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sandman469ss

Access info for Grindstone lake

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sandman469ss

I posted on the trout forum, but I haven't got any response, so I thought maybe this would be the next best place.

I'm looking for info on whether the access at Grindstone is big enough to get a Ranger 620 out of or not. I want to try the lake for the opener, but haven't ever been there, so any info would be great.

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fishfearme

Unless we get a bunch of rain, there is no way you will be able to float your boat off the trailer. I'm planning on using my duck boat out there this summer.

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sandman469ss

Do you know how deep the access is right now?

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Skeets

The boat ramp in on a small, very shallow, very narrow channel that leads into the lake.

You will have a tough time loading and unloading a boat of that size.

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sandman469ss

I appreciate the info.

What kind of dimensions & depth are you guys talking.

I have got out and pushed this thing through a channel about 9 feet wide and only about 1 1/2 - 2 feet deep on the river. I was sweatin when I got in there, but I just wanted to fish it that bad. I've also had to get out and push it over the sandbar up on Upper Red before. If it's about just below the knee deep, I can get er in there. My bigger concern would be how much room I have to get it off the trailer. I have a few places I go where I have to back the truck a fair distance into the lake past the front bumper, and the undercarriage doesn't seem to mind getting a bath. grin.gif

Then another question would be, is the Laker fishing worth the effort?

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Skeets

When I was there last summer, the channel was 2-3'deep max.

I was launching a small boat, so access was not an issue.

The Lake trout fishing for me was tough.

The water drops off VERY fast into VERY deep water.

If you have downriggers, use them to reach these fish and cover water.

It is a very scenic, one of a kind lake.

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sandman469ss

Thanks Skeets.

Given your comments, I've opted to do URL for the opener. I may have to leave early Sunday though and check out the access and see if I can get in or not. One of my main reasons for going was to have a small lake to try out the new riggers and make sure everything was up to snuff before I do superior again. Superior without DRs, blows.

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sandman469ss

Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I did hit grindstone on my way back from URL on Sunday. There was plenty of water to get that Ranger out there. Like I said, they float in very little. It did take about 3 times of hitting the brakes to get it off the trailer though.

Too bad the fish didn't bite. was marking the thermocline at about 20-22ft, along with alot of fish, but had no takers.

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