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Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28th, 2014


Photo by Stephanie Lape Crowe

Water Temperature: 

is 73 Degrees


Water Level:

The water rose about 6" last week due to the rain, but it is now down about a foot and they are letting quite a bit of water out, so it should realty be at a perfect level next week for the Sand Island Bash!

At the moment, it depends on where you are as to the challenges you may be facing.

The NE end of the lake does not have a lot of beach. But from Sin Claire Point down through Northville is a pretty much perfect mix, You can boat without worrying about hitting too much and there is some pretty nice beach.

Sand Island: The sand point on the Broadalbin side is sticking out, and there is beach all the way around, Again by next week, just in time for the Sand Island bash it should be perfect.

The Trap Islands: Are just starting to come out by Scout Island. It is about knee deep there, so if you want to sit in the water in a lawn chair, you can probably do it and keep your head above water.

Scout Island: has some beautiful sandy spots on the SW side.

The Northampton Sand Bar: is out about half way. There are some deeper spots if you approach by the Northampton Side with a drop off if you have a bigger boat.

Mosquito Bay/Stump Ally: Pontoons ONLY - unless you KNOW exactly what you are doing. ( and even then - be careful!)


Fishing:

Has picked up quite a bit!

Walleye: Great!
Perch: Average
Bass: Average
Northerns: 25" or less in about a foot to 2 feet of water


Tip of the Week:

Mind Your Wake!!!

Have a great week and a Happy Labor Day -  and enjoy the Ring of Fire! There will be Fireworks this Sunday at Sport Island Pub at Dusk! Be safe and we will see you out on the water.


Friday, August 15, 2014

August 16th, 2014

The Lake is down about a foot from our last report, about 6: from last week which is right on track for this time of year. You may need to adjust your docks a bit from the last report.

there is a good amount of sand at sand Island.

The sand bar at Northampton is a good way out now.
Mosquito Bay and Stump Ally have sand in all your favorite spots. Use caution when navigating this area. UNLESS you know it well, large boats should avoid this area now.

It should be a great weekend for Captain Dan's Boat Jam.

The Trap islands by scout  - you can pull in and be in ankle deep water. The SW side of Scout Island has beautiful sand (Just remember you need a permit to use this beach)

Pay attention to the buoys.

Water Temperature 

is 73 Degrees

Fishing:

Is good - they are biting again!
Trout are descent
Walleye are average
Perch are average
Bass have slowed down a bit with the cooler temps

Tip of the Week:

Pull out your canvas and make sure the windows are clear - you may need them this weekend!


Friday, August 1, 2014

August 1st, 2014

Water Level:

Is only down about a foot from our last report.

So your docks should still be O.K. 

There is a bit more beach on Sand island.

The sandbar at Northampton is just starting to come up.

There is about 8' of water in stump ally, so it is still negotiable.

The Brush is up at the trap Islands.

There is a lot more sandy areas at Mosquito Bay.

Water Temperature:

is 73-74 degrees at the surface in Mayfield. (A little warmer by the Dam)

Fishing:

has slowed down a bit

Walleye - people are catching a bunch but 13" - 14" ( just under legal size)

*** The Fishing Federation has raised enough $ through events like their fishing contest and the Walleye challenge to release over 10,000 10" Walleye this October!!

Bass - are holding steady with a bunch of 17"-19" Smallies coming in
Northerns - Are the same 27" - 30" fish coming in in shallow water and weed beds.

Carp - are biting like crazy!

Don't forget the Dam Tie Up
August 9th from 12-5


Tip of the Week:

Its time for the Mid summer cooler clean up! That stuff growing in there is NOT for a science project!