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vermilionfox

I may be a little premature here, but I'll ask anyway. Last year when I stayed on the west end of the lake, I launched my pontoon at the public launch at the end of Norwegian Bay with no problems. Now I'm a little concerned with water levels. This launch is in a shallow bay. Does anyone else have any insight on the other public launches on the Cook end of the lake? I'm looking for info on depths. Just general information, I understand that specifics are really not available at the moment. Thanks for you input!

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heartattack22

Vermilion fox. That ramp will be in tough shape as far as water depths go. I'll let you know conditions once I head up there crappie fishing.

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vermilionfox

Thanks heartattack I appreciate it.

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Johnny_Namakan

There's the public landing right next door to my mom's resort in Head-o-lake bay. It is very shallow as well, and we had numerous people pull their boats out at our resort due to it being slightly deeper. However, this past Fall it was even a treat trying to get boats out at our place. So it's not looking good at all. We need rain, big time!!! Saturday night and Sunday we are supposed to get some good rain, but to be honest we need two weeks worth of daily rain to get us anywhere near what we need. IF you can't find a public landing that'll work for you, try some of the resorts. We only charge $5 to launch, but we don't have a lot of room to park vehicles and trailers so we don't advertise a launching service. But if worse comes to worse we will try to help people out however we can.

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vermilionfox

Thanks for the info Johnny. I'll be staying at Life of Riley. The ramp there is pretty much impossible to maneuver with a trailer the size of mine.

Is the public landing you're referring to the one next to The Landing?

As it gets closer, I may be looking for more info about resort launching from you.

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delcecchi

The launch just east of the campground in wakemup narrows has the deepest water of any on the west end, so far as I'm aware.

And it would be relatively convenient to norwegian bay. Or maybe Timbucktu in oak narrows. Less convenient fer sure.

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SkunkedAgain

The public ramp in Head-o-Lakes he was referring to is the one at The Landing. As of late fall, they had to move the dock to the south side of the water. You also had to drive down into the water to pull in/pull out.

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vermilionfox

Thanks for the info Del. I was wondering about the ramp near the narrows. I had read about it on the DNR site but never used it. It would not be too bad a trip to Norwegian.

SkunkedAgain, thanks. I thought that was the ramp. I don't have 4WD on my van so I'd like to avoid having to drive in the water.

All in all I guess I'll have to wait to see what rain the spring brings!

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delcecchi

Actually, after checking the map, there are two public accesses. One in across from Ludlow's Island, next to Polly's and the other is near the campground. From the map it isn't obvious which is going to have more water. (Lakemaster on my laptop)

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shamrock7

Worse case senerio, I can take your pontoon off with the forklift and set it into the water. Hope we get enough rain to straighten out this lake but.....doesn't look too encouraging.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Raining this morning and it is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow! Sure hope so!

Cliff

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garytheguide

the launch at petersons landing next to the campground is the place for you fox....one of the best launches on the lake....give me a call and i will come help you throw that rig in....regardless that will be where you want to be

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vermilionfox

Thanks for all the help and info guys. I really do appreciate it!

I'll keep all this in mind, and will re-visit as the time gets closer.

Randy, Gary, and all thanks again!!

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vermilionfox

Hi Guys!

Just wanted to resurrect this thread. How's the water level looking? I'll be up Saturday, and was wondering about launching my pontoon.

I had heard that a couple of pontoons were launched at the Norwegian Bay public access off of bunk trailers.

Does anyone have any advice?

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Ranckenstuff

Water's comin Up!

It's a couple inches below normal or getting close to normal levels.

The front corner of our dock is under water on normal years, and its almost under smirk.gif

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