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Woollybob

Ramp Conditions

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Headed up to the pond this weekend. Can anyone suggest a decent ramp on the West side? I have a deep-V that pulls a lot of water and have already fouled the prop once this year. I don't mind paying to launch if the ramp is decent and less crowded.

Has the bug hatch slowed the fishing?

Thanks,

Bob

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First, welcome to fishing Minnesota and Hot Spot Outdoors. Yes, the hatch was big but the other day we still caught our fish, slots and the bigger ones also.

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Go to Myr Mar and put in, protected and plenty deep.

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Myr Mar Marina, not the public landing....and stay away from Wealthwood...its horrible.

Dan

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Garrison (public) has taken some pretty big boats along with Terry's Boat Hardor. Avoid the casino public access(very shallow).

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No lights at the casino one also, found that out the hard way, wink.gif

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Watch out for the rocks at the Garrison public landing-- if you aren't trimmed way up there are rocks right off the channel' s edge.

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The casino ramp was very popular and very shallow last weekend. You will run at 1.5 feet deep from the opening of the little harbor till a ways past the bouys. A good wind from the east would make that ramp very intersting. If I recall correctly Eddys dredged their harbor as well. Myr Mar was the most crowded ramp I saw last weekend next to the Casino ramp.

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Also, when there was a real flurry of bugs the fishing seemed to slow but when there wasn't a hatch, the fish bit pretty well. I wouldn't worry about it.

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terrys has a real nice landing. you need 4wd though, theres mud on top of the cement.

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Myr Mar Marina, not the public landing....and stay away from Wealthwood...its horrible.

Dan


What does it cost to put in at Myr Mar Marina? I thought it was closed.

I put in today at the Myr Mar access and it was windy. As a result, a wave lifted the boat and set the spinning prop down right on a rock. That was the end of that prop. I was able to run the boat with remainder of the day but the lost of performance from the one bent fin was interesting in that wind. I know have a nice new shiny black prop.

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Does anyone know how the Red Door launch is? I'll be going there in July and am just curious. I'm sure the launch itself is ok but i know it's shallow coming out of there. Anybody know for sure?

Thanks

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I just got off the phone with them and they told me that they dredged it to depth off 6' and 5 - 6' out the channel but she said with the wind it probably blew some sand back in.

She also said there are some pretty big boats in there harbor and have not heard any complaints.

Update: I spoke with a gentleman yesterday and he asked when they dredged at Red door because he was there on opener and said it was real shallow.

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$8 or $10 a time. $100 a year at MyrMar. I haven't used the access since 6-9 but think it would still be fine. Harbor is 3-4' deep opening into lake 3' deep. With all the rocks out front I'm pretty sure that no sand has washed in. I paid the $100 this year after busting up 2 props & 1 skeg last year at the public access by MyrMar. Worth every penny especially if the wind comes up out of the S-SE when you try to load out!

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