Boat Rental Staying Afloat Despite High Water

Water levels reached their highest peak in years, though boat rentals and some campsites are open.

Even though water levels are up at Monroe Lake, one Paynetown business is managing to stay afloat.

According to General Manager of Lake Monroe Boat Rentals, Damon Cappy, high waters have not kept boaters away so far this spring.

“We are open,” he said, “and the lake is not closed. We’re still doing business and at full capacity.”

The path leading to their boat dock is underwater, so Cappy and his staff ferry customers out to their boats, and keep some craft on higher grounds. According to Cappy, high water does make for good fishing, and fishing boats have been renting well.

“The fishing’s good,” he said, “with the higher water.”

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, Cappy only has a few open reservations. The weather is supposed to be back into the 80s this weekend, and he hopes people will be out on the water.

Though the boat rental business is open, Monroe Reservoir officials say campgrounds at Paynetown will likely be closed at least until June 1 due to high water.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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