Selected Spot: Center Chute        Current Flow: 4.08ft

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Name:   Center Chute   Current Flow: 4.08ft Recorded on 04-23-2024 11:45:00 PM
River:     Water Temp: 61.16 *F 16.2 *C
Country:   United States   Turbidity: 5.3 FNU
Region:     PH: 8.2
State:     Min Flow: 5.3ft
City:     Ideal Flow: 6ft
Lat, Long:     Max Flow: 6.7ft
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Quality: Exploratory Poor Moderate Great Epic

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NameUserExplore DateExplore FlowQuality
Center ChuteSteve G03-11-2010 12:00 AM5.34ft8
NotesI lowered the minimum to 5.3. Stro and I headed over to Center Chute after testing out Afternoon Delight. I only took around 5 rides but all of them were amazing!

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Center ChuteSteve G12-13-2009 12:00 AM5.5ft9
NotesI am hoping the stats fulfill themselves as I am posting this the night before. A quick note: I moved the min for the spot from 5.0 to 5.4 and quality from Moderate to Epic. If for some reason this does not pan out for tomorrow I will revert back to the moderate setting. Granted, I may only take 5 or 6 rides tomorrow before I revert to a surface boat.

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Center Chuteadmin06-19-2009 12:00 AM0ft0
Notesi added Sarahs directions above....

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Center ChuteSteve G05-12-2009 12:00 AM5.29ft2
NotesThe magic was gone today. I had one ride that was ten seconds but that was really it in an hour and I had to work really hard to stay under. The seam really loses its pull at this lower level. As far as DT goes here I would put the lower end at atleast 5.4 Of course, there is always the chance the spot was still epic and the pilot was not finding his charc : ))

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Center ChuteSteve G05-11-2009 12:00 AM5.6ft9
NotesI went out for a couple of hours of more Center Chute action today with the water a little lower. This was the best day of squirting I have had this year! The spot was more gentle then the day before and you did not need speed to initiate. I am almost exclusively a righty and the righty backcut works great here but I think lefties will fare just as well--I had a couple of rides where I was able to switch spins while under. I had the dive watch with me this day--it starts timing rides when you are at 4ft and stops when you get above 4ft. In two hours my watch had almost 5 1/2 minutes showing for downtime. I did whack the rock at the point that is mentioned in the previous journal a few times--this was more or less from initiating to close to it--if you stay 6-8 feet downstream of it, where there is a better squeeze anyway, you should stay clear of it.

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Center ChuteSteve G05-10-2009 12:00 AM6.4ft7
NotesThis was the third time that I have tried for downtime at Center Chute. The day before was over 7 feet and I would rate it a 3. I was out several weeks ago and I am not sure why I did not do a journal entry for this spot after that particular day. Anyway, this spot should definitely be considered one of the premiere spots on the Po!! You do have to contend with a little bit of Tupperware here, but they are interested in the really good surf wave. For those not familiar with this spot there are two playboat features; a small wave at the top of the Eddy and another much bigger wave 30-35 feet down stream. There are two large rock islands on river left that are separated by a small channel--many plastic boaters choose to paddle around the island further downstream and come around and come through the small channel, which is more of an eddy than anything else. On this day I had the best luck engaging the seam by starting where the channel was and getting a little bit of momentum to engage the seam. There is a little rock point that you have to get around should you choose to want to surf the top wave--which is good in a squirtboat--I use to surf it until I realized how good the DT is here! Use this little point as your reference point and try to engage the seam 6 to 8 feet downstream of it. The seam likes to wander a bit, but if you can initially get neck deep and start spinning you can usually continue working it until the seam finds you. When it does you could be in for one hell of a ride! My rides this day ranged from 3 to 20 seconds. You can also travel nowhere or over 75 feet--I had one ride where I surfaced close to the bottom of the second island! Maintaining the Eddy was not all that easy at times, but there is huge eddy at the bottom on river left and you just paddle around the island with the Tupperware. If the combined air temp and water temp is 110 or higher here you will only find me here in the Whirld!

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