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Boy River/Leech Lake question

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Question for you all. I have a friend that is looking at buying some land on Boy Lake, and he's wondering if the Boy River is navigable into Leech from Boy Lake during a typical summer. I've never been there, so I can't answer his question for him, but I thought there might be a helpful soul out there that knows the answer. He's got an 18' runabout style boat....any dams, shallow areas, etc?

Thanks for the input.

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It would be very tough to navigate. Weedy, shallow, long distance, etc. Early in the season it is probably possible, but, more of an adventure than a transportation route. MUCH easier to put your boat on a trailer and launch at Leech. My two cents.

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I agree with AJ, your buddy is better off keeping the boat on the trailer. There's spots on the boy river where you can jump across...also places you can walk across without getting your knees wet...gets pretty choked with weeds as well.

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Ya it's pretty locked up with weeds...Canoe probly not a problem I'll be trying that myself this summer

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PikeHook, have you canoe'd there before? I fished from shore at the hwy 200 bridge (which looks to be a canoe launch)...I seen lot's of bass and had a couple pike follows. Was wondering how the fishing in the river is?

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Ya I fish there a bit...seems to be popular to canoe from there to leech...I don't get canoeing without fishing but whatever...It's ok fishing northerns(hammerhandles)and bass....lots of action though

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It would be much easier to put in at Battle Point Public access,

Its a double wide w. a dock, the river is full of rice and must be run at high speed, odds are if you hit a log or weed the prop up, you will be there awhile. Its 12 miles by water. Lots of gas and the odds are you will probably not even fish Boy Bay, most of the good fishing is right in Boy Lakeor Portage bay of Leech, at least it used to be. You can private message for any info, be glad to give it up, I've slayed enough up there in my life time, just too far at 3.00 gallon with no place to stay.

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