Reply by: Killerfihser Posted: 6/7/2018 6:52:32 AM Points: 564
I was down there 2 weeks ago and the water is getting lower, a lot of release. The boat ramp is narrow and low, it was a task to get my 16 footer in an onto the water sense there is not boat ramp. Count on getting wet forsure especially if the wind is howling.
Reply by: LukeJ09 Posted: 6/7/2018 9:40:18 AM Points: 281
I'm not sure how close the water is to being able to use the low water ramp, but I was there Tuesday and I'd say getting a pontoon boat in on the main ramps wouldn't work. Saw two guys that had a smaller fishing boat out there and they were able to get in and out, but idk about a 27' pontoon boat. If you're looking for good action though, hit up John Martin, it has plenty of water right now. White bass off the dam, the Point and just about any rocky structure. The crappie were good for me Monday by the railroad trestle. I had equally good results with chartreuse and white Mr. Twisters. Also used a small white crappie jig, but it wasn't any better than the Mr Twisters. Didn't catch any monsters, but my buddy did drop an 18"-20" wiper as soon as he pulled it out of the water. Crappie were 8"-10" and white bass were 8"-12".
Reply by: reddave Posted: 6/8/2018 8:56:35 AM Points: 6883
I was down there this past monday and tuesday, the water isnt low enough for the low water ramps and the high water ramps are pretty low right now. As already stated you can get a smaller sized boat in the water no problem, I got my 16.5 in without any issue. If you have a dead serious 4WD truck you might be able go deep enough to launch a big pontoon boat like that, you will definitely need to get at least your back two tires off the ramp itself and that can get dicey.
You can totally get into as many crappies as you want just shore fishing down at blue right now. Wade out to waist deep water and cast out a jig, you'll get into them no problem.