Duck Lake water level

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Anyone been out to Duck Lake in the Palmer Hayfields recently? I'm wondering if anyone knows how the water level is this year?
 

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I haven't been out there. We need some big tides and wind to put some water in there. My guess is it normal to slightly low. I won't be going down there until Labor day weekend. that place is a zoo on the opener.

Do you hunt out there much? If you haven't make sure you watch the tides, to say the least, it adds a dimension to your hunt.
 

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I'm out there every year, just don't always drag my boat into the lake. My boat doesn't have the shallowest of draft so on low water years I tend to fight it out from shore.
 

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I hear ya, on those low water years it is kinda a pain running and outboard on the lake, lots of weeds, and I have pretty shallow draft boat.

I like to warn newbie's about the tides as I have had some friends boats get swamped, and they know what they are doing as they hunt it multiple days a week. Big tides and a windy day can make it dangerous on the river. I have been out there in some 3 footers, not good for small jon's.
 

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It looks like it is about average. A bit lower than last year but not much. Set up camp on high tides this weekend. Tide was high, but not enough to flood the lake. Seemed to be a fair number of birds around with no one pushing them. Hope a few stick around for next Tuesday!!
 

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It's lower then average

It's lower then average

I was out there 3 weeks ago and it was way down. Talked to a buddy that was just there today and said it hasn't come up any. Like yukon said, it takes a high tide 33+ to do any good. akcarv what side you camped on? Oh I almost forgot my buddy said there wasn't a duck to be seen;).
 

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AK Duckman, We are in the "Big Top". Only walked in a little ways so you are probably right about the water. I just know that it was alot lower a few years ago when we had alot of mud showing on our end. Hopefully I have enough to float my rather large canoe. Only 3 of us coming in for the opener. Maybe we'll see you Mon. eve as we are coming in your way.
 

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Oh yea, How can I forget that canoe. I'll keep my eye out for you. I'll be out there today, so I'll give a heads up tonight if I can. Be safe.
 

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Still low

Still low

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The water is still way low probably the lowest I have seen in a long time. Looks like a mud motor year. Good luck and I'll see you out there.
Bob
 

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I'm out at duck lake right now and found that the water level is really low. Lowest I've seen in the last five years. Had a tought time moving around in a small layout boat with a 6.5 hp mudbuddy. Good luck to everyone who wants to give it a try this year.
 

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I'm out at duck lake right now and found that the water level is really low. Lowest I've seen in the last five years. Had a tought time moving around in a small layout boat with a 6.5 hp mudbuddy. Good luck to everyone who wants to give it a try this year.

I'm here also. Haven't put in yet,but don't think i'll have any problems. But then I weigh less then Micheal Jackson LMFAO And have a nose..
 

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