There is a lot of water in the river at this time. It is running hard as of last weekend. You should have no trouble in navigating the river at this time. With the water being this high, watch out for floating logs and debris. I would run toward the wide side of the river, but not too close. There are some hairpin turns as you get closer to Hwy 601. One in particular is located at the water level station. Do not get too wide on this one. You will know which one I am talking about when you see it. It has a steep mud bluff on the left as you are running up the river. Good luck and make sure you have a good anchor or some good rope to tie up with !!! Let me know how the fishin goes.