I am new to this board and look forward to joining some of the interesting threads on here. I have been wondering how easy it is to navigate the Meramac river down at Flamm city. I am fairly new to operating a boat. I have been mostly on lakes . I have been on the Meramec at George Winter with no problems. I have a 14 foot Jon with a 9.5 hp motor. It does pretty well at George winter. I know the river is up now but what about the typical summer months? Is it pretty shallow? Any good fishing? Is it a decent ramp? I really don't want to go out on the Mississippi. I think my rig is too small for that and I am still a rookie. I am still a little gun shy about rivers since it is a whole different game than lakes. Any input would be great.