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mackinaw river canoe conditions
Posted: 14 June 2011 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Anybody floated the mack yet? If so relay the major log jam locations please and thank you. My son and I are hitting the river this weekend for fathers day,cant wait to wet a line and sleep on a sandbar!

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Posted: 15 June 2011 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Maybe post a stretch that you are looking at to narrow it down. I have not been out this year but have heard of a real nasty jam up between the Coon Fort bridge and I 39. I can’t confirm it for myself but I guess it’s huge 200-300 yards long and has been there for years. I like what your thinking, sounds like an awesome fathers day gift. I may have to steal that one from you. Careful, they are talking storms this weekend so ensure you do one last check of the weather and have an extraction plan for different areas along the route just in case. Have fun, I am sure you and your son will have a blast. On a side note I think the water levels are perfect, high enough your not dragging bottom every 100yds but low enough to be out of the realm of dangerous.

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Posted: 16 June 2011 10:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The jam upstream from I39 is doable. Floated through without gettin out of boat 2yrs. ago,maybe 20 feet of pulling and pushing. Looked at 3 bridges upstream this morning after work,river is up but looks sweet by sat.,fishing will suck though,and we’ll have to trek to higher ground to camp dry,but the mackinaw marinated ribeyes will be killer and cant wait to take that first sip of on the river coffee off the fire sunday morning comin’’ down.

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Posted: 16 June 2011 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Mackinaw River coffee is brass balls hard core! Pesticide/Herbicide flavoring with a slight hog manuer runnoff tones…yum?

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Posted: 17 June 2011 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yah downstream from the treflan users produces an almost fruity yet with hints of a nutty flavor whilst in roundup country it’s more of a heady aromatic bold yet delicate taste. The word is 2 huge trees fell oppisite directions just before coon shed on la-roy/lex.road=should be fun! Rainsuits are packed,ribeyes are marinated,reels are strung with fresh line but not sure if well have a chance to stretch em or not,maybe in the feeder creeks?

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Posted: 01 July 2011 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Trip was the best i’ve ever had since I started floating in 85. Quite a few lojgams from colfax to leroy lexington but the water was up and we saw ALOT of wildlife. Highlight for me was a baltimore oriole and for my son a starling catching a crawfish and eating it streamside as we glided silently by. The fish were small but the memories huge. It was really cool to show my son where I spent many a fishing trip with my dad (and granddad,uncles,cousin’s,etc. and where 1/2 his grandads ashes were scattered next to dad’s treestand. All in awe a killer weekend with only bout a half hour of rain-my wife and a friend south of me said it just poured-we lucked out totally. The capper was after my mom picked us up she just happened to have some fried chicken n greanbeans/w taters n bacon. What a great fathers day weekend!

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