South Umpqua float

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So me and quite a few other forum members have been tossing this idea around and we really think it would be an absolute blast for everyone to take toon's and stuff down some stretches of the South umpqua for smallies! :dance:... it would be a blast and that river is incredible... so lets do it! toss ideas and things around here, regs we should know, places that are off limits, i am thinking an 8 or so hour float would be awesome but i dont know the river that well so im not sure about that, but lets start planning it... im thinking june would be a good month!
 
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I would be down for some smallie fishing, june would be a great month the water should be down and warmed up by then i hope!
 
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I would be down for some smallie fishing, june would be a great month the water should be down and warmed up by then i hope!

i know its been a cold year! i think it would just be a blast for everyone to get into some river smallies... but i dont know the river and where to launch and take out etc... or if there is even long toon-able stretches that would work :D
 
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As long as it's in the first 2 weeks of June Im down too
 
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im in. since it's june school will be out. ill probably hitch a ride like i usually do. ill try to find some access info and all that mumbo jumbo. i say weekend of june 11-12 to make a starting point on seeing what date works best. and i'm sure someone will have a floating device for me to borrow. even if i have to use your float tube colby :lol: i can provide some food and stuff too if it's needed
 
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im in. since it's june school will be out. ill probably hitch a ride like i usually do. ill try to find some access info and all that mumbo jumbo. i say weekend of june 11-12 to make a starting point on seeing what date works best. and i'm sure someone will have a floating device for me to borrow. even if i have to use your float tube colby :lol: i can provide some food and stuff too if it's needed

yep i am looking for either a new pontoon or a loaner i would rather toon it, mine is a pile of junk... never get the cimmaron pontoon boat its crud.... anyways i will keep an eye on craigslist haha, and i will update when i know for sure that i will be free, but i should be open just about any weekend besides the third weekend of the month :)
 
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yep i am looking for either a new pontoon or a loaner i would rather toon it, mine is a pile of junk... never get the cimmaron pontoon boat its crud.... anyways i will keep an eye on craigslist haha, and i will update when i know for sure that i will be free, but i should be open just about any weekend besides the third weekend of the month :)

We will time it for the first couple weeks TT and I did a float last year slide hole to elkton it tokk a good 6-7 hrs so that may work good , have one xtra toon told TR he could use it ,have a third if I get the frame welded and the one toon outer sewn . there is an outside chance I will get my two person pontoon by then too if the overtime comes like I think it will. Just has ta be a weekend for me and I am good to go .
 
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We will time it for the first couple weeks TT and I did a float last year slide hole to elkton it tokk a good 6-7 hrs so that may work good , have one xtra toon told TR he could use it ,have a third if I get the frame welded and the one toon outer sewn . there is an outside chance I will get my two person pontoon by then too if the overtime comes like I think it will. Just has ta be a weekend for me and I am good to go .

if you need help fixing any of the toons up let me know might be able to get my hands on some sewing stuff. this sounds like it's shaping up to be a good trip!! heres a vid to get everyone excited. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBwCrWLcJs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Qg1BAf8mU&feature=related
 
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my buddies hit it this weekend and the biggest smallie was 6lbs 2 ounces!!!!!!!! with a 5lbr a couple 4's and not even one under 2lbs, but thats prespawn the dinkers arent out yet, but they are there!!!!!!
 
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We will time it for the first couple weeks TT and I did a float last year slide hole to elkton it tokk a good 6-7 hrs so that may work good , have one xtra toon told TR he could use it ,have a third if I get the frame welded and the one toon outer sewn . there is an outside chance I will get my two person pontoon by then too if the overtime comes like I think it will. Just has ta be a weekend for me and I am good to go .

awesome! sounds good... i think i might hit up ryan for an ultra light!!! well not ultra light but light hahaha that would be a blast hopefully i can let him know in time and buy one to wrangle some smallies on light tackle.
 
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my buddies hit it this weekend and the biggest smallie was 6lbs 2 ounces!!!!!!!! with a 5lbr a couple 4's and not even one under 2lbs, but thats prespawn the dinkers arent out yet, but they are there!!!!!!

holy **** dude. if only we could go out there now LOL
 
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I'm kind of a month to month basis kind of guy so I won't know if I can go til the end of May. If all goes well then I'm in.
 
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i hope someone from my area goes. i guess if anyone is coming from anywhere north of me it would not be a problem for them to drop by and get me ;)
 
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if i can make it i defenetly will. i love the umpqua! smallies are so fun!
 
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