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Creek Kid

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Creek Kid

A group of us hit a different area every year for our annual fishing trip. We are staying on Carlos this year. I went to school in Alex and lived on Geneva and Cowdry the 2 years I was only ever able to do some dock fishing. :-( I'm just wondering how navigable the inlets are. We are interested in fishing Geneva and Darling but do not want to get all excited about a spot on a lake map if we can't get through. What are lake levels like right now? Should we plan to bring push poles or are the cuts pretty decent? We are staying there Sept. 13. Hope the fishing will be good. :-)

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kt

I don't know if the lake levels have dropped much, i haven't been up there for a couple weeks. But when we were up there the channel between geneva and le homme dieu was a close call. Had to take the console windshield off the boat. Most of the channels are pretty easily navigable. I wouldn't think you'd have a problem unless the water is still up high.

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ghotierman

Water has dropped some since the deluge this summer. The toughest connection is between LeHommeDieu and Geneva...by Sept, it should be more easily navigable. The rest of the channels should be no problem. Geneva is a great fall walleye lake, and has some good sized northerns too. Colors should be changing about then too, and it'll be beautiful to just be on the water...


good luck...

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fishinphilth

Is the channel from Le Homme Dieu to Geneva accessible with a 17' Crestliner with a full windshield year round. Granted it might be tough with all the rain that we had this year. But on normal years how is it.

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Skeets

It's going to be tough getting that boat thru there.
I had a tought time getting my Lund Angler thru there. I have a 90" beam width, so that left me with only a few inches on each side. Not very high either, I had to duck down.
It might be easier to re-launch onto Geneva.

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ghotierman

Most years it is accessible....high water this summer locked it up. It's the Geneva road bridge that is problematic, the culvert under hwy 29 is usually passable. the water has dropped considerably from the June torrents. It'll be close, but should be passable...

good luck...

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Creek Kid

Thanks for the info. I need to get into the "Northern State of Mind" - around here
inaccessible = 6" of water, not banging heads on the culvert ceiling! Are the eyes starting up yet? We will probably do some bobber fishing w/suckers too. Hope to check out at least a couple of the lakes on the chain. Since none of our group has any knowledge about fishig any of the lake chain, any info would be greatly appreciated. Hope to get a glimpse of the noerthern lights while we'er up there. I caught some meteor shower action from my roof a couple weeks ago. Just something about being on the water at night that can't be beat though.

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ghotierman

Creek kid...you'll have a great view of Mars from the water as well. Perseid meteor shower is just past peak, I believe. Give a call or stop in when you get up here and we'll get you some detailed chain info.

good luck and good fishing!

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