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sidetracked3 02-04-2010 12:54 PM

Trying to see how many people on here are from around Smith Lake in Alabama. We just bought a place up there at Silver Rock Cove.

zeketheplumber 03-11-2010 9:15 AM

We go up to clear creek a good bit, but I don't think that's very close to you.

sidetracked3 03-11-2010 9:23 AM

Well glad to find someone on here. I have only been to the lake once and it rained the whole time so I did not get a chance to check it out. I just bought a 2008 Supra sunsport 22v and cant wait to get out there. Is there any good places to eat on the water?

chris4x4gill2 03-11-2010 12:07 PM

I'm right around the corner from Silver Rock!

Our place is on CR 938, where you go past the Dead End sign, I take the right. By water we are just around the bend Upstream from Silver Rock.

Look for a grey and red Ski Nautique 2001 with Extended Pylon this summer and flag me down.

Better yet, ride up my way and pull up to the dock and share a beer with us :D

chris4x4gill2 03-11-2010 12:09 PM

To answer your other question, there arent any convenient places to eat on this part of the lake that you would get to by boat. There is the restraunt at Ryan Creek Marina, but thats almost an hour or better by boat, but less than 10 minutes by car.

sidetracked3 03-11-2010 12:25 PM

Good deal Chris. I will ride up and look for you. Our place is still being built but they said will be finished by May 31st or sooner. They are supposed to have the boat storage finished in a few weeks so if it is I might go ahead and take it up so we can still go out before our place is done. I will be in a black Supra. Right now with no graphics but they are supposed to come put them on when they get them in stock. Only thing I do not like about Smith lake so far is it is a dry county. You have to have beer on the lake. :D

chris4x4gill2 03-11-2010 12:39 PM

You learn real quick to stock up before hand. We usually keep an emergency case or two just in case.

I need to drive over there and check out the new phase. I know that there is a guy with a brand new red / white Malibu at Silver Rock, I saw the boat out a few times last summer, but never saw any boards or riders so I dont know if he is just a cruiser or what.

Like I said come on up and look for us. Double slip covered dock, big wooden statue of an eagle on the top corner. Nautique in one slip, usually a blue bass boat in the other. White house and fence.

sidetracked3 03-12-2010 7:44 AM

Sounds like a plan. We are in the phase 2 row homes. we will definatley have to have a beer sometime. Maybe we can hit a wake or two. I am new to wakeboarding, this will be my 2nd summer trying. Could use some tips.

ldeisel42 03-14-2010 1:56 PM

I am not from alabama...I am from Mississippi...but I absolutely love smith lake...got a couple trips planned this summer already..

chris4x4gill2 03-15-2010 5:23 AM

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Originally Posted by sidetracked3 (Post 1561282)
Sounds like a plan. We are in the phase 2 row homes. we will definatley have to have a beer sometime. Maybe we can hit a wake or two. I am new to wakeboarding, this will be my 2nd summer trying. Could use some tips.

I'm fairly new to boarding myself. This will be my 2nd summer with my own gear, 3rd year learning. We will probably be putting the boat in around easter start looking for us on the water.

chris4x4gill2 03-15-2010 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ldeisel42 (Post 1561820)
I am not from alabama...I am from Mississippi...but I absolutely love smith lake...got a couple trips planned this summer already..

You will have to post up when you get ready to make the trip. Maybe several of us can meet up to ride for an afternoon or something.

sidetracked3 03-15-2010 12:19 PM

sounds like a plan to me.

zeketheplumber 03-15-2010 1:27 PM

I'd be interested in meeting up also.

chris4x4gill2 03-16-2010 5:19 AM

Chuck - you say you usually ride around Clear Creek? Where do you put in at?

zeketheplumber 03-16-2010 7:23 AM

At the campground. I trailer the boat back and forth everyday so I'm open to going anywhere. I'm just not familiar with many parts of the lake because of it's size. I've been to the other end around smith lake park, but it was always really crowded the times I went and couldn't find any good water.

06aw 03-16-2010 11:30 AM

LD leave these good people alone! Ha! But seriously my family has a house on Rock Creek close to the marina. I will be there a week in June and a week in July and probally some weekends scattered throughout summer. I just like it better during the week so mostly ride back in MS on the weekends.

chris4x4gill2 03-16-2010 1:21 PM

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Originally Posted by zeketheplumber (Post 1562383)
At the campground. I trailer the boat back and forth everyday so I'm open to going anywhere. I'm just not familiar with many parts of the lake because of it's size. I've been to the other end around smith lake park, but it was always really crowded the times I went and couldn't find any good water.


