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#12392460 - 08/19/17 11:48 AM Took My New Float Tube Out
Flags Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 150
For all that follow my posts you will remember that I lost my previous tube. I tried to use an old donut style tube I have but it wouldn't hold air. So, I had to get a new tube. The Cabelas in Allen TX had a Caddis (Nevada Model) for $99 and I decided that would do. I have a Cabelas visa and always have a bunch of points so I used points to pay for the tube and paid the sales tax with cash. So the tube cost me a whopping $7 and change.

Today was the first day I could use it so I loaded up at daylight and went to Lake Athens. The tube worked fine and the fish were biting.I spent a few hrs catching one sunfish after another. I didn't want any for the table so I turned them all loose. I used my typical Lake Athens rig of a 1/64th oz unpainted jig head with a piece of crawler about an inch long. The redbreasts could leave it alone. I'd guess I got 30-40 of them up to about 10 inches long. In between the sunfish I got a small bass and a channel cat of around 2 lbs. I kept the cat for supper.

I'm back in business! Life is good here in East TX.


Edited by Flags (08/19/17 11:50 AM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#12392576 - 08/19/17 02:26 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Awesome post. Glad you are back on the water.

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#12393051 - 08/19/17 09:02 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
trapperben Offline
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Registered: 01/10/03
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Loc: Bryan or Panhandle
That was cheap enough! Nice report.

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#12393088 - 08/19/17 09:21 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1557
Loc: Texas
Flags, does your new tube have any new "stuff" on it that your old tube didn't?

Good report! Nice to see you caught both quantity and quality!

Brad

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#12393298 - 08/20/17 05:06 AM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice post! Those Athens sunnies need to be on high alert! hooked
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#12393374 - 08/20/17 07:55 AM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Brad R]
Flags Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 150
Originally Posted By: Brad R
Flags, does your new tube have any new "stuff" on it that your old tube didn't?

Good report! Nice to see you caught both quantity and quality!

Brad


It's a smaller tube and has 2 less pockets for carrying gear than the older one. Not really a big deal because having lots pockets usually leads to carrying too much gear anyways. It is also green and not blue which means nothing since color doesn't matter to fish. I also sit a little higher in it than the old one which will take a little getting used to and it seems a little more maneuverable which is a good thing. Since it only cost $7 in real money I can't complain at all. I'll get at least 7 years out of this one so that is cheap fishing.
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#12393418 - 08/20/17 09:05 AM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10692
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice post. Have you ever had any snake encounters while in your tube?

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#12396686 - 08/22/17 04:24 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 11131
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice post. Glad your back on the water! woot

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#12396996 - 08/22/17 08:49 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Gitter Done]
Flags Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 150
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Nice post. Have you ever had any snake encounters while in your tube?


Nope. I have had snapping turtles surface next to me and have had a beaver on Athens swim a circle around me. I figure they were curious and didn't know what I was. In CO once I had a river otter steal a trout off a stringer I had hooked to a plastic ring. That was kind of cool.
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#12398901 - 08/24/17 03:21 AM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3922
Loc: South Texas
Give 'me the business, Flags! fish
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#12422615 - 09/11/17 01:52 PM Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags]
Woodwzrd Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 137
Loc: IRVING & CANTON TX
I have 5 Deshutes Float Tube Covers....has backrest and 2 or 3 compartments...Just add Tubes....I'm not gonna use them......new in box.

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