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Nukem531

Just checking if anyone has information on the water levels between Little Sand and Sand Lake. Is the channel passable for a 17 1/2 foot Crestliner deep V. Had a little trouble last year in June and August, just wanting to know is the water level is up after the lst few rain showers.

Also checking on how the fishing has been in Sand. I am taking my family up to the Anchor Inn on the 5th and hoping to have some luck.

Good Luck to all.

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Tebassco

The water level is not much different than your lasta trip. We need a lot of rain to get the water back up. Good Luck!

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willowcat

I just got back from there. the gut gets as shallow as 1.6' at the opening on the little sand side. if going into little Sand, keep to the left of the bouy. If comming off of Little Sand, keep to the rite. You can make it through, go slow. Check out thoes big suckers in there, some of them must be 2' long.

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Nukem531

Thanks alot for the information. Got back on the 13th. Fishing for crappies was pretty good got 34 for the week. Only caught about 18 walleye but the quality was there. Of course the northerns were crazy, creel count was 281 for the week. Weeds were really starting bad and the water was just deep enough. Thanks again and have a great season.

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