Mud launching is exhilarating and messy. Find a spot that's free of obstacles and has a steady gradient into the water. Position the canoe at a suitable angle for water entry. Physically guide the vessel down the bank into your launch spot which should be just past the reed and grass areas. The mud conditions will help you decide the moment for launching. Begin the launch and enter at the same time as your partner and brace yourselves at the back of the canoe. Depending on mud conditions, water entry can range from a high speed water collision to slow and sticky slide-in. Fastest slides can be expected just after high water or heavy rain.