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Old 08-11-2018, 08:26 AM
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Default Center Hill Dam, Below Dam, Camp Site Ramp

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I have never put my 16ft lund in the candy, esp at low water.
Can I get it in on the camp ground side or is that treacherous?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2018, 08:43 AM
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I think the water is deep enough on that side. My only concern would be how far down the actual boat ramp ends. We dropped off the end of the ramp below Cheatham dam one night and it was not fun.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:40 AM
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That is my fear as well.
Another guy warned me of the same issue.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:46 AM
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I have a 17.5 ft stratos I take down there and launch at that ramp and I only go when they are generating because as soon as they stop the water drops very fast and I made the mistake one time of fishing to long after they quit and barely got my boat back on the trailer. The other ramp is really only good for small craft ie canoes, kayaks and small John boats as it's a very shallow ramp. I've never fished down there with the sluice going is it to rough to fish from a boat down there?
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I have a 17.5 ft stratos I take down there and launch at that ramp and I only go when they are generating because as soon as they stop the water drops very fast and I made the mistake one time of fishing to long after they quit and barely got my boat back on the trailer. The other ramp is really only good for small craft ie canoes, kayaks and small John boats as it's a very shallow ramp. I've never fished down there with the sluice going is it to rough to fish from a boat down there?


I wouldn’t go around the dam when they’re sluicing and generating. Too dangerous even for a bigger boat IMO


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Question:



I have never put my 16ft lund in the candy, esp at low water.

Can I get it in on the camp ground side or is that treacherous?



Any advice would be appreciated.



Thanks


I’ve done both sides on low water with my 14ft Jon boat. Both sides are tough but honestly I prefer the other side. I have a 4x4 pickup though so I can get in the water a good ways.


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Old 08-12-2018, 12:25 PM
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When I was guiding I launched my 23 foot Bay Boat from the Campground side ramp. But only when generation was present. I think you would save yourself a lot of headaches by not launching with no generation except maybe a John Boat and then some dragging will occur ... Also generation schedules are important if returning to that ramp and not trailering out at Happy Hollow or Betty's Island, via Joel's shuttle . .... <'TK><

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:52 PM
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I put a 17 foot stratos in on the campground side with only 250cfs sluice and have no issues with unloading or loading the boat. And no issue getting to the pond to fish.
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Default Thanks so much

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