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Message started by Quentin on Mar 15th, 2018 at 10:21am

Title: Re: Padling Arkansas / Buffallo River (?)
Post by Jimbo on Mar 17th, 2018 at 5:51am

The water color is actually "milky" looking from the limestone cliffs through which the river flows.  You should have some very pretty paddling that time of year.  It's a beautiful area.

We had great success using the smallest smallmouth lures in my box.  We tossed them right below the many small sets of rapids we passed through and generally had good results.

The caves are really something.  Bring a headlamp, otherwise you might go s-p-l-a-s-hing when you go spelunking.  Some of those shafts have pools of water collected in the drop-offs where they open up into wider chambers.  We found the public-marked ones in the state parks to be quite safe but, if you get claustrophobic, you might want to think twice before crawling in.  You can acquire a certain "unsettled" feeling when you contemplate the mountain of rock that lies overtop the 2 foot, very dark crawl space you are crabbing your way through....

It's still worth it.

Jimbo   8-)

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