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I came across this fact earlier today and figured I would give a share and laugh ha. When people ask what do you consider “clear water” well how about this clear ! That’s insane.  

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Just imagining a lake with 300' of water is insane to me.  A lot of our lakes don't have 30' of water :lol:

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6 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Just imagining a lake with 300' of water is insane to me.  A lot of our lakes don't have 30' of water :lol:

Same here in my area.

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@Ksam1234, that photo should be called 'fun FAKE fact #5314'.

 

That wreck is in 12 feet of water....not 300

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In north and east Texas, our lakes are man-made, often impounded rivers. It seems to me the great majority of them are less than 50 feet deep. There are exceptions. Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose is 80+ feet, Lake Waco is 90 feet or so, Toledo Bend 110+, for example.

 

Nope, can't see the bottom of any of these!  Brad

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1 hour ago, Choporoz said:

@Ksam1234, that photo should be called 'fun FAKE fact #5314'.

 

That wreck is in 12 feet of water....not 300

You are being over 40 again... :) 

The statement is the water "can" become so clear, not "becomes so clear", and there is no language linking the picture to the statement. I guess this sort of vagueness and deception is classified as click bait these days, pass the Geritol®...

 

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2 hours ago, Choporoz said:

@Ksam1234, that photo should be called 'fun FAKE fact #5314'.

 

That wreck is in 12 feet of water....not 300

Unless that 'ship wreck' is 20 feet long - it's probably a bit deeper there than 12 ft.  And while the lakes up north here can, do and are often super clear - I've not personally see anything close to what's being stated there.

May not mean it doesn't happen, I've just not seen or heard of 300 foot viability anywhere.

Now 35 ft plus yes but not hundreds of feet.

A-Jay

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I remember being on the st lawarance as a kid in high school. I was up there in late May early June. I could not believe how clear the water was. Could see bottom in around 20’. My home lake here you can see bottom in around 10-15’ in March-April until our spring winds start.

 

cool photo none the less.

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It’s a joke everyone... hence why I said give it a laugh ha .. and sorry my vocabulary wasn’t up to par I was tired from being at Niagara Falls all day. @A-Jay @Choporoz @reason obviously you can’t bleieve eveything on the internet .. but tv is always true right ? 

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14 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

It’s a joke everyone... hence why I said give it a laugh ha .. and sorry my vocabulary wasn’t up to par I was tired from being at Niagara Falls all day. @A-Jay @Choporoz @reason obviously you can’t bleieve eveything on the internet .. but tv is always true right ? 

OK - I'll admit to feeling a little goofy. 

:smiley:

A-Jay

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I have seen my home lakes clear enough to see the bottom in 15 feet, it's often in the spring, and often short lived. 3-4 feet of clarity seems to be the norm on one lake, and 8-10 on the other. Algae blooms, and boat traffic are the dirty water makers here, sometimes wind/rain, but not often, the grass does a good job of catching wind/rain caused sediment and filtering it out.

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25 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

It’s a joke everyone... hence why I said give it a laugh ha .. and sorry my vocabulary wasn’t up to par I was tired from being at Niagara Falls all day. @A-Jay @Choporoz @reason obviously you can’t bleieve eveything on the internet .. but tv is always true right ? 

I don't get it. What's funny about clear water?

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The deepest hole I have heard of in a Florida lake is 90+ feet in Kingsley lake. That lake had water clarity of at least 20 feet, which is incredible for Florida.I know its the clearest lake Ive fished, and it made fishing during daylight hours pretty hard. Cant imagine 300 ft of water, unless its 75 miles offshore or so in the ocean! But 300 feet clarity ? Sounds like somebodies pulling your leg on that.

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I think this post would have been a hit on April 1st. 

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Lake Michigan has depths up to 900ft. Visibility may get to 30ft. I doubt a plane or satellite could see deeper than some guy in a boat.

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25 minutes ago, Gundog said:

I think this post would have been a hit on April 1st. 

Yeah I should have waited.. figured people would get the joke that 1. Don’t believe what’s on the internet and 2. People always ask what “clear water is” you can refer to this post. 

