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willhf



Joined: 06 Jul 2014
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Drano Lake Reply with quote

Is it filled with fishing lines?
Is the wind decently kinda ok?
Is it deep?

I am thinking about a flat water place to learn to foil.
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the way back we were always afraid to windsurf in there because of all the logs and underwater scary things is all I can tell you. Might want to think about Bingen.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baaaaad idea.



Most venues are pretty flat when it's blowing single digits. I'd go for fewer logs (and creatures and fishing lines).
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paulxgrim



Joined: 27 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have taught people to windsurf at Horsethief lake. The reach is kinda small but that means you don't have to swim as far if you can't sail back! No real hazards that I can remember. Nice grassy beach.
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awindwoman



Joined: 09 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:49 am    Post subject: Drano obstacle report from salmon guide, 2cent Reply with quote

I talked to fishing guide last year at Drano when wondering if my sunfish sailboat would hit anything. He told me that all logs are visible... aka none lurking just under surface.

I had a successful sailboat session in September 2016.

Some things to keep in mind: There is a launch fee. Parking is hectic during salmon season. Water is quite cold due to river outflow there- wear appropriate wetsuit.

Have fun. Be safe.
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macesix



Joined: 31 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of fishing hooks in the water. I had a friend take me there to catch a springer. I felt like the whole WalMart parking lot was was at draino lake driving their fishing boat Combat fishing on the shore. It was absolute chaos. Never going back.
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