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I've studied the maps on this site. Helpful. Thanks. We typically fish up to fall creek in my 18ft fish/ski. Please advise how to "run" up to the dam, or at least further than fall creek safely. How many units should be running? What features should I be looking for? Thanks for your advice to our safety.

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I've studied the maps on this site. Helpful. Thanks. We typically fish up to fall creek in my 18ft fish/ski. Please advise how to "run" up to the dam, or at least further than fall creek safely. How many units should be running? What features should I be looking for? Thanks for your advice to our safety.

I'd want two or more units running probably.

get yourself a topo map and follow the channel.

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Don't think a topo map will help, if there's such a thing for Taney.

2 units. Up the middle. Less than, I'll have to draw you something.

It's all subject to depth and that varies due to generation. In another words, it'd be extremely hard to be 100% descriptive in this post as to when to try to go above, say, lookout, then rebar. Those are the 2 biggies.

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I don't think you should watch the # of units running as this is very deceiving. Rather look at the lake level!

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You can make this run if the lake is at 704-705 feet. Under 704 I would not try. It's possible but only if you REALLY know where the rocks are and where to run through at Rebar.

At Rebar, stay just to the right at the root wad or stump, cutting it back to the right as soon as you're past it to the middle of the lake. If you go to the left, you'll never cut back fast enough to miss the shoal.

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Over 705 feet - pretty much down the middle. If it's 705.6 feet, you'd probably feel safer taking the safe line. It's up to you. But 705 to me is the magic number.

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Below 704 feet, you can run to the boat ramp for sure, just watch the shallow shoal at Lookout Island. You'll see the shoals by the riffle it makes coming off the top/north side of the island. Stay to the right but not too far. Then ease back to the middle.

At the top of the Trophy Run, you should see the "V" in the channel to the right. Stay in the middle of the V.

Above the boat ramp about 200 feet, the lake get shallow again. At 703.5, you could stay on plane and get to the Big Hole but avoid the rocks on the left side. The first rocks are closer to the middle than the left side though. You should see the water breaks off them. If you're uncomfortable, don't go past the ramp.

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