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red ranger
07-06-2011, 12:43 PM
I know i have been watching the water level a truman for a long time and it has been a while since it's been this low... when was the last time it was this low??? If you launch at sparrowfoot and go up to otter will the rail tracks be above water yet??? my gps chip does not show that end of the lake... thanks

beagle man
07-06-2011, 01:11 PM
65381

old fuzzy
07-06-2011, 01:30 PM
For sure not an area for the faint of heart,,,, :)

Jigging15
07-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Beagle what map is that? Is it your HDS lake insight? Similar to what mine looks like but may be a little differant. I ran that strech of water last week staying in what my lake insight said was the channel. When going back from the Otter area heading north towards Strawberry which is on the right as you turn to the West towards the tracks I happened to look down and about arms reach from my side of the boat was a tree about the size of a softball sticking out of the water about 3". Pretty scary for sure. Can't wait to see the LakeMaster chip to see if it is better than my Lake insight in my HDS. Be careful for sure if running that area. When in question get off plane and idle. Much cheaper that way. I will not be running it again unless the lake is 2-3 ft high or higher. Or will be following someone else that can run it with this low of water. With the trail I laid last week I now feel confident in running it at above normal pool or a ft or so high. The one stump was scary but should be fine if the lake is a couple ft high.

mduncan62
07-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Deepwater.

Jigging15
07-06-2011, 01:45 PM
Deepwater.

The only deepwater up there is the town and the name of the creek. Man it is shallow water area for sure. It can be rewarding but could also get real expensive if you don't know where you are going.

mduncan62
07-06-2011, 01:53 PM
Cooper Creek is right there, I have long thought that ramp is named deepwater, or I've always called it Deepwater.

Jigging15
07-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Dang I don't have anything smart to say about Cooper creek. May try rigging down the middle of the other creek tomorrow if the weather holds and I can get the boat in the creek.

olesilverside
07-06-2011, 02:00 PM
Red Ranger just to get your lake info off on the right foot, sparrowfoot up to otter creek is wrong, otter creek is down from sparrowfoot, simple math, everything is considered going down if you are headed toward the dam...... and sparrowfoot to otter you are headed to the dam.... lots of folks mis-inturp this.......... don't want you getting lost on my watch......... If you want to learn some great spots to fish now is the time to spend a day checking out the lake with it low by a foot..... I know my gps went from 46 waypoints to 180 on some natural made stuff I never knew was there....... going out again this week and load up a few more...... not often we get the chance to see it this low....I found a 150' long stump row on the osage the other day and never knew it was there, it runs from zip out to 13' fow, add 6" of water and it is gone, and it was holding good fish.......finding lots of submerged cedar trees and stump fields....... may have to get another gps..... this one only holds 500........best gas money I have ever spent........

beagle man
07-06-2011, 07:19 PM
Jarod that is an old fishing hot spots map, it's is pretty good, shows a bunch west of 13 highway also.

red ranger
07-07-2011, 12:11 AM
well thanks you guys, thats why i like this board so much you guys and gals are always willing to give your thoughts on questions that are thrown out there. I don't go much during the summer months but i think i will try it sat just to see the low water.... O K so where to launch to learn the most in one day????? long shoal,tightwad, sparrowfoot????? what do ya think...

Jigging15
07-07-2011, 06:04 AM
Bucksaw and head up river. Take your time and look around and if you have GPS mark some waypoints on the stuff that lools dangerous and the stuff that looks like it would hold fish. Have a great time. I was going to give it a try this morning until I seen the whole state of Kansas is a thunderstorm heading our way.

springhillwantabe
07-07-2011, 08:30 AM
Red Ranger just to get your lake info off on the right foot, sparrowfoot up to otter creek is wrong, otter creek is down from sparrowfoot, simple math, everything is considered going down if you are headed toward the dam...... and sparrowfoot to otter you are headed to the dam.... lots of folks mis-inturp this.......... don't want you getting lost on my watch......... If you want to learn some great spots to fish now is the time to spend a day checking out the lake with it low by a foot..... I know my gps went from 46 waypoints to 180 on some natural made stuff I never knew was there....... going out again this week and load up a few more...... not often we get the chance to see it this low....I found a 150' long stump row on the osage the other day and never knew it was there, it runs from zip out to 13' fow, add 6" of water and it is gone, and it was holding good fish.......finding lots of submerged cedar trees and stump fields....... may have to get another gps..... this one only holds 500........best gas money I have ever spent........oss you the man willing to share big time info on the new spots willin to share some great info and did not have to give up a single spot thanks for sharin

red ranger
07-07-2011, 10:18 AM
well after some thought i think i will head to bucksaw, monty my gps holds 1000 and a sim card so i can go nuts driving around. pack a cooler of drinks and some other stuff add 3 dozen minners and 38 gall of fuel, should last the day,, i think... hope the rain does't raise it to much but it is raining hard right now.... Monty i have a new idea for some crappie beds, when i get it made i will post some pic and get your feed back.. Thank you all for the help..

Jigging Tournaments
07-09-2011, 11:32 AM
Pretty cool seeing it this low!

pvchief1
07-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Looking forward to next Sat. so I can see it for myself.