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What depth would you typically find the weed line? Does time of year affect this very much? How universal is the weed line in terms lakes with similar features and in close proximity to one another?

If you have a an article or something you could refer me to that would be great too. Thanks.

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weed lines usually depend on the clairity of the water. More clear lakes let light get down deeper. Some lakes the weed line is 8-10 other clear lakes 14-17.

in winter you cant really find a weed line great with a flasher. the best way is to use an underwater camera. or stick your head in the hole and look.

Look on the the lakefinder dnr HSOforum to see where weeds are present in lakes and start there

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it varies i will find them anywhere from 6-15+ feet depending on the lake like said water clarity matters, right now on clear lakes with the snow all off the ice you should be able to see some of the weeds though the ice

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Look on the the lakefinder dnr HSOforum to see where weeds are present in lakes and start there

Does it give a depth or just say that weeds are present? Not sure exactly what you mean.

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Heres an example from a random lake survey -

Lake Characteristics

Lake Area (acres): 37.37

Littoral Area (acres): 25

Maximum Depth (ft): 42

Water Clarity (ft): N/A

Dominant Bottom Substrate: Detritus (Abundant)

Abundance of Aquatic Plants: 24 Varieties Sampled

Maximum Depth of Plant Growth (ft): 15.7 (6-22)

That, along with the secchi (which it doesn't give for this lake), will give you a basic idea of what to expect

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