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#12575938 - 01/12/18 05:31 PM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: BlueGill72]
borntofish1 Online   content
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Registered: 06/03/12
Posts: 413
Loc: argyle,tx
BlueGill, its not just YOU. We all struggle in boat lanes on windy stumpy lakes. Some people are just far more riskier boaters, not necessarily better boaters, than others. Havent been doing this long, but one thing I have learned if I am not comfortable doing it, I wont do it. Probably why I only fish solo events out of my own boat. I don't have time worrying about my dumb arse driver running 60 mph through a stumpfield trimming it high and letting it fly. Just because Luke and Duke are going up north 30 miles in 25 mph wind doesn't mean you have to. This is life and death. Not worth me not making it home to my family. Become a "meteorologist", plan your fish around mother nature, if you challenge her, you will eventually lose.

Fish smart.


Edited by borntofish1 (01/12/18 05:36 PM)

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#12576374 - 01/13/18 03:21 AM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: BlueGill72]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3084
Loc: Arlington
For Fork, you are better off checking the weather and making a plan in advance as to which creeks will keep you out of the wind and just stay there all day. Some of those are big enough to spend the entire day in. Trailer to weigh in if allowed.

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#12576488 - 01/13/18 08:13 AM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: BlueGill72]
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3183
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
A man has to know his limitations.
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#12581747 - 01/16/18 05:53 PM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: ChuChu1]
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1372
Loc: East Montgomery County
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
A man has to know his limitations.
+1

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#12585516 - 01/19/18 08:22 AM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3972
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
For Fork, you are better off checking the weather and making a plan in advance as to which creeks will keep you out of the wind and just stay there all day. Some of those are big enough to spend the entire day in. Trailer to weigh in if allowed.


This, and not just Fork. Texoma comes to mind.

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#12588284 - Yesterday at 10:06 AM Re: Handling Rough Water [Re: BlueGill72]
Larry Mosby Offline
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Registered: 12/11/14
Posts: 113
Loc: Rusk County, Garrison, Texas
Taking waves head on is always the roughest. Watch the weather forecast and wind direction and speed when planning your trips. Wear your PFD and attach your kill switch always when the big engine is running. Let someone know where you're going and what time you plan on returning if you're fishing alone. Learn how to mark a MOB waypoint on your graph just in case. Never set your trolling motor in continuous mode while fishing alone. A friend drowned years ago because of this. If your fishing tournaments then give yourself plenty of time to make weigh in at a safe speed. They don't make a bass boat that's going to ride smooth when it gets bad. If your in stumps then just idling could put a whole in the hull if the waves are big enough. Boat lanes and open water can have floaters in them during or after high winds so watch out. Always error towards caution when boating.
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