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    Question Montana Creek?


    I'm heading up to Montana Creek this weekend. I have a 13' AIRE Wildcat and 9' Carlisle oars, is the upper area too skinny for this setup? Just debating on whether it's worth hauling the thing up there or not.
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    I havent floated it this year, but last year in early july I did, with the same setup you have. Never again. I would have preferred to hike from yoder down and back up. I'd take a one man cat down it though.

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    Default Good enough for me...

    Thanks Trout, I'll bring my boots

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    My family has a place near Sunshine, and I like to float from Yoder Road down in my solo canoe. It gets very tight and I don't think it would not be much fun in a 13' raft with oars, not to say that it is impossible.

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    I have never floated this but I do have a friend that floats a 15ft raft from 6th Ave down Montana creek and another friend that floats a 14ft otter down it.

    I was thinking of taking my 13ft Otter up there for kicks.

    I do think they mostly float from Michelle down so maybe that is the difference?

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    It is totally floatable with maybe 2 or 3 portages and maybe one duck under, one of the portages you might have to pull the frame. If you wanted to float it to say you did go for it. If your main goal is to catch the feesh, then stick with boots. Just sayin.

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    I have floated it countless times from Yoder down to the hwy in a Wildcat. Last Sept. is the last time I floated it and like Trouthead said there were several portages. Montana changes almost yearly and some years quite drastically. There were several years that didn't require any portages.

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    yoder to hwy many times in a big azz (heavy diamond plate frame) 18 footer...sure there was a little dragging but no big deal...

    pics of boat and some montana fish here....

    http://www.netsnapshot.com/pcw/build...0&ACCOUNT=2079
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    Default how long does it take?

    From Yoder, I might try that. Too late for this trip, but looks fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Tubes View Post
    From Yoder, I might try that. Too late for this trip, but looks fun.
    required time of course will vary depending on water levels (drag time ) and how much you fish...but it has always been a very easy day trip even with a decent amount of fishing....

    ...I do want to add that I haven't floated it since the floods a few years ago so there may be more log jams my now...I only remember one large cottonwood tree all the way across the river last time I went...had to drag the boat around that one...
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    The water was really low yesterday when I went over the Yoder bridge.

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    Default Water came up...

    ...overnight. We fished the mouth Friday night's opener and there was an island big enough for a ton of people. Saturday was in the high 70's - low 80's and the island was all but gone. Just goes to show how cool the summer has been. Water was still low enough that we never spotted a king in the creek.

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