Which campground? Corinth or Houston?

chris4x4gill2 03-16-2010 1:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 06aw (Post 1562486)
LD leave these good people alone! Ha! But seriously my family has a house on Rock Creek close to the marina. I will be there a week in June and a week in July and probally some weekends scattered throughout summer. I just like it better during the week so mostly ride back in MS on the weekends.

Sounds like your not too far from our place. Near Rock Creek Marina? We are up past Baileys bridge in Crooked.

06aw 03-17-2010 9:59 AM

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Originally Posted by chris4x4gill2 (Post 1562520)
Sounds like your not too far from our place. Near Rock Creek Marina? We are up past Baileys bridge in Crooked.

I ride up Swayback early before the crowd sometimes but go to Brushy Creek most of the time. We are on the point that you go around right past the marina if you are going back to the main river, 2nd house on right after going around point. If there is a black and white Centurion on the lift I'm there. Stop in sometime.

zeketheplumber 03-17-2010 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by chris4x4gill2 (Post 1562519)
Which campground? Corinth or Houston?

Clear Creek Campground

chris4x4gill2 03-17-2010 1:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 06aw (Post 1562806)
I ride up Swayback early before the crowd sometimes but go to Brushy Creek most of the time. We are on the point that you go around right past the marina if you are going back to the main river, 2nd house on right after going around point. If there is a black and white Centurion on the lift I'm there. Stop in sometime.


Brushy is my favorite part of the lake. I'll look for you when i'm down that way this summer.

sidetracked3 03-17-2010 5:47 PM

You will have to show me the best places to ride at down there. Also when does the water start to warm up?

chris4x4gill2 03-18-2010 12:58 PM

I rode mostly right there in Crooked last year. The north end is the only good water around on busy weekends it seems like. I'm still searching for a some longer runs of good water. Little Rock Creek is pretty good too.

Water temps will depend alott on how much more rain we get. Might take a while to get comfortable this year.

rbrandon 03-22-2010 8:41 PM

We come over a few weekends a year. Sometimes we stay at Lakeshore Inn up Sipsey, and sometimes we stay with Rod and his family (really don't like Rod just a free pad)

Just kidding Rod don't get your panties in a bunch:D

chris4x4gill2 03-23-2010 5:19 AM

We need to set up a map that letseveryone post their locations. Can you do that on Google? where multiple people can post locations?

06aw 03-24-2010 5:03 PM

Thats ok Brandon. I just tolerate you to be able to ride behind the Axis! Ha! I still haven't figured out why I put up with LD

chris4x4gill2 04-05-2010 5:49 AM

We were down in Crooked this weekend. The water level is at full pool, and was like glass a good part of the weekend. There is a ton of trash and debris floating though. Looks like someone replaced their dock and pulled all the styrofoam up onto shore while the water was low. Evidenlty not high enough becasue there were 6-8 large blocks floating around as well as a ton of trash, toys, etc. I cleaned up what i could reach, but I dont thin k Imade a dent.

zeketheplumber 04-05-2010 6:56 AM

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Originally Posted by chris4x4gill2 (Post 1569555)
We were down in Crooked this weekend. The water level is at full pool, and was like glass a good part of the weekend. There is a ton of trash and debris floating though. Looks like someone replaced their dock and pulled all the styrofoam up onto shore while the water was low. Evidenlty not high enough becasue there were 6-8 large blocks floating around as well as a ton of trash, toys, etc. I cleaned up what i could reach, but I dont thin k Imade a dent.

How was the water temp?

chris4x4gill2 04-05-2010 9:43 AM

cold. I didnt have a thermo, but I'd say mid 50's probably. The kids jumped off of the dock, but got out pretty quick and were already turning blue. Looks like its going to be a while still for it to warm up this year.

chris4x4gill2 04-26-2010 7:55 AM

I rode down to the lake Sunday afternoon to check on things after that big storm system went through on Saturday. Our pla was fine, didnt even blow over a resin chair on the dock.

