View Full Version : Dive report on Pearl Lake 5-29-09

05-29-2009, 16:28
Stopped into Pearl Lake today just to get wet...........Couldn't stand it anymore.....Such a great spot for beginners & advanced to get back into the dive season in the midwest.
Dive time: 10:00 am
Air temps: 65* Partly cloudy
Water temps: COLD.....61* above the thermocline (about 18') 53* after that. Since I am a BIG Baby when it comes to cold, I never got deeper the 25'.
Viz: about 20'
Fish life: The Sucker fish were spawning, I have never seen so many suckers in my life. All in about 15' of water. The bass were hanging out in 10' to 15' of water in the sushine, (trying to thaw out I think). I got a great picture of what had to be at least 8 lbs. Not many blue gills where we were, they must not be making babies yet.
Dive Time: 74 minutes and still came out with 1000 lbs. Too cold to do a second dive.....
All in all...a nice dive, I love Pearl Lake before the alage bloom....


05-30-2009, 06:30
Sent your pic to all my fishing buddies, maybe they will take up diving!

05-30-2009, 07:05
Thanks for the update and nice pic. Do you mind if I post the pic on Midwestmuckdiving (http://www.midwestmuckdiving.com)


05-30-2009, 08:04
I've never been up to Pearl Lake. Living in Terre Haute, when I travel north to dive Haigh & France Park are a bit closer for me.

05-31-2009, 14:14
Snagel..be my guest..Would love it!!!
Ser..She was HUGE!!!! I bet easily 7-8 pounds....Tons of sucker fish spawing in the shallows, I bet we saw 40 to 50 large ones.

05-31-2009, 17:47
snagel.. I email a jpeg to you..

Lake Michijim
05-31-2009, 19:15
Don't know where your at in Wisconsin Cheddar, but you more then welcome to join us. www.deepsixscuba.com . We dive lake Michigan, inland lakes and some of the members insist on doing that salt water stuff. Great pic's by the way.


06-01-2009, 05:39
Wow thanks Jim, We are down by Elkhorn & Lake Geneva. Surrounded by water that is usually to boat busy to dive safely. We have been out on Lake Geneva

06-01-2009, 05:44
Excellent photo there Cheddarchick! I do find myself wiching I was still up that way. I loved to dive Devils Lake and Michigan when I could. Need to take my son back up to see daddy's roots. Doing a few dives would be nice too.

06-01-2009, 17:49
Come home!!! Can't be any great diving in Kansas LOL At least we are close to a Big Green Puddle....

06-01-2009, 18:27
That is a really good shot:smiley20:

06-01-2009, 19:17
Thanks JCat even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally.....I won't show the 40 crappy ones I took

06-02-2009, 05:21
Digital is great....shoot all day long and spend the evening deleting everything, but that one shot.


06-02-2009, 05:28
Yup, ain't it great??? No more $40 to look at 23 crappy pix....to find 1 good one. Now if I could move up the digital chain......

06-02-2009, 05:44
Yup, ain't it great??? No more $40 to look at 23 crappy pix....to find 1 good one. Now if I could move up the digital chain......

All it takes is practice. Another good thing about digital: Practice all you want and all your out is a little battery time. Rechargable batts are your friend!

06-02-2009, 17:09
I just wish the fish would just hold still.....I have more pictures of fish butts than I will ever need....