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#12341382 - 07/15/17 05:09 PM CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!!
HookinToads Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 255
How do these fish in open, deep water when you're deep cranking or fishing brush piles and you've got white caps out on the water? Is it so noticeable compared to the same size glass boats (18-19 ft) or are they getting just as rolled? I wanna know if you can fish comfortably, relatively speaking, in deep water in 20 mph winds on our lakes in DFW. This will ultimately help me decide on either aluminum or glass. Thanks boys!

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#12341389 - 07/15/17 05:14 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
Fish2222 Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 180
I fish a relatively heavy 17' alum....fully decked.... it's light....a 20 mph wind is practically unfishable.
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#12341400 - 07/15/17 05:27 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
perrypogue Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 262
Loc: haskell tx
An aluminum boat (I fish from a 16' Duracraft) is best suited for small lakes or river lakes. You shouldn't have to ask if they do as well as a glass boat. But still I like mine. I can launch anywhere, I can make many trips w/o refilling my 6 gallon gas tank. It's much more economical to tow. I can fish skinny water. When I'm caught in white caps I just slow way down .... takes a lot longer to get anywhere but it's dry and safe ... but not fast! So, wasn't it Dirty Harry who said you've got to know your limitations.

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#12341406 - 07/15/17 05:37 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
5Redman8 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2890
Loc: Forney
I hated my Xpress!!!

Constantly on the trolling motor in the slightest wind
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#12341416 - 07/15/17 05:53 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 20089
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Get an Ultrex. It solves the aluminum in wind issue
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#12341418 - 07/15/17 05:56 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
saibling Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 82
I've owned a Bass tracker pro team 175 I'm now fishing a Nitro been in lots of boats If you are interested in aluminum boats look at the gator trax.

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#12341430 - 07/15/17 06:04 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: Frank the Tank]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8754
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Get an Ultrex. It solves the aluminum in wind issue



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#12341444 - 07/15/17 06:20 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: Doug R.]
HookinToads Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 255
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
Get an Ultrex. It solves the aluminum in wind issue



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Definitely getting an Ultrex. I figured that would hold my position but I'm just concerned about getting rolled all day in moderate winds.

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#12341446 - 07/15/17 06:23 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
goodman1389 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 258
Loc: Mansfield,TX
If your wanting to primarily fish deep then a fiberglass is going to handle that better. I love my Tracker but I know it's limitations. Windy days I stay home or I flip bushes in wind protected creeks and coves.

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#12341447 - 07/15/17 06:25 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6771
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I have a RT188 with a MK Terrova 80 with spotloc,..good til about 15mph, small white caps are ok,

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#12341451 - 07/15/17 06:29 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
C Worthy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2274
Loc: Wylie
I have a Lowe 175 FM.... excellent boat with a 80 lb MG Xi5. It will hold but trying to fish in a 20 mph wind is tough. I mean tough. The worst part is trying to cut those white caps going from one spot to another. I fished with Jerry Hancock, Mark and myself trying to do some crappie fishing. We caught fish at every location but the ride between those locations was a soaking. 20 mph wind is going to soak you. My boat is 8' wide and 22" deep to the floor so it was very stable and we were never had any fear of the whitecaps but the wind with those waves will keep you nice and wet. Aluminum hull boats don't have hulls designed to throw the water out, so it throws it up. I still would not go back to a fiberglass hull, just love my Lowe.
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#12341519 - 07/15/17 07:37 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
gatoreyes Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 452
Loc: Keller, TX
I too have an RT188 and like most aspects of it. But it's not for 20 mph winds in open water, regardless of the TM. Above 15, I look for coves. But aluminum is so much more economical that I'm willing to make adjustments.

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#12341694 - 07/15/17 08:54 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
HookinToads Online   content
Angler

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 255
Cool. Guess you've never looked at reviews for anything. I mean, what kind of dip would do that? I'll edit out the part where I said I'll buy what ya'll think is good.

...Can't find it anywhere.

Thanks for your input though!

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#12341742 - 07/15/17 09:12 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
perrypogue Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 262
Loc: haskell tx
I say if you can't say something positive why don't you just move on to the next thread? Why is it necessary to make yourself look like a douche bag with your ugly comments?

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#12341879 - 07/15/17 10:11 PM Re: CALLING ALL ALUMINUM BOATERS!!! [Re: HookinToads]
formula462 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/08/13
Posts: 1602
Loc: arlington, tx
Aggie...nuff said

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