Post by 2 oars & a trash can on Mar 3, 2013 13:36:10 GMT -5
Well, oar technically. What I found out is that the 9' rods are fine, they hold the bait out far enough that the oars don't hit the lines, but the 5'6" rod is going to have to go somewhere else, it gets in the way. And I need to tie the bait can to the back so it can't swing around the side and get in the way of the oars. And I need to somehow cut down on the vibrations in rowing, I think the noise probably conducts through the aluminum. Maybe plastic rings inside the oar locks, or grease.
And of course I caught jack, so clearly this is a bad idea.
Post by mytoyzfishing on Mar 3, 2013 19:17:59 GMT -5
You arent alone. Bait was a strugle this AM at my normal lights. 2-3 shad per throw, where last week was 2 thows and filled up. Water temp dropped since last weekend and the wind was nasty, white capping in the main channel. That and the water still being muddy im sure didnt help. I picked up a club member at his dock this AM and marked 2 large schools of fish but couldnt buy a bite either. Their calling for nasty weather again Wednsday night into thursday am then in the high 50's low 60's this weekend, if that aint going to screw thigns up?
What you need to do is build you a sail to pull you around in these winds
Post by 2 oars & a trash can on Mar 3, 2013 19:32:59 GMT -5
That helps if you guys were near fish and still didn't get bites. Upside is I got a "dry run" to figure out how to tweak the rig for oars instead of the trolling motor. And the coffee was that much more welcome afterwards. Thinking I might put the anchor back in the boat for some of the spots near here that have been productive. Being sufficiently blown wasn't a problem. I have a sunfish class sailboat but there are no rod holders on it (yet).
Mward, didn't you mean to post that pic on the happy birthday Leo page (I'm not going into who he's chasing)?
asleepafloat- ever thought of trying a kayak?? way easier than oars on small boat and the customization possibilities are endless! just a thought I've got pics of my striper/winter set up in the "show your rig" section if you are interested
Why not just register the boat and use ypur trolling motor.. i belive it was a $35monster dollar fee to register my new boat...
The boat was on the lot when we bought the place, never been registered, so I have to provide record of purchase, so I sent a form to the house's previous owner to sign saying I bought the boat for $1.00 and he signed it and sent it back, but he dated it one year out, by mistake I guess. I ought to just send it to the state, hopefully they won't notice the date.