Ouachita River, above Lake Ouachita?
Anybody floated/fished the Ouachita River in Arkansas above Lake Ouachita?
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Posted on Thursday Oct 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM  
Anybody floated/fished the Ouachita River in Arkansas above Lake Ouachita? I'm creating my 2014 to do list for river kayak camping, and I was thinking this might be one to add to the list along with the 11 point and Buffalo.  Any tips on put ins/take outs/fishing tips/places to avoid/Sasquatch locations etc would be appreciated.
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Posted on Friday Oct 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM  
The north Fork is a great smallie fishery Dave - my sister has a place at Puckett Bend (about fifteen river miles from the lake proper) there is a canoe rental and cabin area there - I can go to sisters place and catch 30-40 1-2# smallies, spots and largemouth in a days fishing.

Clear water lots of fun - its hotter than blue blazes in tht canyon after about the middle of June though - 

The South Fork is similar but you will have to portage more - not as much flow --
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Posted on Friday Oct 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM  
Thanks for the info Tony.  Sounds like my kind of stream.  I think I'm going to try to hit it next spring.
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Posted on Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM  
DDOK, The 11 point is a MUST DO!  The upper reaches are crazy desolate (Do I hear Banjos?). The Lower end in MO and AR are much more populated but beautiful as well.  If you ever decide to make it a go, contact me and I'll tell you what I know.  There are some great sites in that area.
Posted on Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM  
On Thursday Oct 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM DoubleDeltaOK said ...
....Sasquatch locations etc would be appreciated.

ROFL!  Planning on a night investigation?  Are you a member of the BFRO?  Gonna set some camera traps?  Got any night-vision gear?
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Posted on Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM  
I appreciate the offer Fishin, I'll take you up on it.  A bunch of us did a Kayak Camping/fishing trip on the James a few weeks back, and it was an absolute blast.  I like the Ozark streams so much I've almost lost interest in lake fishing...Almost .

Allen, I don't have any night vision equipment, but my squatch call will put Bo Bo to shame.  Plus, I always carry some Jack Links beef Jerky products with me when I'm camping, so I'm sure to attract the attention of the local skunk ape population.  Unfortunately every time I try to take a picture of a Big Foot they are always slightly out of camera range, out of focus, moving,blurry or out of frame when I snap the shot.  I wonder why that is .

I guess these squatch videos will have to hold me over until I can get a quality picture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8W9U0qhLz8



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Posted on Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM  
Somewhere in my library I have a book called Missouri Ozark Waterways by Oz Hawksley that is a great guide.  It has a lot of info on some of the overlooked streams.  North Fork running into Norfork lake is a good one too.  It has more commercial traffic than the upper 11pt. but is beautiful. Most of the same stuff is on the internet, but sometimes books and real maps are quicker and easier to navigate sometimes.

I've been on or around most of the rivers and creeks in southern MO.  On some I would be only a little help though.


 11 pt. has an odd layout in that the upper reaches is a typical small casual classic smallmouth- goggle eye stream.  In the middle due to the outflow of Greer Spring (Well worth the trek to see)  the river is considerably larger, faster, and colder and becomes a trout stream with some catch and release areas in continues to be pretty isolated (Bigfoot country)  The lower section continues to grow in size get warm, and becomes more of a smallmouth, walleye river.
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