Been pretty quiet here this month....anybody been out there?
Im with JC on the car/truck. Just because its "about" that size doesnt mean thats what it is. I think there would be a less than 5% chance that there are any cars or trucks in the lake that havent been removed. A guy would really need side imaging to be able to know if it really was a car or truck.
The cribs are really big like 6'x6' or bigger and made out of pretty decent sized logs like a log cabin.
The Navionics map of long sucks. Im not a fan of many of their maps to be honest. Many of their "HD" lakes have never even been surveyed by them. They just take DNR contours and interpolate them to 1 footers.
The LakeMaster map for Long is as accurate as you can get with a commercial map. I worked for them for 3 years and I wasn't able to find anything in the lake that wasn't on that map. I think thats saying a lot coming from a guy that grew up on the lake. A lot of people I would assume see things on their graph that looks different than the map but in reality its actually the same. Once you survey a lake and then create a map from that survey things that look like super steep drops are in fact not that steep on the map. The graph is jamming a ton of the bottom onto your 5, 7, 9, 11" graph. Same thing would happen with what might look like a hump on the graph. It might just be a gradual rise in the bottom but your graph makes it look like a significant hump. It is an art being able to read a graph and understand exactly what it is showing.
Thanks for the info on the cribs, It was many years ago that I heard the cribs were put in, and I agree with what you see on the lake maps, there not really accurate. I always had cheap electronics until this fall, so now my plan is to start making my own map of the lake. I have found numerous humps, cuts and depth changes that are not on the lake map. I'll look again for what I saw years ago, and if I can find it again, and is a old truck, I will pm you of the locations. What I found is something similar in size and shape of a truck or car, sitting all alone on the bottom.
Thanks, I have been fishing this lake a week or 2 each year since 1967, some years ago I also spent the whole month of June on the lake, 3 years in a row. But I never found anything like cribs, I have found a few old cars or trucks that must have went through the ice many years ago. I always heard they were placed in the lake,,,, I'll be back at the Pioneer the end of July - August for a couple of weeks. Now with better electronics, I'm looking forward to more discoveries.