Gull Lake, Ross Township Park

"In search of the Dead Cow"  (The finder got steak, everyone else hot dogs.)

“In search of the Dead Cow” (The finder got steak, everyone else hot dogs.)

The dive this evening at Gull Lake was called the “In Search of the Dead Cow!” and no, there was no real dead cow being searched for, this was more fun 🙂

Since I went there to take a few pictures of structure not seen before, my entry was a while little before the organized searchers and student class entered the water. That helped in having reasonably good visibility for the most part especially in the shallows.

Met a very aggressive sunfish as I neared the drop off who would not leave my camera and face mask alone and had to physically restrain his enthusiasm. Lots of fish visible but actual schools around the telephone booth, ice shanty, and in a few of the 20 foot depth weed beds.

Above 25 feet the visibility was easily 20 feet, below the visible thermocline layer, visibility dropped off considerable becoming hazy. Surface temperature was in the 60’s and dropped considerably at 40 feet. As a side note, there was a minimum of 30 divers in and out of the water in the 4 hours I was there.

Here are a few pictures of the creatures and structures laying in wait for you to see when you dive there. You can also purchase a laminated copy of the bottom structures and compass heading of both Ross Township & Prairieville Park (at Gull Lake) from Sub-Aquatic Sports & Service.

Parking at $5 per car.  Space was at a premium today.

Parking at $5 per car. Space was at a premium today.

From Ross Township parking lot looking at Gull Lake beach area.

From Ross Township parking lot looking at Gull Lake beach area.

Just like the tropics (almost).

Just like the tropics (almost).

Indian Chief

Indian Chief

Fish selfie - trying to eat my face or at least the camera.

Fish selfie – trying to eat my face or at least the camera.

Sponge Bob at least looks a bit more lively than the chief.

Sponge Bob at least looks a bit more lively than the chief.

Sound or phone booth  from a distance.

Sound or phone booth from a distance.

Very small diver on the ice shed watching the fish go by.

Very small diver on the ice shed watching the fish go by.

Sail boat located near the chain link platform.

Sail boat located near the chain link platform.

Chain link dive platform

Chain link dive platform

Water logged Motorcycle - taken just  before some one dragged a concrete anchor over it and my dive flag :(

Water logged Motorcycle – taken just before some one dragged a concrete anchor over it and my dive flag 🙁

Air chamber attached to the rail road tracks.

Air chamber attached to the rail road tracks.

This is either a side car or modified aircraft drop tank.

This is either a side car or modified aircraft drop tank.

Subway sign across RR tracks and home to Sponge Bob.

Subway sign across RR tracks and home to Sponge Bob.

Just a passing diver checking out the sights.

Just a passing diver checking out the sights.

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