is to say that Allens to G&L is a good option :).

    Have fun!

    Joe
  7. theonethatgotaway Member

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    Puddles I can deal with, I was trying to avoid winching the boat up a high bank. Thanks for the info.
  8. Benjy Active Member

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    See you in the clusterfuck!
  9. Brazda Fly Fishing guide "The Bogy House" Lodge

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    G and L is it,,,Cotonwood is basically undoable right now.
  10. nutsack angler newb

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    Dude it's already crowded! Looks like march out here...
  11. shawn k Member

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  12. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Wait a GD minute -- I thought we just exhausted 8 pages of thread and agreed to stop fishing for steelhead. What the hells this I'm hearing "its crowded over there"...you guys better be bird watching!
  13. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Just talked to a buddy who's on foot out there, and he said it's a zoo.

    Forks is the new Cowlitz!
  14. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Many years ago, the Green was the Cowlitiz...pretty soon we'll either start running out of rivers. Still irritating that people are ignoring the memo!
  15. sleestak240 Member

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    I can confirm his observation. A constant stream of boats, and foot-traffic into spots I rarely see anybody. I thought the somewhat marginal weather conditions on the way out would deter some traffic (saw a few vehicles with drift boats turning around), but the masses were indeed out in force. I relocated to a less popular location and found some peace and quiet and was able to get some quality casting practice in.

    Granted, I haven't been fishing the Forks area rivers for as long as many people here, but the increasing pressure over the past couple of years is blatantly noticeable and a bit disconcerting. There is no other place to relocate the horde once these rivers are decimated...
  16. J.Michelle Swope Yes, I said "bobi-cator"

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  17. Courtesy Flush aka Sean

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    It could be worse.... 'cause it would suck if sleds were powering up and down those rivers all day!
  18. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    "....relocate the horde..." :bawling::"...relocate the horde..." :p"...relocate the horde...":hmmm: YOU CANNOT "RELOCATE THE HORDE!!!!" :beathead: It just continues to expand like the blob that devoured Cleveland. :beer1:
  19. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I've heard some say that those rivers will forever remain sled-free, since there might be some folks with cutting torches who would take exception to any sled trailers in the take-out parking. I wouldn't see anything! :thumb:

  20. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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