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    Default Torch Lake Aug 21-22

    anybody going?
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    I had planned on Higgins lake, but due to that water itch crap i wanted no part of that.

    so the girl and i will be at Torch..
    I have no idea where everyone is gonna be or where the launch is at. Hope someone chims in on this...
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    From FB:

    "There is a launch right in Rapid City, south side of the lake right by the sandbar, but parking can be too far away if not early. We launched at Luhr's Landing up the river a ways and idled out to the lake through the river." - Keith Robinson
    Here's a pic of the launch near the Sandbar:


    "Rooms booked for Friday and Sat. South Torch Resort right by the Sandbar. - Keith Robinson

    "..I've stayed in Central Lake north of Bellaire at a place called, Chain of Lakes motel, and it was reasonable and decent." - Marc Putnam


    My own experience was to rent a small cabin off Clam Lake on the East side and boat down to the Sandbar on the south end. Clam Lake has a small public launch on the North side of the lake/river off of Hoy Dewey Dr (44.932662, -85.251926). You can cruise West through the lake and out the mouth where the Dockside Torch Lake bar is. This link has a list of public launches on Torch lake.


    Everyone hangs out on the sandbar near the mouth of the river. Take a look at Google maps and you'll see how big the sandbar is on the South end. I can pick a lat and longitude for everyone if they want. Keep in mind that the lake gets choppy when the wind kicks up in the afternoon, think 2-3fter's. You may have the best chance to come in from the River right by the sandbar. I was able to handle it in my 18ft jet without any issues. Just couldn't go WOT all the way back.




    Lodging: The places listed above are good, and there's always Shanty Creek Resort. Look for Bed and Breakfasts too, worth it everytime. Not all of them are covered with doily's lol.

    Be sure to check out Shorts Brewery while you're near Bellaire. Great atmosphere and even better beers.


    Hope this helps. Have fun guys, I'm super bummed I can't make it. Going to try to change that next year.
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    Harvey and I should be there Friday 21st. Staying at SouthTorch Lake resort, near launch. Keith

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    Highly recommend taking a snorkel and fins to cruise around with in between standing around.

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    We will be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1liberator View Post
    Harvey and I should be there Friday 21st. Staying at SouthTorch Lake resort, near launch. Keith
    My girlfriend grew up in Kalkaska, and she grew up boating on Torch, so we will stay in Kalkaska Friday night, pulling to the lake saturday morning.

    ill see you all there!

    by the pics posted above, this looks like one of the most beautiful lakes i've ever seen! Cant wait
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    Default Alden, MI on Torch Lake

    We are staying at a B&B in Alden, MI within walking distance of the boat launch (and the Alden Bar). On the southeast side of the lake Fri-Sun.
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    I'll tell you what guys, this is the most beautiful lake in Michigan. You're going to love it! I hope it becomes a regular meet if all of you enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    We will be there.
    Bring thoseolives!!! Cant wait!!!!

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    Ill be pulling in Friday around 4-5pm.

    How about every-one that is going or is up on Friday evening lets all meet up for dinner?

    can some of you PM me your ph#'s?

    Keith im sure you and Harv would be down for some food on the water!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blown86hallet View Post
    ill be pulling in friday around 4-5pm.

    How about every-one that is going or is up on friday evening lets all meet up for dinner?

    Can some of you pm me your ph#'s?

    Keith im sure you and harv would be down for some food on the water!!
    done!!!

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    Default We had a great weekend!

    We hope everyone made it home safe. 3 1/2 hour drive home was 6.
    For those who asked.... We did some figuring and the last time was 17 years ago we were on Torch, not 10. Time flies! We will do it next year, but plan on staying longer.

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    Fantastic, that's great to hear! We'll make sure to put it on the schedule again next year.

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