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Matt C

So..a day out tubing with the kids and friends...

300 yards from the rock pile as alot that know French..

going 32 mph, pulling 2 teenagers, having a blast, WHAM.

Took out the lower unit on my new rig. 2007 yami 150 toasted.

Thank God for a 250 deductible.

So in short, Be Very careful running French, shes down about a foot, and NO markers on that lone rock 300 yards away from shore. Im not mad at the DNR, as there is no way they can buoy all lakes, but I will call them to have them put one out if possible as thats the middle of the lake.

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luckycrank

I HAVE HIT THOSE ROCKS AS WELL BUT ITS BEEN A LONG WHILE AGOEVEN DURING HIGH WATER THEY ARE SOME BOAT WRECKERS. HOW COME THEY ARE NOT MARKED? JUST BE THANKFUL ONE OF THE KIDS DIDN'T FALL OFF THERE crazy.gif

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Can'tFishEnuf

Where is this? Is this the rock pile on the south side of the lake, or the Northwest? Or something all together different?

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SkitterPopper

Bunt,

You might want to call the Sheriff's Department. Most of the lake bouy's are placed and maintained by the Sheriff's Dept. You might get an answer faster that way. Unmarked rocks suck that is for sure. Like you said that is what insurance is for, but is sure sucks being boatless during the summer.

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Matt C

I will call the Sheriff, see if they can put something out there. I'd hate to see others nail it. Boat should be fixed within a few days, they are sending my motor in to Yami today. YAY smile.gif

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Matt C

Can'tFishEnuf - Its on the southside. The only rock pile I know of on that lake.

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french_lake_kid

They were marked last year when it was really shallow during the end of summer.

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Matt C

I just put in a call to Lisa? I think her name is, the Local CO, and the water patrol guy for French to put em out.

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Matt C

I got the 'official answer' from the Water Patrol -

Rice county will not be putting bouy's out due to the fact that if they happen to miss one, they would be liable. However, it IS ok to put out markers, like a milk carton or other type of marker to warn others.

So I guess when I get my boat back, I'll head out with a bunch of empty milk cartons and mark away...actually, maybe I'll take my buddies boat tongue.gif

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love2fish4ever

I remember that rock was actually sticking up when the lake was about at it's worst in '89 (drought) I Remember how far out into the lake I had to back my trailer to get my boat off! Ever since I've been very wary when fishing that pile, even when the water was up, wondering...now where was that thing?? confused.gif

Sorry to hear, I'm glad no one was hurt, must have been a heck of stop!

L2f

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Matt C

I'll post the GPS Quards when I get home tonight. I have the general area marked. .. Then again, I'll be giving up someone walleye hole tongue.gif

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eyepatrol

Boy bunt2k, it's been a rough June for you this year. Hope it gets better!

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luckycrank

LET ME GUESS 9'-15' S.W CORNER. THE LARGE ROCKS YOU SPEAK OF ARE ABOUT DEAD CENTER STRAIGHT OUT FROM CHAPPUIS FARM SILO? BUNT ALSO THERE ARE A FEW MONSTER ROCKS ON THE BAR IN FRONT OF THE ACCESS, YOU KNOW THE Y SHAPED ONE . NOT SURE IF A PERSON COULD HIT THEN OR NOT HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN OVER THEM IN THE SPRING WHEN THE WATER WAS CLEAR . AND I 'LL TELL YA THE SKIES SURE LIKE EM!!! SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON THAT LAKE MY FAMILY HAD A CABIN THERE FOR YEARS UNTIL THE LAST YEAR.. ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T FISHED THERE FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS UNTIL THIS YEAR I CAUGHT SOME NICE EYES THIS SPRING

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