I am trying to find some local places that I could take UP a creek for salmon and trout fishing with a canoe. I plan on getting a trolling motor eventually but wont go any where that cat be paddled up just for safety sake. I was thinking maybe trying Jim creek, since every Jack Jill and Tom fish down at the mouth I was thinking about maybe putting in and paddling up the creek just before high tide then work my way back down slowly while fishing.
Has any one tired this? Or know of any other creeks that are canoe friendly? I know a lot of creeks around here are to swift and are either to dangerous or must be floated down (like the Little Su) but figured there must be some. Also I have heard that Wasilla Creek Is also Canoe friendly, is that true? I have never fished Wasilla Creek down on the flats.
I am thinking about maybe getting a couple friends together and trying to float the Little Su possibly in the end of July, but would like to find some spots where I can use a canoe to go up or down. Most likely will have my 6 year old son with me so I am not looking for any thing to exciting lol. I am not looking for any exact secret spots but would like to find some places close to home that would be canoe friendly other than just lakes.
I have used canoes before, but haven't used one in a creek so any advice there would be appreciated. The Canoe I have is a 17 foot Coleman Ram X canoe (not square back).
Also, I figured since this is more about places for Canoes I posted here instead of the fishing forum, If its in the wrong spot I apologize.