August 25th, 2016

Water Temperature:

76 Degrees (by Scout Island)

Water Level:

is a little more than a foot lower than the last lake report.

Pretty much all the “GOTCHA’S” are visible at this point. But pay attention to your navigation buoys!!! 

There is still 8 feet of water in the channel between Scout and Griffis Road.

All other channels within the green and red buoys have 20 feet plus.

Just keep in mind (when going to restaurants and marinas) that the courtesy docks closest to the shore may not have that much water underneath them.

All of Lakeside’s courtesy docks still have plenty of water at this point (MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CHANNEL MARKERS GOING INTO THE BAY). I-Go, Captain Nauti’s, Lanzi’s & Sport Island have a ton of water. Nothing to worry about with getting in and out of their docks.

At Wally’s use the left side courtesy docks. The right side MAY have only 2 feet of water right now. (WHEN ENTERING WALLY”S BAY STAY CLOSER TO HOG ISLAND AND GO STRAIGHT IN. DON’T TURN TOWARDS THE DOCKS UNTIL YOU ARE PAST THE COURTESY DOCK.)In other words stay in the middle left of the bay while approaching. Too far to the right and you WILL be in the dirt!

There will be plenty of beach for the Ring-of-Fire, so that should be GREAT this year! Hold your horses that is NEXT WEEK!

Keep in mind, the lake may seem low – BUT – it is at its historical AVERAGE for this time of year!!! Big Round of Applause for HRBRRD for keeping the level up as high as they did during a drought situation (remember winter?)!!!


Has picked up quite a bit!

Walleye & Rainbow have picked up a lot

Browns should start picking up soon

Bass and Perch are steady

Northerns ….. well we will see them later

Tip of the Week:

Don’t jump in the water with a check in your pocket. They just don’t hold up as well as cash when wet!