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Questions about lake Sawyer. I have fished it from a float tube and from shore at the Sunrise resort, but have never launched a boat on this lake. The launch does not look great but I see lots of boats out there. Do any of you fish it much? I know they put a lot of triploids in there each spring and I have heard there is a good population of pearch. I know there is good bass fishing here also. I plan on hitting it in the spring but was curious how the launch is and if you can launch and get into the boat without getting wet. I just have a 16 foot smoker craft so I am thinking it should launch just fine. Anybody fished it recently? And when does the lake get good? Well thanks for any and all input and happy new year.
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Yes, you have to pay to launch there. But the police are there often, so you don't have to worry to much about thieves. The launch can handle your boat fine. I launch my 20 ft. there all the time. If you just keep an eye on when they plant it you'll know when to go.
 

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A co-worker of mine lives next to Sawyer and they have caught a few of Triploids this winter from shore,I fished it this last summer & did well on bass & trout.
Nice little lake.
 

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i launched boats of up to 20' there and went out with my 18' last saturday for it's maiden voyage. i used waders. pretty tough to launch without getting wet but you could have someone hold the boat just off the cement blocks and stay dry. i didnt chart any fish that day and i was skunked for perch back in decempber but it is a good lake for all 3 major species. SMB, P, RT. the police are pretty vigilant, $5 to launch but i've skated a few times.
 

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Perch Yes - Look for the deepest water in the lake. If I remember right - the deepest part is straight out, 3/4 across the lake and to the right from straight out from the launch. I had little problem seeing them on the finder, but they are only 2" off the bottom so you need to use Zoom 2x maybe X bottom lock to see them. Probably it's just me, but it appeared the the perch are smaller, maybe up to 10", than those in Lk Wash. You'll need to drop anchor and the more mud you stirrup with the anchor the more perch should move right under your boat. Perch love anchors dragging.
 
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