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#11714153 - 07/09/16 06:54 PM Drift Sock
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Registered: 02/22/09
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Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Looking for opinions for a quality drift sock for a 19 1/2' bass boat for when I go after some blues. Thx.

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#11714178 - 07/09/16 07:10 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
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Academy sells some decent cheap 30/36 inch socks. A couple would probably do ya in most cases. Basspro sells a 54 inch for like $45 for windier days
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#11714184 - 07/09/16 07:15 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Thx Tom. I might look at Bass Pro because every time I decide to go it gets really windy!

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#11714305 - 07/09/16 08:39 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
BADLANDER Offline
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2/ 36" 1front and 1rear with 6' leader and bouy
Holds my 19' Cajun CC @ .5 in good wind . You can always leave big motor down and drop trolling motor for more drag
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#11714342 - 07/09/16 09:02 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
8upwithfishin' Offline
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GATO LOCO, thx. Which brand are you using? Read a few articles about making sure they open up quickly.

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#11715115 - 07/10/16 12:29 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
Waco28 Crappie Offline
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I had a cheap one that didnt work for my 17 ft flatbottom. I have since bought a bigger boat 17 ft Crestliner fishhawk 1700 and use one of the cabelas brand drift socks. I love it and it comes with a nice case that makes storage easy. It cost about $80 which was alot for me but it certainly works and I dont need 2 drift socks.
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#11715759 - 07/10/16 08:22 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Waco28 Crappie, did you go with the 46 or 56?.......that is allot of $$, but will pay if it works. Thx

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#11717751 - 07/11/16 08:56 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Drift fishing is new to me but thinking 2 socks are the way to go if I have other people. If so, what size for a 19 1/2' bass boat. Thx to all.

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#11718103 - 07/12/16 06:24 AM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
GetSlimed Offline
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2 of the 36" Academy socks holds my 22' blue wave at .5mph in 15mph winds. thumb
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#11718820 - 07/12/16 01:11 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
BADLANDER Offline
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Originally Posted By: 8upwithfishin'
GATO LOCO, thx. Which brand are you using? Read a few articles about making sure they open up quickly.

Damn Sorry bro I just got back on here
Grab two 36" from academy they are like 15 bucks apiece.
short rope and Bumper cause they will break loose and become part of the lake. (fact)
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#11718827 - 07/12/16 01:14 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
BADLANDER Offline
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Loc: DENTON TX
Originally Posted By: 8upwithfishin'
Drift fishing is new to me but thinking 2 socks are the way to go if I have other people. If so, what size for a 19 1/2' bass boat. Thx to all.
grab two 36" to stay @.5 you can use 1 right in the middle if no wind
Havent been drifting long myself just giving you my experiences.
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#11719047 - 07/12/16 02:47 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
El Gato Azul Offline
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Registered: 01/31/16
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Loc: Lewisville Texas
I have a 19 ft bass boat and I use a single 42" in up to 15-20mph winds...holds me around .5-.7 mph no problemo..use the steering wheel to straighten the boat


Edited by Cree (07/12/16 03:37 PM)
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#11719320 - 07/12/16 05:46 PM Re: Drift Sock [Re: 8upwithfishin']
8upwithfishin' Offline
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Thx to all...like the Academy price better. No problem GAATO LOCO. Fact, I know about losing anchors too. The wind shifted on me one day and the slack rope slipped out of the cleat. I took an old orange buoy marker and tied it on the end of the new one.

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