So far we've discussed avoidance techniques, use of your boat as a launching platform, and aggressive swimming pushing over the strainer. The later works reasonably well on small diameter branches, what if the branch is over a foot in diameter?  This is where the Canadian Log Roll technique becomes a viable option. 

  1. Slow down for a soft landing with your feet on the large diameter strainer
  2. Arch your back to enable your body to plane on the water surface
  3. Once stable, shuffle your feet along the log to reach one of the ends
  4. Jump off the log

This takes a bit of practice to master but can be very effective (and a lot of fun).