Friday, July 2, 2010

James River, Deleware Town Access, Christian County, MO. June 24th, 2010: Nice put in spot, swift in spots

The Deleware Town Access is an access point for the James River south of Springfield, Missouri in Christian County. Was a very hot day, but had to get my paddle on, so we got in...there is a nice concrete boat ramp. The flow is medium, with a few swift spots and tight narrows w/ trees upstream a bit. Probably paddled about a 1/4-1/5 mile up stream and landed the yak on a rock bank to fish a bit.
I was not out there long enough to make a fishing assessment...caught a couple of small Longear Sunfish (lovely fish...look like something you would find in a saltwater aquarium) on the traditional small stream "go to"- brown rooster tail.
There are a couple of nice deep pools as you go along the river, along with a couple of swift skinny water portage points. Managed to find a snag and literally snapped one of my favorite rods, the Berkley Cherrywood in 3 pieces. We have a new rule- for the kayak, we need to be using Shakespear Ugly Stik rods.
Great day on the water!
Fish ON!

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