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Water Levels on Pleasant Lake

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Wondering if anyone has been on Pleasant Lake lately and can give me some idea of the water levels? Any chance of getting a 16' Lund Explorer into Boss Lake from there? will it even float over if no one is in it?

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I wouldn't even bother trying to get over to Boss. Beavers, or someone, has blocked the little bit of water the Boy River carries into Pleasant and the water is down 18 inches from last year. Earlier in the year, we got a 18 foot Lund over to Boss, but we had to dig out the sand and it still took almost 2 grueling hours with 5 guys pushing the boat through. I take my 14 footer over once in a while, but I only have a 15 Johnson and gas tank in the boat. Even then, it still takes awhile pushing it across the 25 feet of sand to get into Boss. Your best bet, due to absolutely no water flowing through, is to just find some fish on Pleasant or hit up Birch if you are looking for some slabs. I am not trying to shy you away from Boss, I just want to save you a big, big headache.

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the stupid owners on boss are filling and dont want anyone on THERE lake. we pushed our 16ft boat over this weekend took out our batteries and gas and it wasnt too bad with 3 people...also pulled a 14ft boat across for some old ladies...slayed the big sunnies and a few crappies...the people that live on the lake arent going to have anyfish since boss is warming up fast and seen a lot of dead fish...we talked to the Dnr about them filling the sand in and they said they would talk to them...but it is possible to get in there...also try by boy river we caught some crappies there too but nothing to brag about.

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Slayer, I have heard the same thing about the owners on Boss. If you look at the water levels, the sand is way above the level across the whole shore line. I highly doubt they filled it in and made the whole shore line level to make it look as though it was natural. I have seen strong winds from the south throw sand in the channel. Actually, when we were digging it out a couple of times, the sand would wash back in as fast as we could dig it out. I know that they don't want anyone on Boss, but I don't think they would go to that measure. Early in the season, I stopped and talked to Bob over at Clover's and asked him if I could dock my boat there and he would have let me, but his tractor was getting fixed. Granted, I have known Bob since I was very little, and my grandparents used to stay at their campground, so others may not have as much luck. Bottom line, if you really want to get into Boss, you can, but there are many more factors contributing to the difficulty involved with it than just the owners on Boss.

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Thanks for the info Lake - sounds like I'm staying put on Pleasant or trailering to some other body of water when I am up there on vacation. Not sure I'll even be able to get my boat into the little resort harbor on Pleasant if it is down that far from last year - barely made it then. The few docks on the lake must be nearly out of the water frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

Was hoping to get into Boss and spend some time working those wonderful pads for bass...

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where are u staying on pleasant...pines has a new dock on west side of resort and alot of big boats were in the harbor this past weekend. just have to lift motor going into harbor...and we dug out boss right before opener and next day a few big rocks must have got blown in cause there was 5 big boulders sitting in oppenning and i know they didnt blow in....also someone on boss called the DNR on some campers and said they wwere some fisherman that over there limit they were watching with binochulers.(sp) and DNR checked and they werent even close but DNR checked them on boss

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We'll be at pines again - always spend at least one week there every year. Love that place. Their little backwater holds some giant bass too - have taken a couple over 6# from there in the last 5 yrs. Glad to hear about the new dock because it has been getting harder every year to get into their little cove. I hve heard that there is some drama among land owners on Pleasant as well as between Boss and Pleasant.

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dazeoff, The wife and I were on Pleasant on 7/02. we took the dog swimming at exactly the spot you're refering to and the answer to your question is NO!! The sand shoreline right there is about 8 or 9" above the water level and there's no way you'll float anything into Boss lake. There was a group in a 12 or 14' fishing boat but they had all the could do to "portage". They even had to remove the 15hp motor to move the boat. Unless the downpours of 7/23 brought up the lake level ALOT, you'll be better off fishing a different area/lake. Phred52

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Thanks Phred - I guess I'll just have to content myself with Pleasant and then trailer to Woman and/or Ten Mile for alternatives.

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