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11 hours ago, A-Jay said:

OK - I'll admit to feeling a little goofy. 

I had cataract surgery earlier this year and now, I can see sounds! BTW, should this be in "Everything Else?"

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Clearest fresh water I have been on is Lake Tahoe where you can see pine trees laying on the bottom at 15O' then it drops off into 1,500 and 3,000' the water looks deep purple color because no light penetrates it.

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Interesting subject. I have done free diving in waters with +100 foot visibility in the ocean and it is something I recommend to anyone who enjoys being on the water. Fishing on top of a boat in clear water does not compare to diving in clear water since it is a very different experience. You will have to try it out to see for yourself since videos or pictures cannot capture the true beauty of diving in +100 foot water visibility. As for freshwater I have done free diving in South Florida lakes with +20 foot visibility which is more clear than anything I have seen in my travels up north.

13 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Unless that 'ship wreck' is 20 feet long - it's probably a bit deeper there than 12 ft.  And while the lakes up north here can, do and are often super clear - I've not personally see anything close to what's being stated there.

May not mean it doesn't happen, I've just not seen or heard of 300 foot viability anywhere.

Now 35 ft plus yes but not hundreds of feet.

A-Jay

Blue Lake in New Zealand has water visibility up to 262 feet. There are a couple other places in the world  with even better visibility (+300 feet) the last time I checked.

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20 hours ago, Brad Reid said:

In north and east Texas, our lakes are man-made, often impounded rivers. It seems to me the great majority of them are less than 50 feet deep. There are exceptions. Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose is 80+ feet, Lake Waco is 90 feet or so, Toledo Bend 110+, for example.

 

Nope, can't see the bottom of any of these!  Brad

 

Every lake in the state of Texas is man-made with the exception of Caddo.

 

South Toledo Bend has a visibility of 15'+ 😉

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Most of SoCal bass lakes have good water clarity that varies seasonally depending on algea blooms, wind, water temperature etc, I would estimate most lakes you can see the bottom about 8'-10' deep on average. DVL is clear with about 25' visible bottom, Castiac is usually about 6'-8' a little off color. Clear Lake is the only natural bass lake in Califorina and it's off color with maybe 4'-5' visiblity. Every lake is different.

Tom

 

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For what it is worth the deepest I have seen bottom on Erie is around 22-24 feet.  

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14 hours ago, soflabasser said:

Interesting subject. I have done free diving in waters with +100 foot visibility in the ocean and it is something I recommend to anyone who enjoys being on the water.

Dove in the Caribbean side of Colombia once, where the vis was like being on land on a clear crisp day. It was a bit unnerving without having that normal bubble of vis for reference. Absolutely gin clear that put quarries to shame, and the fact that the h2o temp was in the 80s didn't hurt.

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14 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Every lake in the state of Texas is man-made with the exception of Caddo.

 

South Toledo Bend has a visibility of 15'+ 😉

Yes, for all large "reservoirs." Some even say Caddo was man-made . . . but I can't recall the argument for it. But, Texas always had decent sized lakes just none big enough to supply water to big cities, hence the development of large reservoirs.

 

A few new ones are coming, too, one up in northeast Texas is slated to begin very soon.

 

Clearest water in the north part of the state I know of is Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose. The water is pumped into the lake, no significant river or large tributary feeding it. Lovely place to kayak fish!

 

Brad

 

 

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8 hours ago, reason said:

Dove in the Caribbean side of Colombia once, where the vis was like being on land on a clear crisp day. It was a bit unnerving without having that normal bubble of vis for reference. Absolutely gin clear that put quarries to shame, and the fact that the h2o temp was in the 80s didn't hurt.

Yes it feels like you are floating in air when the water visibility is +60 feet. I have been fortunate to have done freedive spearfishing in +100 feet visibility water and it is one of the most memorable moments I have had in the outdoors. Have freedived in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and other locations and my favorite places to dive is the Florida Keys and various locations in South Florida.Have freedived a couple freshwater springs in Central/Northern Florida and the water visibility is often +60 feet and more in these springs.

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