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    Has anyone ran the Yentna this past week or so? The NOAA site only shows a forecasted water level, nothing current. Forecasted levels indicate that it is pretty low....

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    Just returned to DLOA from Big Bend area last night. Yentna much lower than Big Su and dropping quickly-river fell over a foot Sunday night by cabin. Shortcut by Scary Tree completely dry. Trough at DLOA still very doable, but should be prepared to use outer launch....

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    Launch level is below culvert and not bad, Big Sue to Scary tree short cut was pretty good too but, Short cut through Scary Tree is absolutly a no-go at junction of Yentna. Winched over 600ft to get back to deeper water last saturday as the water through shortcut just disapeared just before dropping into Yentna and dang sure wasnt deep enough to get back on step. Made for long day!
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    600ft feels like 6 miles by the time you are back in deep water. The boat weighs 6 times as much as when you launched. Feel for you on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCL View Post
    Launch level is below culvert and not bad, Big Sue to Scary tree short cut was pretty good too but, Short cut through Scary Tree is absolutly a no-go at junction of Yentna. Winched over 600ft to get back to deeper water last saturday as the water through shortcut just disapeared just before dropping into Yentna and dang sure wasnt deep enough to get back on step. Made for long day!
    Mike
    He used the easy button for both of us; hondawinch.jpg it's great little winch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armed_alaskan View Post
    He used the easy button for both of us; hondawinch.jpg it's great little winch.
    The water was pretty low

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armed_alaskan View Post
    He used the easy button for both of us; hondawinch.jpg it's great little winch.
    The winch made the pull easy

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    Yes that little winch is a life/back saver. Just hook it up, anchor off to something and walk along next to the boat. In this case we used a smitty built anchor that is designed for trucks, but it dug into that wet silt and held really well! The hardest part was digging out the anchor once it dug in.
    Winch pulls at about 20fpm so yes slow but beats trying to push! haha I keep about 400ft of rope on the boat and can pull 300ft in single pull, so that speeds things up some.
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    The yentna was very very high this morning.
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming-----WOW-----what a ride!
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