My wife and I are going to be camping at the Russian River on the 10th-12th for the fishing opener, and I was kicking around the idea of running the Russian from the falls down to the campground in my Alpacka on the 10th. Fishing doesn't open until the 11th, so I wouldn't be disturbing anyone's fishing or running the risk of catching a hook in the face. I'll walk the river first to scout for any sweepers or strainers.
So...is there any reason that this is a bad idea? It seems like it would be a fun, fast float with just a touch of splashy water to help me hone my nascent packrafting skills.