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    thats that the jim area is. went out there in the mud buddy on tuesday and had to get out of the boat a few time on maud cause we were not able to get up on step through the first part of the lake. hit up all the lakes and they were all fairly low. better pack light this year
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    So I guess I better start/finish the modifications to the little tiny wood boat so that it can handle the force from the little long tail. No way I can get the BBSB into the area if you can't get a mud boat through Mud Lake with out pushing.

    This also means more pressure on the Flats since props and jets won't be going into the Jim Creek area either.

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    water should be up from all this rain.... i know everywhere else is up

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    maybe way out on the flats..but the areas we hit will still be limited to man power and 12v accessories...lol..we will see. Looking forward to using the Mokai this year for a few days..more toward the opener weekend...one man show...see you out there Bad Bob..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin4590 View Post
    water should be up from all this rain.... i know everywhere else is up
    That is what one would think would happen out in the Jim Creek area with all that mountain side shedding water, but it does not happen. Mud and Gull lakes (where the launch is off of Maud road) has just one small creek feeding into it. Jim Lake has at least four small springs coming off of the mountain, Leaf Lake has one small stream, and way up the east end of Leaf area a couple more small streams and springs in air boat land. that is not very much water.

    With Friday creek no longer dumping its large volume of water into the upper end of Swan Lake where that volume of water can back flow into the lakes the water levels will just stay way down. Mud Lake might gain a few inches of water level, but with the summer water level down several feet, a few inches won't make much of a difference.

    What needs to happen is Friday Creek gets back into its over flow channel and then some huge snow years to fill the swamp system with spring flood waters.

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    guess one should brush up on their punting skills or buy a mud motor before heading out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckhunter01 View Post
    maybe way out on the flats..but the areas we hit will still be limited to man power and 12v accessories...lol..we will see. Looking forward to using the Mokai this year for a few days..more toward the opener weekend...one man show...see you out there Bad Bob..lol
    So when did you pick up the Mokai. Still waiting for that call I can't find your number. Also I will be out this next weekend. Taking the flat bottom up north to find a bou,

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    Things have changed over the past week I think. I think this rain the last week has filled the lakes for now. I was out today, just running around and thought I'd take a look. Last time on the Knik was 2 weeks ago, and the Knik is way down from then. Areas that were flooded then have 100 ft of shorline exposed today. Fooled around fishing a couple holes I know of with no luck and no rollers, one guy said they caught one today.

    Ended up running up to Jim, the creek though the sand and mud was very shallow, the mud motors will be digging up a lot of mud going though that area now, light jets on step should make it. The creek itself was fine, normal amount of logs and crap, but jets and props should be fine. Didn't see any fish roll or swimming at the deep hole, didn't stay long. Turned into Swan Lake and was plesantly surprised. Last time I hunted there was 3 yrs ago, opening day, and very low, jet I was riding in couldn't get on step due to all the weeds right on the surface. Nothing like that now, a few areas with floating weeds, but most areas the weeds seem to be 6" to a foot down. There are some shallow areas to watch out for if you have a jet, but I think now jets can run it ok, and some props. Lots and lots of shoreline available now, much more then I have seen in a long time. The lake on the right of leaf lake you can go back in a mile or so easily, lots of areas on Leaf and Swan where water is right up to the heavy cover. Saw a number of duck flights between 100-200 each, but actually expected to see more. Anyhow, people who hunt there 3 weeks from now should be able to spread out a bit. Didn't see any moose or goats on the mountain. Bud
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    Awesome Report! Glad to hear of flocks of 100-200 around. Hopefully they get pushed over to the flats so I can shoot at them.
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