just for fyi. launched my 24ft. formula at selfridge ramp sun 4/30. water is extreemly low! last year had about #.0ft. at ramp. not anymore. w/trim all the way up . trim position. we draged btm. all the way uot to lake take care!
Launched yesterday late in the day. Got readings from 2.4 to 2.7. Saw a big cat come in and he was churning up the bottom about halfway into the markers. Just took it slow and had no problems - motor all the way down. Entrance to the Salt was down about 6 - 8 inches. Slow and stayed in the middle. No problems.
i also launced my 242 formula about a week ago and hit something that was in the water and bent my prop...out drive was up but not all the way...there is an object in the water somewhere near the 2nd set of markers...
I don't know what you're launching, but with the accounts of people having to trim up to get into the lake, why not just drive the extra few miles to the Clinton River launch? It gives you deep water access through the channel. I know a guy who had troubles getting into his canal two years ago and the repeated idleing with the drive in the trailer position trashed his u-joints.