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Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:49 pm

Is the mulberry floatable from Turner to Campbells cemetery at low conditions like now. Don't mind dragging since primarily fishing. How many miles is that. Are there any other better access points downstream. thanks
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Post by paddledog » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:25 am

It is passable, and actually the fishing should be better as the water clarity is improved.
That float is about 11 miles, at a 'fishing' rate of travel you are looking at about 12 hr. float.
Look at putting in at Big Eddy and going to Campbell's. That would be about half as long and
miss a couple potential log jam spots.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:59 am

Paddledog, thanks for the advice. Seems like Big Eddy to CAmpbells is the plan. Could you give me some direction to access these points.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by greenbakz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:24 am

A little bear ran across in front of me Wednesday driving Campbell's road. No sign of the momma.

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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by paddledog » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 am

Wally,

https://goo.gl/maps/TBojSxUVf7S2

Here is a map of the shuttle...
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks ever so much for the map. I plan to do this this coming Monday and will post any thing newsworthy from the trip.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:49 am

Looking at the map in more detail, it seems that the run from Big Eddie to CAmpbells is about 8 miles. Is there any access from 1009 which is about half way.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by nathan richard » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:29 pm

road here - 35.642234, -93.866480 (new gravel road to a food plot then you can go either direction around the food plot, but it gets rough)
and here - 35.629193, -93.885812 (Milton Ford Crossing)

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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:11 pm

Nathan, is milton ford crossing accessible to the public. looks like private land.
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Post by paddledog » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:21 am

Milton's is a public crossing but is a kinda rough road in.
A vehicle with clearance is necessary.
There is a parking area on River Right, downstream of the crossing.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:48 am

can i do milton ford in 2 wheel drive tundra.
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by prophet » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:43 pm

yes. i heard the parking area close to the river might be closed. you might have to park out on Shores Lake Rd and walk in after dumping boats though but it's not far

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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 am

Much thanks to Nathan, Prophet and Paddle Dog. Did Big Eddy to Milton Ford yesterday at river level 1.4. This is 7.2 miles and we fished it in 7 hours. About 8 or 10 rock gardens that could use about 8 more inches of water to be more easily passable. We did quite a bit of walking but caught lots of fish. All in all a very good day.
There is a nice road right to the river edge at Big Eddy. It is just around the curve from the old road.
Milton Ford was not bad and there is parking down by the river. :fish:
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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by Randy B » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:53 pm

Sounds like high adventure. What kind of fish did you catch?

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Re: Mulberry advice please

Post by wally » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:45 am

mostly small mouth
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