Hey guys, if you put in at coopers branch, be careful on the straight ramp, I think they extended it, it was closed last week and had to use the dogleg ramp. I was out of there today and must have hit something when loading onto the trailer. My prop has chunks out of it, and the bottom fin (not sure what you call it) has a chunk out of the back.
I was talking to Bigfish earlier and he said he hit a stump today off the end of the Payne (Kellog) ramp. Guys be careful as these ramps open back up remember they are marginal until the lake comes up a little more.
Post by Bob Smith (Porko) on Jan 8, 2008 21:09:44 GMT -1
Both ramps at Coopers were usuable today, but those ramps sure are "flat"! I launched and loaded by myself today and it was fun to say the least. Ended up helping two fine folks load thier pontoon boat this evening also (wind was broadsiding the boat really bad), His motor was dead so it was a three man act to get that boat on the trailer.
Word of caution going into Wilderness Camp/Stamps Creek, Stay to the middle! The hump with stumps, on the right about 300 yards south of the hump (island now) with two poles at the intersection with McCaskey, is just below the water. The stumps are barely above the surface. This has no markings at all! In losw light or with wind waves they are almost invisible.
Going out yesterday morning I saw a couple of rafts of tires drifting right in the middle of the channel between Allatoona Landing and Iron Hill. As the water comes back up there will be lots more of this.
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