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Ok I hadn't ever put in at Avery until today.I couldn't believe the Timber,used Trolling Motor to get over to the Lake.Then finding the channel,I didn't but some knew it the way they was going through there.

Was watching people come from the ramp,some did ok others got hung up.Going back in I used my Motor was doing good until I got hung up spun the Boat around.

Is this normal for this Lake kissing Transducers Good Bye? I give up on Fish Finder.Scared to open up.

How do you ;learn this Lake without tearing up your Boat if not worse?

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Yep sounds like you're fishing Truman. I fished that lake since it was opened and never broke a transducer until last year, busted two, oh-well schit happens. I don't know how many times I have run my boat up on a stump but never have done any seriuos damage yet! I'm really surprised that there isn't a lot more tore up boats setting around, I do know of a few people that have ripped off lower units and put some bad gashes in the bottom of their boats. One couple from my home town had a tree limb fall straight down into the boat missed 4 people and punched a hole through the floor and also through the fiberglass hull. They weren't far from the boat ramp so ran the boat back with the limb through the bottom of the hull running the bilge pump all the time got her loaded on the trailer pulled the limb out the owner said that was a sight to behold! Guess that it immediately filled the boat with water. They were very thankful that nobody was hurt.

Be carefull and go slow until you know where you are going. Then when the lake drops a foot you get to learn all over.

Richard

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Yep sounds like you're fishing Truman. I fished that lake since it was opened and never broke a transducer until last year, busted two, oh-well schit happens. I don't know how many times I have run my boat up on a stump but never have done any seriuos damage yet! I'm really surprised that there isn't a lot more tore up boats setting around, I do know of a few people that have ripped off lower units and put some bad gashes in the bottom of their boats. One couple from my home town had a tree limb fall straight down into the boat missed 4 people and punched a hole through the floor and also through the fiberglass hull. They weren't far from the boat ramp so ran the boat back with the limb through the bottom of the hull running the bilge pump all the time got her loaded on the trailer pulled the limb out the owner said that was a sight to behold! Guess that it immediately filled the boat with water. They were very thankful that nobody was hurt.

Be carefull and go slow until you know where you are going. Then when the lake drops a foot you get to learn all over.

Richard

This is what I have.It was used on the Missouri river,I'm thinking it's a Tank but just barely feel safe.I got it to use Hunting and Catfishing so alot of Night Boating,during all kinds of weather.

18 foot 52 inch all welded,70 HP,Prop,thought about Jet Drive but from what I've seen this won't help.

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Looks like a great stump jumper, just kidding. Probably the best thing to do is get some really good lake maps that show the river channel. I feel fairly comfortable while I'm in the channel but just as soon as I leave the channel slow way do as in idle speed and trim the back motor up so that if you do hit something with the motor it will tend to raise the back of the boat and slide over the stump. If the boat runs up on a stump just keep going push it on over maybe even goose it a bit you don't want to pull up dead stop on the stump you'll probably cause more damage that way. If in a really bad area or one that I don't know well I'll shut the big motor down and get up front and run the trolling motor on in to where I want keeping a close watch for stumps. They can sneek up on you in a blink of a eye believe me.

A really big problrm on Truman that I see is that it use to be the river channels were well defined by the large trees that lined the original banks. Now most if not almost all of them have broken off just under the waters surface. So if you don't really know the area well you can wonder off the channel and tear up some expensive stuff real guick. You can look across the lake now and it looks like all open water IT ISN'T a good GPS system isn't a bad idea. And wear a life jacket.

Be carefull and good luck!

Richard

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Looks like a great stump jumper, just kidding. Probably the best thing to do is get some really good lake maps that show the river channel. I feel fairly comfortable while I'm in the channel but just as soon as I leave the channel slow way do as in idle speed and trim the back motor up so that if you do hit something with the motor it will tend to raise the back of the boat and slide over the stump. If the boat runs up on a stump just keep going push it on over maybe even goose it a bit you don't want to pull up dead stop on the stump you'll probably cause more damage that way. If in a really bad area or one that I don't know well I'll shut the big motor down and get up front and run the trolling motor on in to where I want keeping a close watch for stumps. They can sneek up on you in a blink of a eye believe me.

A really big problrm on Truman that I see is that it use to be the river channels were well defined by the large trees that lined the original banks. Now most if not almost all of them have broken off just under the waters surface. So if you don't really know the area well you can wonder off the channel and tear up some expensive stuff real guick. You can look across the lake now and it looks like all open water IT ISN'T a good GPS system isn't a bad idea. And wear a life jacket.

Be carefull and good luck!

Richard

I have a Hand Held GPS I can get Lake Maps for $100 figured it would help.Its been good out hunting,as matter fact I'll probly have it with me anyway.

oneshot

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Shaker you are right fish alot where oneshot is talking about. I personally feel better on the old fields or flats As long as you know the tree rows fish the lake about 200 days a year And you are right the lakes is really changing wirh alot of the timber falling, I am more concerned with them big ole leaners in the channel.

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