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#12778957 - 06/03/18 07:16 PM Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River
Vidahr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/17
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Loc: Huntsville, TX
Hey guys!

I've fished the river several times, but I went out today for the first time in months and it seems like some of the inlets are clogged and you can't get passed them.

I tried to hit up Bethy where the creek runs out, but I couldn't get passed a submerged island.

I didn't try going in the other way a bit further down the river where it's wider.

How do y'all get back there now? Did the heavy rains silt up a lot of the inlets?

Thanks!

Edit: Here's a visual


The red is the path I tried and got stuck. The blue is the spot I'm curious about, I've never tried that way.


Edited by Vidahr (06/03/18 07:19 PM)
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#12778984 - 06/03/18 07:42 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Vidahr]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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The blue path was open last time I was there, around May 2017. But it was definitely shallow.

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#12778991 - 06/03/18 07:47 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Mudman63]
Vidahr Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mudman63
The blue path was open last time I was there, around May 2017. But it was definitely shallow.


Can you remember if it was like 1' shallow or inches shallow? I can get through 1' but I err on the side of caution anything shallower haha.
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#12778994 - 06/03/18 07:48 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Vidahr]
Mudman63 Offline
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Yeah, maybe 1’, and the bottom was soft. I’d say idle speed only!

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#12779000 - 06/03/18 07:56 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Vidahr]
Vidahr Offline
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Loc: Huntsville, TX
Originally Posted By: Mudman63
Yeah, maybe 1’, and the bottom was soft. I’d say idle speed only!

Thanks! I usually use the trolling motor through unfamiliar territory so if I hit something like a island or bar I can just back up.

Thanks for the help!! smile
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#12779308 - 06/04/18 08:22 AM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Vidahr]
BMCD Offline
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U run it fast your ok. Idle ull be dragging bottom. The blue path is the only way I know. The other way silted in a few years ago. In all my years fishing up there u just go fast enuff to trim up full.


Edited by BMCD (06/04/18 08:23 AM)

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#12785351 - 06/08/18 04:48 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: BMCD]
Vidahr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/17
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Originally Posted By: BMCD
U run it fast your ok. Idle ull be dragging bottom. The blue path is the only way I know. The other way silted in a few years ago. In all my years fishing up there u just go fast enuff to trim up full.


You run the blue path on plane to get through?
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#12785477 - 06/08/18 07:36 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: Vidahr]
TxBazzn Offline
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Originally Posted By: Vidahr
Originally Posted By: BMCD
U run it fast your ok. Idle ull be dragging bottom. The blue path is the only way I know. The other way silted in a few years ago. In all my years fishing up there u just go fast enuff to trim up full.


You run the blue path on plane to get through?


Yep. Idle works too but takes forever.


Edited by TxBazzn (06/08/18 07:37 PM)

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#12785529 - 06/08/18 08:50 PM Re: Getting into Bethy Creek from Trinity River [Re: TxBazzn]
Vidahr Offline
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Registered: 03/20/17
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Originally Posted By: TxBazzn
Originally Posted By: Vidahr
Originally Posted By: BMCD
U run it fast your ok. Idle ull be dragging bottom. The blue path is the only way I know. The other way silted in a few years ago. In all my years fishing up there u just go fast enuff to trim up full.


You run the blue path on plane to get through?


Yep. Idle works too but takes forever.


I'll prolly idle the first time and get a trail then plane out.

Thanks for the help man!
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