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#11131479 - 09/27/15 06:36 PM TOON TIME
ERNEST PATY Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
Posts: 6670
Loc: CARROLLTON, TX, US
Rick & I took the pontoon out today for the first time. Shake down cruise was rather eventful. First stop revealed that the trolling motor mounting bracket that I bought at BPS was a piece of junk. No trolling motor for today. Had to fish anchored or tied up all trip. Second stop anchored in some rocks and anchor line rubbed thru on the rocks. Lost one new anchor. Luckily I had two anchors.

After such a start you would think the day was a bust. NOT TRUE. Pontoon was a great fishing platform Two bimini's made great shade. Boat was roomy, fished off front and back depending on wind. Learned a great deal on how to anchor fish. Caught over 100 total Crappie including 31 big keepers. Best day in a long time. Fished until 3:00 PM.







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#11131490 - 09/27/15 06:43 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
shut-up-and-fish Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 9901
Loc: Lewisville Tx.

The pic' are not showing up....
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#11131681 - 09/27/15 08:34 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
SLABXPRESS Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1973
Loc: Teague/Lewisville, Texas
Great to see you back on the water!
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#11131693 - 09/27/15 08:39 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Action_Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1451
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Good looking slabs Ernest...that pontoon sure looks plenty comfortable!!! sleep sleep
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#11131718 - 09/27/15 08:53 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Jig Man Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 4597
Loc: Over here...
Those are some quality fish... Well done! thumb
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#11131742 - 09/27/15 09:05 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 9901
Loc: Lewisville Tx.

Looks like the right choice you made. Work out the bugs and it should give you what you are looking for.
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#11131800 - 09/27/15 09:36 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Tx_ThumpAddict Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 1137
Loc: burleson
nice job sir,thats a very solid day of fishing.
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#11131801 - 09/27/15 09:37 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Grainraiser Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2512
Loc: Mesquite TX
I love fishing out of a pontoon boat. Is like fishing from your den.

Reggie

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#11131833 - 09/27/15 09:51 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Harleyrockstar Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 279
Loc: Leander
Great report. Nice fish!

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#11131865 - 09/27/15 10:09 PM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Stucky76 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 11127
Loc: Bedford, TX
Congrats Ernest!

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#11131951 - 09/28/15 01:11 AM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Fooshman Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2193
Loc: Black Dog, TX
cheers
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#11132061 - 09/28/15 06:50 AM Re: TOON TIME [Re: Fooshman]
Bobcat1 Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 18621
Loc: Sanger,Texas
"Ernest ingenuity" on that mount for your Lowrance. thumb Nice looking blacks.
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#11132065 - 09/28/15 06:54 AM Re: TOON TIME [Re: Bobcat1]
The Crappie Guy Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5117
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
Where are the recliners and the TV?? Nice fish BTW.
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#11132104 - 09/28/15 07:27 AM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
Buz Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/26/14
Posts: 94
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I'm agreeing with Bobcat, finally got the image large enough where I could clearly see the solution Ernest came up with to mount his Lowarance....it appears to be a seat pedestal.....how smart is that.....the answer is way beyond smart....

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#11132198 - 09/28/15 08:12 AM Re: TOON TIME [Re: ERNEST PATY]
ou.sooner Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/14/03
Posts: 484
Loc: Little Elm, TX, USA
You sir are giving us Pontoon Fisherman some Lake Cred! cool

Glad you are enjoying the boat. I find the comfort and stability of the pontoon a good trade off for maneuverability.
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