Accessible Missouri River fishing ramps

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by primitivefrn, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    how about listing missouri river ramps that you can get a boat out,on.
    Lamine river above mouth, where, it goes into missouri, 6 inch drop at end of concret, unless someone has chunck some more rocks,in, this was 10/21/06.
    Anyone know of, any that is acessable, and has mo. river stablized.
    Jim
     
  2. just cats

    just cats New Member

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    Excellent post Jim, I'm searching for one I can use right now that isn't too long of a drive to get to. Prediction for river level here, MM 75, is to drop another foot over the next few days. Doesn't look good at all down this way. Looks like it may be a long winter. With ramps coming out of the water all up and down the river it seems like it would be a great time for the MDC to pour some concrete. I sure hate backing off the end and having the trailer wheels fall into a drop-off. I've been hung up a couple times over the years . I've learned my lesson, Not going to let that happen again.
     

  3. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    The ramp at la Benite was still accessable (10/21/06) but just barly. Cock Your trailer to the upstream side of the ramp so You stay on the rocks. I massaged the bottom of the trailer takin her out but not all that bad.
     
  4. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    The ramp at Lexington, MO was still accessable today. I saw someone put in there today but if it keeps dropping it wan't be.
     
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    I think Kirk (Cat Tamer) has been using the ramp at Fort Osage (Sibley) successfully last weekend, though the water level here still has another 8 or 10 inches to drop before it hits bottom. This rain will bring it up a little bit, not more than a foot or so unless we get a lot of it and then it'll start back down again.

    Sucks to be in the middle of a drought, but the reason the river is so low is because they (the Corps of Engineers) are conserving water upstream so it'll be available in the spring, both for the navigation season and for the various "pulses" they send to help certain fish species with their spawning. The areas that feed water to the Missouri have had less than 65% or so of their "normal" annual rainfall, so I think we're probably lucky that it's not worse.

    If it gets to be too much trouble, I'll just head back down to Warsaw and fish on the upper LOZ - should be good there for quite a while yet. You're lucky, Jim, because you live right there in the middle of all that great fishing!
     
  6. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    The ramp at sibley is still in good shape, with the level at 5' it was fine just angle your trailer more into the river instead of straight down the ramp.
     
  7. mspratt

    mspratt New Member

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    The nodaway island boat ramp is good nomatter what the water level is.U have to turn out more into the current,But I have always been able to get my boat in. ...........:lol: Ur humble servant Beartrap and Buoy
     
  8. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Where exactly is the ramp in Sibley? I've run up just past the powerplant on the river coming from Lexington, but never actually been to the town. If the ol' mighty Mo comes down much more I'm going to have to find another ramp. Lexington is still good, but I don't know how much longer. Thanks!

    Branden
     
  9. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    The Sibley ramp is really pretty easy to find - when you get to Buckner on Hwy 24 and come to the stop light at county road BB, turn north and follow the signs to the Fort Osage River Access. It's about 3 miles north of Buckner.

    No problems getting in and out yesterday, but the river was up about a foot - it's going to drop almost 2 ft from the current level when it finally bottoms out next week. That may make things a bit more interesting.
     
  10. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Hopeing after next week with a 2 foot drop some of you guys will have info. on a ramp that still works.
    Good Thread JIM!
     
  11. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    The Best ramp in the KC area for low water launching is easily Riverfront park. As of today 10/29/06 there is still 30' of ramp in the water, and the ramp is at a pretty steep angle no prob launchig My 20'er.

    ramp is open from 5am-10pm 7 days a week.
     
  12. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    What time do the homeless crack addicts wake up at Riverfront??
     
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    Seriously, though, thanks for the report on Riverfront park -- how did you figure out how much ramp is still in the water? Judicious use of a poking stick, I'll bet...

    What's the best way to get there from the east? Looks like I might take I35 to Front St. and go west but I'm not sure.

    So why is it that Kaw Point isn't usable? Seems like they've gone to a lot of effort to make that whole area nice and fancy - did they just forget to worry about the boat ramp during low water?
     
  14. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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    the Marion Bottoms ramp just north of Jefferson City is in working order, you dont need to angle the trailer or anything as far as i know. The ramp was never showing all summer.
     
  15. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    The ramp has painted lines on it with the number of feet to the end, Very nice the city must have done it.

    I have not tryed Kaw point this Year after te water has droppped. Last Year I ran out of ramp and when loading and had to go off the end, the cross member of My trailer got caught on the end of the ramp, not much fun!!!

    Thugs don't like cold weather, they are someplace warm, I didn't see any today. A lot of people were using the park today, 6 boats, a handful of bank fishermen, families walking dogs and stuff like that. Looked like a respectful bunch.

    I've only seen the thuggy types down at riverfront during the summer months, but then Kaw point is usable.

    Directions: I-35 to Front st. WEST on front past the Isle of Capri, You will see Sears outlet coming up, You turn North on River front road, right Before the RR tracks Before sears outlet. Big sign and gate on top of the hill on Your left. can't miss it.
     
  16. Rusty

    Rusty Member

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    I put my boat in the Grand @ Brunswick Yesterday 10/29/06 with no problem. The Grand from the Boat ramp down is running from 5 to 10 feet deep. Its about a mile and a half down the Grand to the Missouri. Just be careful of the flying carp. If you need any more info on the Grand just give me a holler. I have fished there for several years.
     
  17. Willy

    Willy New Member

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    Gotta watch the Homeless people as they like busting windows and takin your stuff at the Ramp across from the casinos. Makes me want to start packing a gun down there and dont really want to go to jail just yet.:crazy:
     
  18. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    Billy,
    Exactly what ramp are You talking about???
     
  19. Willy

    Willy New Member

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    Riverfront Park is the one I am talkin about.Have had a friend get stuff takin out of his truck last winter.It was after they moved a bunch of the homeless out of their winter homes across the river. Feel sorry for them but if it comes down to me or them they are gonna go for a swim if ya get my drift.
     
  20. TomV

    TomV New Member

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    Today Lexington ramp doesn't look usable to me. The river was up a little yesterday but back down lower than ever today. Looks as if the ramp is at it's end with mud exposed at the bottom of the ramp. Nobody was there using it or teying to use it so not for sure but it looks risky at best to use it now.