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Has anyone in the past made a decent run up the East Branch (wading)?
Last weekend I dropped in at the East Branch (Royce Rd /RT 53) and proceeded to head up stream. I quickly learned that this part of the river is consistency 48"-60" deep (not including deep holes). I did check the water data which recorded the river gage height about 6"-8" higher than lowest height. I typically fish quite a bit down stream from there but honestly, I was looking for a place that had the least amount of kayak and weekend float traffic.
I've heard that the section that runs along Rt. 53 is a trough of very silty-bottom. I know a few who have kayaked that stretch and have repoorted success in a few key spots between Royce and Hobson. Gotta be a tough wade though...
 
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