This report is a few days late. Last Wednesday we went over to Shoecraft for the first time. To say the launch is a challenge is an understatement! It's situated in a stream about 25 yards from the lake proper and is quite shallow. We had just enough water to get my 16' Starcraft off the trailer and then we poled it out to the lake since some of the water was too shallow for even the trolling motor. The lake has plenty of water and ski-boats, etc. once you get out of the creek, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't launch here in the summer. Pretty much a small boat operation at the launch.
The lake is very nice with lots of interesting water but we weren't able to find any fish. Most of the shoreline has homes and docks, but there are several areas with timber down to the water. We worked around concentrating on the docks and shoreline without any success. We also cruised around checking the steeper shoreline banks and deeper water looking for bait or fish, but didn't see much.
The day started cloudy, then became partly sunny with a strong breeze from the south. It turned pretty chilly and we wrapped it up about 3PM since nothing was happening.