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Better get your boats off your boat lifts


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With the low water it's hard now and many are having problems getting their boats off lifts. I have never in 16 years put my boat in storage this early but did today. I was at Hoots Marine getting supplies yesterday and they told me it is happening on all the lakes around. I'm usually the last one off and the first one on but darn the water is way to low.

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Not what I wanted to read, given we are heading up next week for 7 days. Last I heard the south public access was quote "shallow but usable" Where there is a will there is a way...

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Quote:
Where there is a will there is a way...

Hope you have 4wd with oversize tires. smile

I havent seen water levels this low in the area in,,,,,, I am not sure....

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We took our lift, dock, and boat out of the water on Rush the week before Labor Day. Too shallow to use and no rain in sight, so we took it out.

Rain is needed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary B.

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ottertail is fine over at rivera. I'm sure the river is ok too but that walker lake someone asked about. You better have a canoe cause it was sand when i drove by it saturday.

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We do have 4wd but stock tires and not over sized. I have been looking so forward to this fall trip, I will simply remain hopeful and think positive...which means I am not adverse to hiring out a big f150 or Ram with balloon tires...sad to hear Walker lake access is sand...it is a nice little lake and the kids really love the pannie action and we were really hoping to get on it for a day or so, and rain doesn't appear to be in the immediate forecast

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Yes, the Rivera landing is really deep because of people power loading. My point was around the shore it's getting really shallow and it's getting hard to get boats of lifts. Some shores are deeper than others but it's the middle of September and we don't usually have this low of water at this time.

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I 100% agree. Only one of the two sides on Rivera is deep enough to be comfortable. Someone had a Cinder block right behind the west side but I believe someone removed it. I wouldn't want to have a boat on a lift right now as I've heard stories like your saying on how fun it is not.

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WOW! Never in 20 years have I seen the lake with such a low water level! You guys were not exaggerating at all. I am anxious to get out tomorrow.

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Anyone know how the Rivera and the Pelican bay access on ottertail are looking. They were getting shallow the last time we were up over Labor day. Coming up for the last weekend of september,

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Cad,

Rivera worked for us Thursday fine, and I saw many putting in at the access down by the south end where the bridge is out. Water level seems to be dropping a bit each day though. Fishing's been fairly good too.

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I remember when you had to walk out across 50-100 yards (yes, YARDS) of sand to get to your boat lift. This was before the ATV craze and alot of people used lawn tractors and a trailer to get their gear back and forth. Hopefully we wont see water that low again.

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  • 3 weeks later...

how deep and any size? I was just asking if they were hitting on OT. I was on another lake this week and did well, but would like to try Ottertail again. I want to find some 17-20.

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Sorry for the delay! I hope you got out and caught some fish.

We were getting small ones in 50-70 feet. A couple a bit bigger in 30-50. Sucker minnows (couldn't find any redtails).

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Why do you feel the need to fish that deep? You know what happens to those fish after you release them right? or are you keeping all of the fish that you catch in that deeper water? Plenty of fish to be had in less than 15ft this time of year.

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