We then went down to Silverrock and noticed a few small trees were uproted near the road on the way in but nothing major. They did have a leg of the dock break loose, it was pulled up on the boat ramp, not sure if that was done Sat or earlier though. The Boat storage looks like its finished, and the new houses ar ecomign along pretty good from the looks fo things.

sidetracked3 04-26-2010 11:42 AM

Yeah, I was up Sunday too. First time I took my boat out. The water has a lot of debris in it. We tried putting in at Arrowhead Marina but it was really bad. So we went back to Ryan Creek and put in there. We went by Silver rock too, they are coming along. The boat storage is not quite done yet so we are leaving our boat at Ryan creek until its ready. We only went out for a few hours but I think we are going back out this Saturday for the whole day.

chris4x4gill2 04-26-2010 12:07 PM

I plan on putting my boat in Saturday. Hopeing to get a set or two in during the afternoon. There is usually a good bit of debris especially in Crooked after a good rain, and there was plenty of that Saturday. It clears out fast though, In fact by Sun around noon there wasn't anything around our place save for one large floating log out in the middle.

What problems did you have at Arrowhead? I havent been down there since early last summer, but typically when the water is at full pool we dont have any trouble there. You do need to stay at idle speed until you get around the point though.

chris4x4gill2 04-26-2010 12:08 PM

Heath - Could you not launch at Silverrock? or is lack of parking an issue there?

JDubs 05-02-2010 8:30 PM

Hey guys just ran across this thread so hello to all the smith lake peeps. I live in cullman, i used to ride smith all the time but we found a little somewhat private lake and got access to it. It is 10 min from the 157 exit in Cullman. If any of you want to come ride hit me up. Water is always glass and I am the only boat out there. I have a loaded down super air so i can make the wake any size you want. I'm always up for riding with new people so come anytime. I try to ride about 3 afternoons a week or mid day on saturday.

zeketheplumber 05-03-2010 11:29 AM

I'll take you up on that offer. I'm good for an afternoon trip if you've got room.

jward10 05-04-2010 8:35 PM

Sure thing broseph. We rode after work today. Ticked off a few fisherman. All in all we had a great day. It was just me and a friend today so I really coulda used a 3rd. I am going back out thur and or fri afternoon. Hit me up if you wanna ride. I am going to message you my cell number.

jward10 05-04-2010 8:40 PM

Alright, why can't I send a private message. I click on send message and it just shows a profile
send me an email if you want to ride. jward@dynasplint.com

sidetracked3 05-05-2010 10:03 AM

No you cant launch at Silver rock. The launch is set up for the forklift only. So I was going to put in at arrowhead but that was the day after the big storm and it was flooded and had debris everywhere. So for now I am going to just leave it at Ryan Creek till I know Silver rock is ready. They should be just about done. But I would rather wait till they work out all the bugs. My boat would of been the first one stored there so I wanted to give them a little more time. Our place is getting close to being finished so we should be down almost every weekend soon. I will let you know when we get down and set up so we can meet up one day.

jward10 05-05-2010 6:45 PM

Heath, is ryan creek still selling nautiques? I heard they had gone out of business.

chris4x4gill2 05-05-2010 9:09 PM

Heath, Sounds good. I put mine in last weekend.

JDub, They were still open at Easter. I havent heard anything about them closing.

jward10 05-06-2010 9:31 AM

Not sure if anyone will be around, but me and several friends have a house rented out at the mouth of clear creek for memorial day weekend. we will be in one maybe 2 sans and a black and yellow vlx. Stop buy and say hello. We should be grilling all weekend and riding early morning and late afternoons. Hopefully we can find some smooth water from time to time.

sidetracked3 05-06-2010 11:39 AM

yea they are still selling nautiques. They have a nice one inside right now. But they are no longer selling Supra's. They are behind on their bill. I think they are having management problems. I am new to the lake so I am not sure where Clear Creek is. Is it close to Ryans marina?

chris4x4gill2 05-06-2010 1:06 PM

Clear creek is almost at the opposite end of the lake from Ryan Creek. Its shoots off of Brushy to the West about half way up Brushy.

06aw 06-06-2010 4:27 PM

Here all week!

chris4x4gill2 06-17-2010 7:27 AM

Rod, sorry I missed you last week. Pretty much any other week this summer and I would have been down at least a day or two. First of June is when we typically do our beach trip to see family in FL.


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