Re: Close Call on the Middle Prong
Interesting story Byron, the same thing happened to me on the Caney Fork about 10 years ago as well. We were only about 100 yards from our crossing spot when we noticed the water rising. There was only one gravel bar that was passable, so we went for it rather than spending the night on the other side. We ended up swimming most of the distance, and I lost my net, sunglasses, and about 300 flies (entire large box) in the process.
Everyone take note that for some reason, the Caney Fork sends more fishers for a swim than any other tailwater in the mid south. Dont go too far from your crossing spot and watch the water like a hawk.