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Story on new public launch

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Fox 9 news is going to have a story about the new DNR boat launch being built on the east side of the lake, it will air thurs. A friend has asked me for some info and mille lacs pics so maybe i will be a star. grin.gif

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is this the story about the ray's boat dock debacle??? or is the a different story??? if it is about ray's, that property is on the north end of the lake. the story should be on thursday evening on ch 9. ch 5 is supposed to be up here today doing a similar story. there is a very long posting on the mille lacs forum on another web site if anybody hasn't seen any info on this ordeal and wants to read up on it before the news story airs. there is a story in the mille lacs messenger about the dnr looking into buying the scenic bay resort in isle. they are asking $840,000 for that property. i think that amount of money would fix up a few of the existing accesses that are in need of repair/dredging.............tom fellegy

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Tom,

You are right, 9pm on the Channel 9 news there will be a story on the Boat landing. It's worth the time so we can see where our tax dollars and license dollars are going.

Thanks!

Gregg Maloney

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If it's about the east side then it will about the liberty beach public access. Liberty beach was sold about two years ago and when the owners sold the sold the harbor to the dnr.

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from my understanding the story will focus on the Poor choice in the liberty beach access, i guess it is shallow and unprotected. i have only seen it in the winter so i don;t really know how poor of a site it is. but i totally agree with the idea of fixing up the ones they have. heck wealthwood is basically worthless, why not make a channel, and malmo isn't much better, and the casino access has more huge potholes than any access around. confused.gif

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I know first hand about the Casino access and potholes. We turned of the highway and were going toward the landing and the boat trailer hit a pothole. It sent that sucker(1750 fish Hawk) a good foot in the air came crashign down and broke the wheel cover right of the trailer.

SO yea I think they should improve alot of the access. The access in Isle will be useless by mid-summer if they don't start dredging it

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Launching a boat at the "casino" access is easy, that's if the tiny harbor isn't full of boats. The big problem there is even in a normal water year it's a max of 3 feet deep for 100 yards into the lake. The access by McQuoid's will be real shallow this year too. Then there's the Big Point access where if there's a 2 mph west breeze it slames your boat into the dock or trailer.

DNR Trails and Waterways really needs to build harbors on Mille Lacs so people can safely load and unload boats.

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How is the casino access? Is the low water level going to ding some props going out that 100 yards thru the 3' gauntlet?

Haven't been there in a couple years...but it was shallow then.

Will the bigger deep v's get in and out?

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I think Ch.9 did a good job on that story i can't believe they would waste a half milllion on another shallow worthless launch. I got some brief airtime i was the guy holding all the fish in the pics at the beginning of the story. i just wonder what they wil do with that site, i sure hope they dredge a channel. confused.gif

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KSTP (5) will have this story tonight.

Does anyone know if the money for this project comes from the general fund? If it does.... more than just us fishing folks should be PO'd.

Nick

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It's a good thought but terrible planning. I've never fished mille lacs, but i've been on winnie a ton, and it's pretty similar. There's only one access site i know of on winnie (the deer river access) that's always calm, but that launch is plenty deep. I saw the story last night, and couldn't they just solve the problem w/ some dredging?

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They could dredge but they would have to go 100 yards into the lake then do it once a month. The wave action will fill in any channel that is dredged.

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