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Old 01-19-2011, 07:32 AM  
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Wabash River

I've got lots of fond memories camping and fishin on the banks of the Wabash river. Hard to believe there's no thread on it yet. River folks are great people. Montezuma is my usual haunts.
Anybody else love the Wabash?





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Old 01-19-2011, 05:41 PM  
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I don't know if i love it, but i've lived by it all my life.... and it keeps flooding our crops....
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:46 AM  
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I can understand that, though it makes for a much needed escape from the city for me. A step back in time so to speak. She's a fickle mistress for sure and chased me out of camp more than once by escaping her banks. Ironic though that the same action taking crops from the fields in the spring is the same that makes those fields some of the most fertile and productive around. I can't help but wonder how the average yield over the course of years compares to fields not within reach of the river.

It seems INDNR is on a mission to acquire much of the Wabash floodplain nowadays and I've got mixed emotions about it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:33 AM  
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Here's a fun little video of some magical fishin action there in Montezuma, enjoy.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM  
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Two summers ago our Bou Scout troop did a 52 mile, 3 day canoe trip from Logansport to LaFayette. It was a blast. I couldn't believe how shallow & how wide the river was.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM  
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We even had fish jumping right into our canoes!
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:48 AM  
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See what I mean, the river provides food with little effort needed.
It does get pretty shallow during the dry summer months, I've walked out in the center for miles, but during the wet seasons can be a raging beast. In April it's often fifteen feet higher and it gets even wider when it spills out of the banks, as I'm sure Otahyoni can validate.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:50 AM  
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^ We would be in heaven if it only got to 15 feet...

Try 23+ feet in the winter....
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Are there any cheap (or reasonable) canoe/kayak rental joints along the river?
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:46 AM  
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The only one i know about anywhere in the state is up by Turkey Run, i think thats on sugar creek....
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