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#10820227 - 05/05/15 01:33 PM Brazos below Rochelles
Wink68 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
Posts: 63
Loc: Burkburnett, TX
Ok guys, I can't make head nor tails of the river flow charts so can somebody in plain English tell me if there is enough water to make the float below Rochelles. We are getting a bunch of rain right now in North Texas so I know it will change. I am wanting to take my kids and their significant others on a trip downriver sometime soon. Any help is appreciated.

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#10820581 - 05/05/15 03:13 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Neumie Offline
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It's at 34 CFS, which IMO isn't enough to do a float. However, I've never been past Rochelles, so maybe it's enough. I would call them and get their opinion.

Current Flow Chart:
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#10822184 - 05/06/15 08:46 AM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
PKfishin Offline
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Flow is almost nothing coming out of the lake. When I crossed Keechi creek it was rolling after the rain. If there is a flow is going to be some muddy murky stuff from Keechi creek.
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#10822664 - 05/06/15 11:12 AM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Wink68 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. I will probably plan some other time.

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#10822701 - 05/06/15 11:26 AM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Ricardo Offline
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Registered: 04/02/04
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Loc: Carrollton, TX
Brazos River Canoeing

The link above shows some suggested flows for canoeing that section of the river. At 34CFS it'll be a lot of dragging. I've done it several times at about 100 and there is some dragging.

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#10823081 - 05/06/15 01:29 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Stripedguy Offline
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Hey Wink, you ever fish the Red since it's close to your town? I've fished a little below Texoma but would like to try upriver this time of year, if you know what I mean...
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#10825734 - 05/07/15 01:00 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
roadtrip Offline
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The Brazos below Pk for the first 30 miles or so is almost entirely dependent on releases by the dam at PK. PK has come up a couple of feet lately, but is still over 11 foot low. It will come up some more because of this rain, but I don't think it will fill it up enough to where they'll do a dam release. I hope I'm wrong because I'm dying to get back up there.
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#10827788 - 05/08/15 08:21 AM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
FWBanger Offline
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I was on the Brazos near Mineral Wells last weekend. I only managed 2 sunfish. One guy fishing ahead of me said that he hadn't even had a single bite all day. The water was stained and not flowing very much.
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#10828636 - 05/08/15 01:21 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
roadtrip Offline
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Lotta water running into PK right now, more to come..........
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#10828775 - 05/08/15 02:24 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Wink68 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
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Loc: Burkburnett, TX
No I have never fished the red. I live within sight of it (sort of) but don't fish it. It is really shallow with few deep holes. I have some buds that fish it further downriver where the little Wichita runs into it. They say there is a deep hole there and catch lots of cats and white bass when they run upriver. I am more of a bass fisherman so it really doesn't appeal to me. I had given some thought to floating it in my kayak when the water is up like now but don't know if it will ever happen.

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#10828779 - 05/08/15 02:26 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
Wink68 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/07
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Loc: Burkburnett, TX
Kinda looks like my question is being answered right now with all the rain we have been having. I realize the river is dependent on PK but from what I have been reading, the Brazos is almost to flood stage around Seymour. That should work its way down to the lake. May be able to float the river later during the summer.
I just looked at the USGS chart and if I read it correctly, the river is running at 670 cfps. Am I seeing that right? Again, this is like reading Greek to me.


Edited by Wink68 (05/08/15 02:37 PM)

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#10829271 - 05/08/15 06:22 PM Re: Brazos below Rochelles [Re: Wink68]
roadtrip Offline
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Sounds like you're reading it right. I'm thinking about going up there myself once the rain lets off. Hopefully the level won't go back down too fast.
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