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Not in years. Was a lot of big cats in there then, still should be. If your kayaking or wading keep a watch on the water level because it comes up with little warning. Tip, constantly look up river, you'll see it coming.
 

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I've looked high and low for a sched and cannot locate. This river has the same drainage size/gradient/lower Piedmont Fall Line geology is the same same as the noke @ RR. 1500-3000 cfs is what I would look for. Reset dates on hydrograph to spot trends. It appears that flows have been at rec levels on weekends since the first of June.http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nc/nwis/u...od=&begin_date=2014-05-16&end_date=2014-07-23
 

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There is some great cat fishing and lots of big rocks. On the weekends they (Duke Energy) shuts the power wheels off at Blewett Falls and this causes a low flow. Most of the time, but not always. If you are using anything other than a canoe, yak or jet boat and the water is low flow you will not make it pass the railroad trestle, too many rocks. You can make it in a yak or canoe but may have to drag. Do heed ncnat's warning, they turn the power wheels on without notice and the water level can come up quickly!! The new ramp is on the left and on the Digg's Tract. If you miss that your next stop is Cheraw, SC so allow yourself plenty of time. Hope this helps. A real interesting note is if the water is low and you go down to the railroad trestle the Indians built fish wiers at this location, they are really neat. I have seen them thousands of time but from a great view on top of that trestle. They look like giant "V"s or "U"s with an opening at the top. But if the water is high you really can not see them. Enjoy the trip and let me know if I can help.
 

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What happens if you are floating along in a canoe and they open everything? Is it dangerous or just annoying? Is it too strong to paddle back upstream against? Most importantly, do the fish turn on with the rising water? :D I would think low water is good to concentrate the cats in the deeper holes unless they turn off, no?

Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPJ4riQJVmQ
 

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I was looking at this area on the maps this week. Are there any bass in there?

I was also looking at the new Blue Trail in Rockingham if anybody has info on that.
 

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What happens if you are floating along in a canoe and they open everything? Is it dangerous or just annoying? Is it too strong to paddle back upstream against? Most importantly, do the fish turn on with the rising water? :D I would think low water is good to concentrate the cats in the deeper holes unless they turn off, no?

Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPJ4riQJVmQ
it is why u should always paddle up from a launch instead of down if you don't have a shuttle....

that video is above the lake,.........
 
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Always go upstream even with a motor. And carry extra shear pins too :D
yes....right on....I should of said that....only people wishing bad things go down...it will catch up to someone who goes down and comes back up unless you know the river really well...I would never go down and plan on coming up unless I knew the river well....
 
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Wish there was a ramp in Cheraw. Some of the rockiest stretches are downstream of the new ramp at the state line. There is also another 15 miles of water between the new ramp and Cheraw. It is amazing this resources is so underdeveloped.
 
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