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RawHog

Wing Dam Navigation

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RawHog

I consider myself to have zer0 knowledge about river boating blush , I have never done so. I want to try to fish the Mississippi and St Croix this weekend, possibly near Prescott/ Hastings. I have the latest Lakemaster version/edition 3, will this be of any great use on the rivers? or do they change too much? I am mainly concerned about noticing and navigating through wingdams. I'm really not looking for fishing tips, I rather just want advice in order to avoid damaging my lowerunit/boat. How do I recognize wingdams? how common are wingdams? And is it really that easy to just look for the fast water and go straight through?

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the dnr releases a metro rivers guide that has all the wingdams in the metro area marked for the st. croix, mississippi, and minnesota rivers. there is another one for the mississippi to the iowa border.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/boatwater/guides.html

the best way to avoid wingdams? other than know where they are, I'd try to stick to the middle of the river as much as you can.

sometimes you can see wingdams sticking out a little bit from shore or rocks piled up from the bank running into shore and know to avoid that area. sometimes you'll see buoy floating around on the end of the windam, but it seems pretty rare.

Sometimes when water hits and passes over the wingdam the current does some weird stuff and you can see that the water's surface looks strange from a ways away.

sometimes you see nothing, or you don't see the current act funny until it's too late.

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