Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Musky_Madness

Is Miltona a no wake lake currently?

Recommended Posts

Musky_Madness

Is there a no wake in effect lakewide?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pushbutton

Do not believe Miltona is on the list.....for the lakes that are, there is a no wake within 300 ft of shore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleyeman1

The 20 lakes protected include: Lakes Jessie, Burgen, Victoria, Geneva, L’Homme Dieu, Carlos, Darling, Cowdry, Brophy, Latoka, Ida, Mary, Andrew, Maple, Oscar, Rachel, Lobster, Mill, Irene and Red Rock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Musky_Madness

k thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pjwalleye1

Walleyeman1 - thanks - where did you get that list of lakes, as I was up on LeHommeDieu this past week, water higher than I've seen in 25 years and there were 'plenty' of boaters with big wakes tooling around, along with the Douglas County Sheriff out Sat and Sunday - didn't see him pull anyone over because of wakes. The destruction of lakeshore, retaining walls, etc. is incredible. Peace. Out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pushbutton

I found it earlier on the Alexandria Echo Press's website. Only had my cell phone and getting too old to remember all 20 names wink While the ordinance has been passed, the Douglas County is not going to go gangbusters and start issuing tons of tickets, more of a "awareness presence" at this time. They have a fine line to walk between the lakeshore owners and the tourism business. Hopefully the word will get out and some people will use more common sense and slow down when by shore. You can still rip it up and have fun, just do so in the middle of the lake!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mamohr686

I've got a question. If the lakeshore home owners are so concerned about their property, why are half of the docks on the chain underwater? Are people too lazy to raise them up, or do they want them damaged so they can collect an insurance check? I know there are lots of people from out of town that may have not been able to check on the cabin, but seriously I see people walking out and using docks that are 3-5 inches under the water. They've been that way for over 2 weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pushbutton

I am sure laziness is part of it, so is putting it off hoping the water goes down, would think lack of knowledge and equipment to do it as well, and no doubt some poles are already maxed out; also, ironically, some people probably don't want to fork over the money to have a company come out a raise them with so little time left in the season. Pretty sure act of god clauses preclude collecting on insurance.

Not trying to be an apologist for the home owners. When a lot of the native trees, shrubs, grasses are replaced with sod and rip rap, many of the shoreline aquatic weeds have been removed(something that would help buffer the effects of wave erosion), then you add a major rain pattern, the likes of which many have never seen.....there are going to be issues with property on and close to the lakes and rivers. It is kind of like living in the South East and wondering why your beach house got leveled by a hurricane. You can be upset and discouraged, but it is part of the gig living on water.

Regardless, there is plenty of blame to go around, and at this point the blame game really does not do anyone any good. The erosion of the shorelines does not benefit anyone. So hopefully, homeowners will take some steps that help restore a more natural setting, even though that may impact the usability of their property; and hopefully the non homeowners will use some common sense when it comes to how much they disturb the shoreline while enjoying our public waterways.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • lawman
      OK, I may not be the most nimble guy in the outdoor world but for the life of me i can't apply those little yellow plastic bobber stops I bought at the Sports Show this past weekend. I ruined a dozen of them just practicing. Anybody else have the same problem? I know you have to be gently and not crush the little buggers. What am I doing wrong?
    • mrpike1973
      As you know I have the 6 inch K Drill after loosing 3 of the biggest pike iv'e seen this weekend not being able to get them up the hole. I need a bigger auger for pike. I have a 7 inch mora hand auger and ordered a plate. Will this work OK or should I get the 8 inch K-drill the width is 7 1/2 inches. I'm willing to spend the $230 for the 8 inch if recommended. My wrists just can't take the 8 inch K drill or Mora drill only was able to use someone else's for a short bit. Worried the Mora will ruin the drill long term. Thanks
    • Borch
      I've always just used electrical tape.  It stretches and forms to the reel foot and rod handle.  Usually stays secure and sheds water.  I don't switch teelsnoften so taking the tape off is not a big issue for me.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Agreed a buddy of mine uses the little green bands from bait shops for minnow bags very stiff but hold reels on very secure. Personally I don’t like rods that have to have reels taped on just because I like trying new reels with rods and I’m always switching things around.
    • busse3775
      You can get around anywhere on Ottertail. I have been out there the past couple weekends and we currently have 20"+ of ice. It is a little rough and some deeper snow drifts but you shouldn't have a problem. A lot of houses and traffic on the lake. 
    • Wanderer
      Ditto this. ^^^^.  Plus they eventually crack and break.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Mike, the clam bar is going to be your best bet. But I run the troo shine strip lights in my one man flip. There great super bright and have sticky tape on them to connect to a pole. The clam light bar is about same in price maybe a bit more but extremely bright and can be mounted in your poles. I also have the clam sled lights on mine to not as bright but helps light up the ice in front for fishing or the sled or both. Hope that helps 
    • MikeG3Boat
      I am looking for a LED Rope lights to hang in my clam ice house for fishing at night.  I know you can purchase a light bar from clam, but I am thinking there must be a cheaper way.  I am looking for suggestions.  Please provide the brand.  Thanks, Mike
    • Rick G
      The white hockey tape, then black electric tape over.  The hockey tape by itself gets too wet for me. The black electric tape sheds water better than the hockey tape.  After a few yrs of use the black will leave a gunky residue on the rod if used by itself Have also tried the reel bands, not a big fan of them when fighting a big fish.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Masking tape on rod handle then electrical tape reel to rod. Works good!
  • Share & Have Fun