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CC2MC
01-22-2013, 05:21 PM
I had to make a brief stop by the lake today and while it was beautiful outside, it did depress me a little to see the lake nearly 11' down from full pool. It has never really bothered me that much bc the lake in winter is fun too but this is also the first winter with the MC. I guess I am just a little anxious.

In about another month it will start to rise. I'm sure that there are those that think I am crazy and say why would you not be out on the water when it is 50 deg outside. I will wait for the water to at least get into the high 60s before I get in but I am not much for cold water. Plus the fact that the lake is totally different at winter pool and I do not know it well enough with shallow spots. Not going to risk it. At least I don't have to worry about it thawing out like some of you.http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s461/DoThadoo/23A2496C-BE58-4ED2-9B37-C0B3E2476B8E-138-0000000628E3ED79_zpsa6e5fd28.jpg

GT500 MC
01-22-2013, 05:26 PM
I had to make a brief stop by the lake today and while it was beautiful outside, it did depress me a little to see the lake nearly 11' down from full pool. It has never really bothered me that much bc the lake in winter is fun too but this is also the first winter with the MC. I guess I am just a little anxious.

In about another month it will start to rise. I'm sure that there are those that think I am crazy and say why would you not be out on the water when it is 50 deg outside. I will wait for the water to at least get into the high 60s before I get in but I am not much for cold water. Plus the fact that the lake is totally different at winter pool and I do not know it well enough with shallow spots. Not going to risk it. At least I don't have to worry about it thawing out like some of you.

Probably a smart move. Those boulders and concrete blocks in the lower right side of the pic are simply prop-destroyers (and probably much more).

Jonb1822
01-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Your not crazy. I check the lake levels and temps all the time. The moment the lake is barely warm enough I'll be back out there.

CruisinGA
01-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Winter = duck/deer/turkey hunting at the lake!
Low lake = fourwheeler and dirtbike riding!

Never a bad time to be at the lake. :D

mikeg205
01-22-2013, 05:38 PM
What manages the level - 11' seems horribly low...army corp. manage level of lake? When I take my MC if take my old (really old) Hummingbird Flasher and always scope out new areas that are I have not been in. Granite shoals and reefs always win... :(

ttu
01-22-2013, 05:47 PM
the lake we go to looks about like that. currently 12 ft low and the dock is barly in the water. we are going to need some good spring rain to be able to even get out this upcoming summer.

blakekrone
01-22-2013, 06:08 PM
That's pretty crazy! My lake was 2' high mid summer from floods, now probably 1-2' low with not much snow on the ground.

Looks like a christmas tree sitting there? Probably a good time to take a stroll and find items that had fell into the water and clean up the lake!

CruisinGA
01-22-2013, 06:20 PM
Our lake flucuates 20' annually. Doesn't really change boatable area because the sides are so steep in most places.

2 years ago I found a fiberglass swim platform from an '04 X-30 on the bottom of the lake!
Cleaned it up and sold it for gas money!

CC2MC
01-22-2013, 07:06 PM
This lake level is managed by our power company. Normally winter pool is 480 and it is sitting at 479 and change now. Full pool is 490. The Christmas trees are there for fishing. Actually those were moved out from the rocks in the fore ground. There were more trees put out on the other side of the dock which I will probably end up movin bc it is right where I park the boat. My dad put them out probably not thinking. Oh well. I stay away from those rocks completely, so they are a non issue. I know the water very well at full pool so any shallow spots are avoided. I just installed my depth finder as well so that should help me in the spots I don't know as well.

TN X-45
01-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Went out to the boat on the lift yesterday to "check on the boat" and found a couple inches of water in the bilge. MCOCD kicked in. Oh, got to make engine noises when we were there! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/26/u8yburej.jpg

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musicmd
01-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Our Wisconsin winters are equally depressing. I check the lakes every day, to see whether or not you can still walk across them. I can hardly wait until the time when I can pull the "new" X-10 out of storage. I bought it in early October 2012 and only had it on the lake twice last year. I'm really anxious to get to know it better in 2013.

January is always a depressing month - - - both the boat and the motorcycle sit quietly, Battery Tenders in place . . .

JDC
01-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Went out to the boat on the lift yesterday to "check on the boat" and found a couple inches of water in the bilge. MCOCD kicked in. Oh, got to make engine noises when we were there! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/26/u8yburej.jpg

Sent from my Galaxy S3 on TapatalkLove the picture. :)

milkmania
01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
years ago I sent a letter to local game and fish commission asking if I could "trim" some of the trees
while the lake was at low level..... according to their letter, it wasn't a good idea for me to do such a thing.

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Tristarboarder
01-26-2013, 12:13 PM
Stumps like those, hmmm, safety hazard...or maybe a fire hazard? :). Grab yourself a chainsaw on a Sunday mornin' and go to town. Then, you have firewood to "keep your family" warm! I'd be on that in a second.....What's the worse thing that could happen? A fine?

501s
01-26-2013, 02:05 PM
What value could those trees possibly hold? Maybe for fish habitat? I'd wanna cut them down when the water was low too....

KahunaCraft
01-26-2013, 02:38 PM
http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/article/385

Somebody makes money in that industry...

milkmania
01-26-2013, 03:45 PM
What value could those trees possibly hold? Maybe for fish habitat? I'd wanna cut them down when the water was low too....

yeah, fish habitat:(
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission didn't give 2 cents about my prop, even though I explained nicely that cutting them 2 or 3 feet lower would prevent fallen skier injury or prop damage.
I switched email accounts since then, but I remember a holier than thou attitude:(

milkmania
01-26-2013, 03:47 PM
http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/article/385

Somebody makes money in that industry...


you danged right they do:uglyhamme

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