Re: noel mo
I haven't heard anyone refer to Ginger Blue in years! I only floated the Elk a couple of times as a kid, but floated and fished the Big Sugar at least a couple of times a year while growing up.
Several paternal uncles and near-relative's families started out staying at Wylies, then moved to Crag O'Lea, and finally settled on Mack's Big Rock Camp. For a fish crazy kid, it was a blast. Smallies, goggle-eyes, and pumpkinseeds could keep me entertained all day long.
Now, I drive right by Pineville - the new highway passed it by - on my way home to Kansas from the Louisiana coast or somewhere else salty and tell my fishing buddy we ought to come down and float the Sugar some time. But, we haven't done it yet. He, like my family, was friends with Mack and Bea back when they owned the camp.
Thanks for bringing back a little nostalgia in the name of a long forgotten tiny town in SW Missouri!
If you go, please post a fishing report.