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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
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    Fresh water lake question

    I have found a good site that I know, from digging , is loaded with older clad coins. Out of 21 targets dug, admidst many more signals, were one wheaty, 15 clad coins dating in the 70's, two jewelery pieces, 2 junk and one illusive target. This was all in the knee deep or less water. Didn't have time to test out the deeper stuff. Question for experienced lake hunters is, if there are silver coins here, would they be deeper down than the clad or at approximatley the same level as the clad?

    I was limited by having the wrong kind of scoop that couldn't handle the heavy digging, and we are almost out of hunting weather here in MN, so I likely won't go back until next summer, but I'm just wondering whether this site has the potential I think it does.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

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  2. #2
    Jan 2006
    Fort Erie,Ontario,Canada
    1280,excal,pi pro,sea hunter 2,x terra 70
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    Re: Fresh water lake question

    That's really not easy to answer Susan. The lake bottom shifts and moves all the time with wind changes, storms, etc. Especially so with a sandy bottom.You will probably find that one time you'll pick up a silver at say, waist deep about a foot down and right after a good blow you'll pick one up knee deep 2 feet down as the sand gets pushed in or out. After a storm, your old beach becomes a new beach all over again....Pete

  3. #3

    Feb 2008
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    Re: Fresh water lake question

    To me it seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how deep you have to dig. What I use to do is fan the sand to the hardpack then check the hole again and start digging. When you start to drift get out! In the shallow water it is best to hunt up to your finger tips, that is where the rings drop off. Most targets are about as deep as they are on dry land that is 4 inches or less, some deeper.

  4. #4
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
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    Re: Fresh water lake question

    Coins and gold rings can be a different depths due to the amount of sand or sediment build up and the type bottom material. Silver coins being made before clad could be deeper just because they were lost earlier. Gold being denser can sink deeper and can be found from dry land to the the deepest part of the lake, but mostly where the most people have swam over the years.
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  5. #5
    rsc is offline

    Mar 2005
    Noth of Houston
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    Re: Fresh water lake question

    Get a cheap set of chest waders and a good scoop. If all your targets were knee deep or less, that would be a great start, and you can wear an insulation layer and hunt in 50 degree waters. Be careful NOT to go too deep and get water over the top. HH Go get'em Gayle



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