Play in small holes
Posted by: jimyaker on Jun-20-12 3:36 PM (EST)
Playing in small, somewhat retentive holes is the best way to learn how to deal with the big ugle ones. If you can surf or side surf, you can buy yourself time to make a plan. In a small boat, you have several options like enders, but most folks are going to have to work their way out at the ends.
A really sticky hole or low head dam might not have a good way out. Even if you know what you're doing they are tricky, but even then if you keep your cool and don't give up you can probably find the current moving downstream -- hopefully without exiting your boat.