Source for the North
Hay Lake Alanson
This part of Crooked River known as Hay Lake,
is a straight stretch of channel with marsh land on both
sides. Before the river was dredged this area would
flood into a small lake. You can pull some
walleye out of here using a shallow
crank bait along the sides. The center is only six ft.
deep and plenty of mud. Try the pond on the east side with a canoe and
some top water bait early morning for bass or a spinner bait
for afternoon pike.
The stretch of Crooked River north of hay lake is one of
the more scenic areas of the waterway. Small streams wind down
through the tall cedars and white birch to the rivers edge. I see many deer
and other creatures along this stretch. Several small
sand bars are formed along the river by the small creeks that feed
into the waterway. I often stop at one to relax and enjoy the beauty.
I also like to photograph the Outboard Races using the sand bars
for an outstanding view.
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