So far I've spent my time on the river above the melvin price dam. I'm planning a fishing trip below it this weekend. Above the dam, there is plenty of area to stay out of the main channel and the path of the barges. I've been looking at the navigation charts for the area below the dam. And the whole river looks like it would be open to barge traffic. How do you stay out of their way? I don't want to be anchored in the middle of the night with a big ole' barge heading right towards me!