Trying to find an canoe float with good fishing opportunities that I can take my father on in a couple weeks when he is up to visit. I can't have him on anything requiring a portage as he has COPD and needs O2 for anything slightly strenuous. Also want to avoid anything requiring any bow steering for the same reason.
I'm not from the area and haven't been on any water here, but from reading so far I was thinking of the upper Wood River, putting in at 165. I've heard the trout fishing is decent, even this time of year, due to the shade. I understand it is a little low right now, but not sure what exactly that means to my Penobscot 16.
My thinking is a leisurely paddle/float down to Barberville Dam where we can pull out for lunch. If my dad is not doing well, we just take out there. Otherwise, we put back in and continue down to Wyoming Pond.
I'm going to try and sneak out of work this Friday and run the river solo to get a feel for what is there. Would be good to know though if that is a waste of time that would be better spent on another float. Thanks in advance for any insight on this!
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