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Public Landings on opener


Remington

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We are thinking of going out for the midnight bite. If we do we will probably launch on the South side somewhere. Just thought i'd ask if anybody knows how busy the public landings get on Friday evening before opener compared to the Saturday morning crowd. I have never gone out there at that time, but have done the Saturday morning crowd thing.

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I would not use a public landing I will gladly pay a resort the 8 or 10 bucks. I am through with the public landings if it is windy. It always seems that the wind will pick up. Most resorts are protected from the wind and it really makes a difference. Good Luck Saturday

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I agree with huntfish. We got caught by the wind at the public in Garrison and there was forty boats bouncing around the docks and rocks. Saw lots of damage. Never again!

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the public access by onamia is pretty nice... out of wind for the most part. never had a problem there, (except when i locked my keys in the car.. while my car/trailer were backed in loading the boat. at 10pm .. during the night ban.. on a sat night... didnt need that window anyway.. hehe)...uncertain on the traffic at midnight though... my beer goggles have prevented me from fishing at that time.. laugh.gif

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Thanks for the good information. That is why I enjoy this site so much. Everybody who hasn't done something and wants to know more can usually ask and get good information. Any suggestions on which private launches to use?

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I also have seen 40 or so boats bouncing around in a nasty storm at the Garrison Public landing, wasn't fun at all, 2 big vans (rwd) got stuck trying to get there boats out to top it off! Took about 2 hrs of some serious boat control and manuevering before I was able to trailer my boat. Pretty scary, I will gladly pay a resort for the convienience of there harbor.

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I get a seson pass at a resort. Never any worries. It took me a few nasty storms before I got smart. I can tie up and go in for a burger while the storms blow over.

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Garrison creek marina has a nice launch and boat harbor.

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A season pass costs around $100. I typically launch around 35 days a year so the cost is pretty small.

The access by the casino has a small protected docking area. Maybe room for a few boats. If it's busy durring a storm you may have to ride it out in the main lake.

There is also a protected ramp in Isle in the Thaines River. Room for many boats in there.

The ramp in Cove bay in protected from the main lake also.

The toughest ramps are Garrison(north and south), Cedar Creek, Malmo, and Wealthwood.

Good luck on opener smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

Jeff S

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Jeff is right on with the ramp advise/info. Don't expect to fit more than a couple boats in the Sha bosh landing if it gets nasty and is all rocks under most of these public accesses.

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