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    Question Navigating San Luis into West Bay

    Maybe a dumb question....Any suggestions on navigating between area by boat launch at San Luis over into West Bay. Never been on the water there, just see lots of sand bars visible at low tide. I know there are channels, so I'm guessing you just go by prior trips, look closely at water color/depth, look for current trails and stay away from heavy rippling currents. I'm guessing that these channels change over time fairly regularly. I have a shallow running boat, but I don't want to beach or swamp it in that area.

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    I would look at Google earth before and get a general idea how the sandbars are laid out. I marked it this summer in my boat. From the boat ramp take it slow and follow the channel around the huge sandbar, after you pass bird island a ways there are pvc poles marking the channel into the bay. Follow them close because it gets shallow fast on both ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTU Wader View Post
    I would look at Google earth before and get a general idea how the sandbars are laid out. I marked it this summer in my boat. From the boat ramp take it slow and follow the channel around the huge sandbar, after you pass bird island a ways there are pvc poles marking the channel into the bay. Follow them close because it gets shallow fast on both ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTU Wader View Post
    I would look at Google earth before and get a general idea how the sandbars are laid out. I marked it this summer in my boat. From the boat ramp take it slow and follow the channel around the huge sandbar, after you pass bird island a ways there are pvc poles marking the channel into the bay. Follow them close because it gets shallow fast on both ends.
    Coming from the Pass area towards West bay, keep those poles TTU put out on your RIGHT. Going from say Sea Isle to SLP, the poles are on your LEFT. Best bet is to follow someone and stay at least 100 yards behind them (they may not know where they're going!) so you don't mess up or run into them if they miss a turn or pole!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
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    Here's a track off my GPS if that helps any.




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    I hope by all this I can navigate that today! Cause that is my goal.
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    Thanks much. I was looking on Google Earth and figured that channel by Bird Island was pretty consistent, but wasn't sure about when it starts fingering on the bay side. Appreciate the comment on the PVC poles. At the end of the day, I guess it's acting more like the tortoise than the hare until you know your way.

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    X is where the fish are at. lol.
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