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Author Topic: Inland Waterway Burt to Crooked  (Read 132 times)

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Inland Waterway Burt to Crooked
« on: January 24, 2021, 03:58:05 PM »

Does anyone know how long it generally takes to get from Burt Lake into Crooked Lake?  I know a lot of it depends on the lock through, but just a general estimate.  Thanks.


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Re: Inland Waterway Burt to Crooked
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 11:53:34 AM »

Boy... I haven't made that run in a loooooonnng time. Think I only made the whole run once since I never tried that in a tournament - too many variables (and I love Mullett Lake!!) to mess you up. Especially the lock. I wonder how often the lock is being run actively with the COVID situation?

I shouldn't go by my memory, but I think it was less than an hour because there are sections you can run on plane (unless that has changed?). I want to say people told me 30 or 40 minutes...?? The lock is small and pretty fast, IF someone is there to run it. I went as far as 'Hay Lake (or whatever that wide spot is called?) a few times just to fun fish for the dumb largemouths in a few spots. I don't recall it taking a very long time. Probably faster coming back from Crooked since the current is with you that way.

The other issue with that run is you go into a different county sheriff jurisdiction. In the past, those deputies would sometimes cause issues with the questionable interpretation of various regulations and processes (like tournament permits). Definitely watch that back end of Crooked as some of that area is treated as no wake by those officers, and it extends a ways out if you run along the northern shore, because of the narrows in particular.

I like fishing Crooked and Pickerel once in awhile. I just launch there.

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Re: Inland Waterway Burt to Crooked
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 08:31:27 PM »

Thanks for the reply Dan.  A lot of good info that I never thought of.  It would be really bad to have a nice sack and the guy running the locks decides he is taking a late lunch.  Did not think of a lot of that stuff.  I think it's best if we stick to Burt/Mullet.  Thank you for the help!
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