Stand Up Paddleboard up river?

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Hi everyone! These warm January days are probably coming to the end soon, but they've got me thinking about fishing again! I love getting out in a kayak, but I'm in an apartment now and don't have much space for one. At the moment I think I can manage either an 8' kayak or a 9'-10' SUP. The SUP is attractive in terms of portability and storage. The only thing is I sometimes have to go alone and I don't like fooling with shuttles, so my favorite way to fish the Chattahoochee here in Fulton Co. is to paddle upstream a ways and then drift down. Does anyone know if you can do that with a SUP or do they only really go downstream?
 

weagle

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If the river is down, I paddle upstream at Jones Bridge, off Riverside under 400, McGinnis Ferry and below Morgan falls. I'm fishing from a 10' SOT, but I see people on SUP going upstream in the same areas.
 

leoparddog

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On the Hooch, I've had a guy pass me both of us going upstream and he was on a SUP while I was in my Jackson. I was struggling through a riffle and he just left me behind. This was at Settles Bridge
 

weagle

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Yeah they go up river pretty quick. During the summer, from Azalea Park to the base of Island ford there's always a steady steam of girls in bikinis headed up stream. I just hate it :)
 
You poor man.
 
I see people paddling those things upstream on the French Broad all the time.
 
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