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Carter Ferry up river

Carter Ferry up river

Postby MTviper 350 » Thu May 31, 2018 9:46 pm

I'd like to run up from the ferry to the big eddy during high water.
Mostly want to try big water on a river for my first time.
I've been to the big eddy during low water, like 4500 cfs, and know enough to be safe and make it up.
I'd like to play in some bigger water without any bottom contact. Is this fesable or is there simply not enough flow.
Thanks all for any info, if I could even make it under the ferry cable is a big concern to, looks like staying close to the ferry is a easy answer but I've neer done it so I'm nervous.

Thanks guys, I'm excited to prepare for Idaho style waters.
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Re: Carter Ferry up river

Postby d4570 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:12 am

YES YOU CAN!

It's a good time to do it. Gota watch for junk in the water.
The hardest part is the boat ramp AT the Ferry, lots of current .
It only takes 20/30 minutes to get there , this time of year the water fall, below Morony is under water and you can get closer to the dam area now to but there are bigger rocks up past the eddy.

Try it from Fort Benton up...

Ps: I run a 18ft Hewescraft sport jet no problem this time of year.
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Re: Carter Ferry up river

Postby Bobcat93 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:45 pm

Let us know how it goes!
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Re: Carter Ferry up river

Postby MTRiverRunner » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:06 pm

It is not without danger. I have seen a 24' boat sink instantly in a rapid up there. That section is fairly easy but don't get complaisant and let your gaurd down.
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Re: Carter Ferry up river

Postby d4570 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 pm

You are right I totally forgot about that.
There is some very ugly spots keep your guard up.
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