Has anyone fished the Obed and what can I expect as far as access points.What fish are in the river?
Access is good, fish to be expected are smallmouth, redeye, bream, and maybe a muskie if you are extra lucky.
Be very careful in that part of the world. It is unforgiving. Carry a pistol, for sure, and watch where you put your hands and feet as it is invested with copperheads and rattlesnakes.
If you are planning a float, better be a super whitewater paddler, or death is a real possibility. Take it from me, I almost died on that river about 10 years ago, then only thing I can think is it just wasn't my time.
Wading is tricky as it is a pool/drop stream, you may have to swim from hole to hole, but in the summer it isn't a big deal. It is better then fighting the rhododendron and snake covered banks.
On the snakes, most who know me, know that I am not afraid of snakes. However, that place is invested. I remember one afternoon I saw 6 different copperheads and 2 rattlesnakes in 3 hours time.
It is a beautiful place and very under fished, so it is usually worth it.
The smallmouth in that river several years ago got some type of worms, which does not kill the fish but make them unfit to eat. That is why most people(locals) dont fish there too much. But for catch and release its still good. Im not sure about the current condition of the worms disease so take that for what its worth.
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