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#10866090 - 05/23/15 12:15 PM Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot
sleeper Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 389
Loc: East texas
Would like some advice on easing through stumps in bass boat to get to fishing spots. I'm afraid of getting stuck Just idle and roll off em or what. Trim up? Just a little nervous

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#10866114 - 05/23/15 12:28 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 21646
Loc: Bedford, TX
idle and roll over them, hit reverse if you get high centered.
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#10866165 - 05/23/15 12:53 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
Paul Jeffcoat Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 1634
Loc: Azle, Texas, USA
No big deal going through stumpy areas. Avoid the obvious ones and just roll of the others. Just like any other aspects of fishing, seat time makes all the difference in the world. You can trim up if you want, but you don't have to.

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#10866189 - 05/23/15 01:05 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2254
Loc: Arlington
Take it slow and dont freak out if you hapoen to high center on one. Looks worse than what they are.

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#10866468 - 05/23/15 03:26 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
DKennimer Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2819
Loc: Plano/Fork
If it's a mine field, bump in and out of gear to prevent high idle speeds. This will help prevent getting high-centered or doing any damage.
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#10866485 - 05/23/15 03:33 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
Bugzout10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 4006
Loc: Weatherford Tx
Go to Palestine for one day you will get over it

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#10866504 - 05/23/15 03:47 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: Bugzout10]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Originally Posted By: Bugzout10
Go to Palestine for one day you will get over it

Flat creek
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#10866549 - 05/23/15 04:05 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
fishinlance Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 298
Loc: waxahachie
Put it on pad that way you will draft really shallow less to bump make sure you have paid up insurance

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#10866552 - 05/23/15 04:06 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
fishinlance Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 298
Loc: waxahachie
Just kidding

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#10866667 - 05/23/15 04:53 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: DKennimer]
heybaylor Online   content
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1730
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
If it's a mine field, bump in and out of gear to prevent high idle speeds. This will help prevent getting high-centered or doing any damage.


best advice, don't let your speed build up ..
go slow ,go slow.
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#10866702 - 05/23/15 05:17 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
tommyc Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 3230
Loc: Twok Yacht Club
I trim it up a ways to allow the skeg to glance over some of them. I don't like it when I have it trimmed down and a stump dead stops the boat.
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#10866742 - 05/23/15 05:36 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7947
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Trim up a bit and idle through. You can always tell the guys that don't trim up because they have big chunks missing out of their cavitation plate. The only thing that causes that is when the hull rolls off a stump and the boat comes down and the stump catches the cavitation plate.

Don't trim up so much that your prop starts losing bite. Just enough that the cav plate is above the bottom of the hull at an angle that won't take a direct hit if you come off one just right.

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#10867097 - 05/23/15 08:20 PM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: fishinlance]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 857
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Originally Posted By: fishinlance
Put it on pad that way you will draft really shallow less to bump make sure you have paid up insurance


This. Make sure your kill switch works
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#10867704 - 05/24/15 12:15 AM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 1442
Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
I've gone over many stumps, mostly Palestine, it's nothing to worry about, just go slow, keep you eyes on the water in front of you, avoid the obvious, you can even raise your motor and use the trolling motor if you want. Just make wide turns. If you get centered, make sure your calm so you don't freak out and make it worse. Reverse and turn away from there. If your motor gets hit and dies, just start er back up and continue on. Wear a life vest. That's all I can think of, good luck
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#10867727 - 05/24/15 12:37 AM Re: Tips for driving boat though stump field to get to a spot [Re: sleeper]
JB in Ft Worth Offline
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Registered: 02/21/14
Posts: 177
If you have to back up make certain the path back is clear. Backing into a stump and hitting your prop would be a bummer.

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