Sunday, August 14, 2011
7.8 Mile paddle on the Little Maumelle River, Arkansas August 9th, 2011
This was one of those trips where you leave the fishing gear in the car, and just push yourself to see how far you can go. I have been "eyeballing" this spot (you can see it from the interstate) all winter long. They have been building a cycle/pedestrian bridge to connect the shore with the island on the other side. You could not have asked for any better weather, although be it a bit warm.
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I really enjoyed the houseboats about 1/2 way through the paddle (they are on the video) as well as all the incredible beauty of the trip. There is something about pine trees next to water with big hills all around it. Blue herons abound, with the cool old trees sticking up out of the channel. My goal was to get up close to Pinnacle Mntn., however, in keeping an eye on my watch, I had to turn around at some point. I think this would be a great all day paddle sometime, and would definitely be a good winter paddle. Also, I think when I come back next time, I will go for less miles and fish it extensively.