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water depth - landings

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want to fish the south end on saturday morning 9/29. Anybody have ideas where to put in on south or east sides. Would rather pay extra to be able to park and not run a ground- 18' alumacraft with 150hp

i do have a state park sticker- father hennepin?

new landing on east side looks nice but shallow and maybe too crowded, any thoughts

thanks

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Hunter's, Macs Twin Bay, and the Wharf, all are pay, but are a good launch, and your tuck will be safe.

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We launched an 18' Lund at both Hunters Point & Macs with no problems. Both were $10.... cheap insurance knowing you're not going to nail some rocks. Good luck.

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Macs is realitively safe, and close to where u are going.

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Yeah, the public launches on the west side are just downright shallow and dangerous!! The ol Ranger had a hard time at some of the launches last weekend!

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What are the best options then for a guy wanting to put in on the west side? Public or pay - either is fine. How's the Garrison landing? How's Casino? If water levels are low I'm sure that one's really bad.

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Just wondering if the lake level has come up at all with the rain....looks like that area has been getting rain lately....just wondering....

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It's up about 5 inches from it's lowest point a month ago, but only a few inches from the level in August.

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I'm lookin to launch my 620 but have had troubles with past launches as far as depth. I've heard to stay away from other launches cause of problems (theft, break-ins). Launched from Red Door & Malmo? on the north side. My question is places like Eddy's or Macs Twin Bay launches near the south end, are there drop boxes there if I want to launch late night? I don't suppose there is an attendent on duty at 11:00 at night? Also, how is the security at these launches? thanks in advance...

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Went out of south end 2 weeks ago with 18' alumacraft with 150hp and looked at father hennepin but was too shallow to launch. stopped at a small resort just out of isle and was too shallow also. Ended up at walleye dundees and barely made it out. It might be ok with smaller boats. Beware of large pot holes at landing, it makes pulling out a real pain. Landing is uneven.

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Esox,

You can put in at Hunters Point Resort. Deeper protected launch and you can pay the access fee in the bar.

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i put in at eddys last saturday, no problems. ill be up again tomorrow, hope to be fishing around 3. cant wait to try an ultra-lite spring crappie rod for perch. hope they are still biting. as soon as its dark enough, it'll be trolling... dont know how late, but i'll write a report when i get home.

good luck.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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