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Rivernut

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Wondering how to get on the lake. Heading out there tomorrow, and just wondering about options of getting on the lake. Thanks

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People drive on off of sunset point, people also drive in off of hwy 8 in Center city.. and can also access the lake via the boat landing off of 285 st.

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Thanks Dietz, never been on it before. Thanks again.

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Hey, not a problem... Glad I was able to help.. Best of luck!

Its a good body of water, has just about anything a person would want.. points, rocks, deep water(deepest in the area.. 107 feet), plenty of shallow water too that holds fish.. Crappies, sunfish, walleye, pike..

The lake does have some pretty hard fishing pressure in some areas... but there is much of the lake which is untouched as well.

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Wondering how thick the ice is on So.Center.Always a little reluctant to drive the full size diesel on the ice.

Thanks,Walligator

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 Originally Posted By: walligator
Wondering how thick the ice is on So.Center.Always a little reluctant to drive the full size diesel on the ice.

Thanks,Walligator

I wouldn't worry about it. Was out there friday and there was 23"+ of good ice.

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