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#12489630 - 11/02/17 03:21 PM How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water
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https://video.bassmaster.com/detail/vide...e&q=Swindle

Gets discussed here all the time. Here's a short tutorial from GMan that may be of benefit.
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#12489653 - 11/02/17 03:38 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Well done. Gman not only talks the talk but walks the walk. I got caught in some bigguns at Rayburn one time. We launched at Twin Dykes and were fishing in 5 fingers. Fortunately the wind was outta the south but it was still a rough ride. My P11 done pretty good.
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#12489739 - 11/02/17 04:24 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Good info, that's what I was taught. thumb
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#12489778 - 11/02/17 04:43 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Great tips. Thanks for sharing.
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#12489794 - 11/02/17 05:00 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Good info. Does it work the same without a jackplate?

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#12489801 - 11/02/17 05:10 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: retdbasser]
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Originally Posted By: retdbasser
Good info. Does it work the same without a jackplate?


Yes same principle
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#12490091 - 11/02/17 09:09 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Also when they get too tall to run directly into them or with them, remember you can 45° them and zig zag them. When you approach a wave faster than you should (fixing to spear) remember you can turn hard to run off in the trough.

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#12490138 - 11/02/17 09:52 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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Also for your consideration, Matt Allen of Tactical Bassin explains running rough water pretty well. I’m still fairly new at driving a boat, and this video helped me a bunch and made me overall more confident in driving a boat when it gets rough.


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#12490156 - 11/02/17 10:19 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: GriddleGrizzly]
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Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
Also for your consideration, Matt Allen of Tactical Bassin explains running rough water pretty well. I’m still fairly new at driving a boat, and this video helped me a bunch and made me overall more confident in driving a boat when it gets rough.



that is like 10 inch chop, not really rough water in Texas

soft Cali anglers need to wear 2 pair of pampers LOL
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#12490164 - 11/02/17 10:29 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: Doug R.]
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
Also for your consideration, Matt Allen of Tactical Bassin explains running rough water pretty well. I’m still fairly new at driving a boat, and this video helped me a bunch and made me overall more confident in driving a boat when it gets rough.



that is like 10 inch chop, not really rough water in Texas

soft Cali anglers need to wear 2 pair of pampers LOL


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#12490174 - 11/02/17 10:47 PM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: Doug R.]
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.


that is like 10 inch chop, not really rough water in Texas

soft Cali anglers need to wear 2 pair of pampers LOL


Well, he admits that in the video. The basics and principles of operating the boat in rough(er) water that he presents I thought were good.


Edited by GriddleGrizzly (11/02/17 10:47 PM)

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#12490204 - 11/03/17 12:25 AM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: GriddleGrizzly]
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Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
Originally Posted By: Doug R.


that is like 10 inch chop, not really rough water in Texas

soft Cali anglers need to wear 2 pair of pampers LOL


Well, he admits that in the video. The basics and principles of operating the boat in rough(er) water that he presents I thought were good.


the principles are good, I am just being silly
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#12490279 - 11/03/17 06:50 AM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
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My advice is don't wear boxers! Very painful experience...

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#12490506 - 11/03/17 09:38 AM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
bigcat85 Offline
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should have had a go pro on my boat saturday and sunday morning at the the ram open on texoma!

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#12490533 - 11/03/17 09:50 AM Re: How to Drive a Bass Boat in Rough Water [Re: fouzman]
BAllen91 Offline
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Good information. What about when you don't have the option to zig zag, like on Fork where you have to run the boat lane and watch out for other boats. I only have a year of experience operating a boat. I have a ZX200 and while I'm pretty confident it can handle 3-4 footers at Fork I also tend to be overly cautious and sometimes don't run to my spots I like.

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