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#12314408 - 06/27/17 10:24 PM Fishing Alone..
BassMan5000 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 49
Loc: Ray Hubbard
I am finally getting a boat of my own. I am a bit of a lone wolf and don't mind fishing by myself. Any precuations I need to take when fishing alone?/ My boat has a kill switch..but I just wanted to throw this out there to see what others do when fishing alone.. My home lake is Ray Hubbard..I have a 19ft Xpress X19 with a Yahmaha 150. Thanks

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#12314409 - 06/27/17 10:26 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
Michael.Beaty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1139
Loc: south side of Texoma
When fishing alone I always keep the kill switch connected and phone out of pocket just in case

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#12314414 - 06/27/17 10:33 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: Michael.Beaty]
21xs Elite Online   content
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3821
Originally Posted By: Michael.Beaty
When fishing alone I always keep the kill switch connected and phone out of pocket just in case

Bout as good advice as you can get^^^^^

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#12314438 - 06/27/17 10:55 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
DevinJoe Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 278
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
Life jacket. No one to save you or throw one to you if alone. And enjoy fishing alone. You don't have to got get anyone else in hung. Or listen to complaining about a slow day. Etc etc etc. I much prefer fishing alone.

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#12314440 - 06/27/17 10:56 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 3329
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Get you a speaker to play music while you fish.
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#12314442 - 06/27/17 10:57 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
basseditor Offline
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 603
Loc: Austin
I wear my inflatable life jacket when alone.
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#12314446 - 06/27/17 11:02 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
stratos caster Online   content
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 219
Loc: whiteoak,tx
Let someone know where you Launch and area you plan to fish.

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#12314447 - 06/27/17 11:03 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2292
Loc: McKinney, TX
1.) Life Jacket and Kill Switch!
2.) Have a plan for how you would get back in your boat.
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#12314455 - 06/27/17 11:09 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: basseditor]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1505
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: basseditor
I wear my inflatable life jacket when alone.

This is a must. If you don't have one, purchase a comfortable auto-inflate vest you will wear every minute on the water. Always have your cell phone charged. Have enough drinks and snacks in case you get stranded. Let someone know where you'll be fishing. Have a first aid kit in your boat. Carry an extra prop and enough tools to change a prop, fix a leaking hose, etc.
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#12314456 - 06/27/17 11:10 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: DevinJoe]
BassMan5000 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 49
Loc: Ray Hubbard
I find I am more focused.. The main thing I hate is being in the back seat and your driver is only focused on his line of sight..You might be right in the middle of working a good set-up then Bam!! there goes the trolling motor and you off your spot..When the roles are reversed I always try and watch what my partner is doing as much as myself out of respect.. I let him work his set then move on..Some folks just dont get it..and get offended if you say something. Hence my own boat

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#12314467 - 06/27/17 11:37 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
fitter2259 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 6127
Loc: Humble, Texas
Good advice on this thread.......

Lifejacket is a must, get a lightweight inflatable that's comfortable, put it on and keep it on.

Make sure you can get back in the boat if you go over, ride motor up, roll up ladder, what ever it takes, just make sure you have a way back aboard.

If you were to get injured, go over, and cant get back in, put your phone in a spot you can reach it if necessary. Put it in a zip-loc if you have to, just make sure its reachable if you need to get to it. I fish alone a lot and have ever had an incident where I needed help, but before the trolling motor goes down I make sure I'm prepared to contact someone if I do.

Preventive maintenance, make sure all essential equipment is in good working order, doing on the water repairs is a lot harder if your alone.
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#12314471 - 06/27/17 11:44 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
Fishinreelslow Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 320
Loc: Eagle Mtn.Lake
Full time PFD and also have a flare gun. I have a small rope on a cleat on the front and rear if needed.
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#12314474 - 06/27/17 11:48 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: Fishinreelslow]
BassMan5000 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/06/17
Posts: 49
Loc: Ray Hubbard
I like the small rope and cleat Idea..Good advice from all the post. Thanks one and all from a new member.

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#12314480 - 06/27/17 11:59 PM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
crankn101 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4503
Loc: Longmont co.
I need to buy me an inflatable...


I love fishing solo, put on my old country music down low and just focus on every cast.

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#12314483 - 06/28/17 12:06 AM Re: Fishing Alone.. [Re: BassMan5000]
tmd11111 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 887
Loc: San Angelo
I work in a manufacturing plant that runs 24/7. I work 12hr shifts 4 days on 4 days off. Its great when i'm off weekdays because the local lake I fish might have 5 or 6 other boats at most. This could be a disadvantage though if an accident were to happen. I always let my wife know where i'll be at, about what time I'll leave and where I launched from. Also as others have said, PFD, kill switch, and leave phone in console not pocket. The ropes tied to cleats is a great idea as well if you dont have a swim ladder.

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