This section of the river is still deep enough for motor boating traffic so, in the summer, it can get pretty rough. This time of year though is perfect. I was reminded that there was a lot of duck blinds in this section too. I thought I was pretty late in the season...but about 15 minutes into my paddle I heard the gunshots start up. It was a little unnerving hearing them so close. Luckily, they were coming from a wooded area on the other side of the river. It was still spooky to hear them so often, and so close. None of the blinds that I paddled past were occupied.
The wind in this section can change during the day. I was out for about 2 hours and the water was very calm as I headed north. There was a breeze coming from the South, but once I got around the first corner, the water turned to glass.
About a mile north of Voyager Landing is South End Park. Before you get to this little park, there is a nice size island that splits the river. If you hug the left side of this island, the river dips to about 1.5 feet to 3 feet deep. There is a section that gets down to about 6 inches deep. I like to take this route north, then shoot down the other side of the island on the way back. The current through the east side of the river is very strong.