Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Merced River Float

With the Stan and Tuolumne blown out, a few weeks ago Thomas and I decided to take out the pontoons and float down the Merced river from the hatchery down to the park in Snelling. Check out the map.


The float itself was actually very chill and relaxing with little rapids along the way. You kind of just float for a bit and pick and choose your spot to fish. There are many good spots along the river that will produce I believe. This trip, being our first time going down the river, was more of a recon mission. We fished some random patterns and came across a few fish including these two. It really made for a great day.



1 comment:

  1. Love the map.
    I'm going to be fishing Kelsey Bass Ranch May 29/30 and was interested in floating the Merced while I'm up there but I've never fished it, much less floated it.
    How long does it take to do the Dam to Park section if you didn't stop?
    Would that be the best section to float right now?
    Do you know whether the river is floatable at it's current flow?