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Offline Grandpa Jim

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Water Levels
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:08:59 am »
Any first hand input on current water levels around the Bay??
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Offline dardevle

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 07:15:01 am »
I was hoping for the best fishing the opener ( MAY 1ST ) but with 4 days of south east winds hard to be sure.
It looks down about 12" from last fall.

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 05:38:00 pm »
Should know later this week. The plan is to have the boat in the water for next weekend. Have not been up to the marina since the dredging was completed. I am hoping the jump from the dock down into the boat is not too far. Boarding step???


Offline scorcerer

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 08:02:49 pm »
Launched in Midland today, only one ramp is really usable.  Went to Waub. and saw rocks and land I had never seen before.  The water is the lowest I have ever seen it.

Offline The Kayaker

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 08:07:18 pm »
I would guess the level to be down at least 8 inches...
I was in Waub most of the weekend and didn't do too well at all.

I couldn't land a fish. I think my hooks were bendin gopen and then returning to their original state. Spinner bait was what they liked but couldn't get it to stick.

Offline Fuzzy Old Worm

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 09:37:56 am »
The Eye's were tough this weekend. They are still in the river and haven't puit on the feed bag yet. The water level is brutal, so much change in depths that area's that were productive are just to shallow now.  I think after this warm weather this week they should start to move. I will let you know...I am going out next Saturday again and hope to have some good results to post.


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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 05:52:28 pm »
I was everywhere from Honey Harbor to well north of Parry Sound and it was disheartening to see so many dry bays. My guess is the water is down 12 to 15 inches using the rock marks as a gauge.

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Re: Water Levels
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 08:26:23 am »
i live on the water across from Marygrove Camp and Gin Rocks

wind can create a 2 foot swing so need to wait for a calm period....but i agree that the water is down about 12" from same time last year