Post by Ken Corbett on May 29, 2020 18:10:29 GMT -5
Cains River from Bantalor to Rte.123
This was supposed to be a trip starting behind Zionville in the former Bantalor Game Refuge, where the Cains is born in an alder grove. Sadly, there was a fire in Zionville the night before, so we started a day-and-a-half downriver, at Bantalor. I wanted to ask the shuttle driver to take us further up-river but it was not to be.
The river was wide and deep, with only a few shoals to drag over if you're not always watching for the deeper channel. There was one actual rapid, easily run by keepin' her straight on down.
We couldn't find a decent campsite pretty well all the first day, as we were intending to stop, relax and “fish” for one day on the river. So we ended up camping at a drive-in only a few kilometres from the Rte. 123 bridge, where our vehicle was waiting. Just as well, our driver informed us the river was open to fly-fishing only.
This is a good river for flat-water beginners, but be mindful campsites may be less than ideal until you come closer to the Rte. 123 bridge.