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#12780482 - 06/04/18 09:56 PM Look at your boat
WackySenko Offline
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Registered: 05/14/07
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And realize how shallow 20' really is. Good reminder for moving into summer cheers
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#12780535 - 06/04/18 10:35 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
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I guess for some context I was out in 26' this past week after coming off a river system where the water is still much cooler and felt like i was fishing in the middle of the ocean. I know i was around good structure and a place i have caught many fish in the past, just a good visual reference to remind myself that it isn't that far down.
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#12780594 - 06/05/18 12:43 AM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
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Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Never been a bank beater. 20’ is my comfort zone.

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#12780712 - 06/05/18 07:39 AM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
Hog Jaw Offline
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Been looking deep another world all together , bad thing too many other guys watching me .

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#12780785 - 06/05/18 08:38 AM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
stringwise Online   content
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I’m lost. 20’ makes you nervous so you use your boat length to reassure you that 20’ isn’t really that deep?

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#12781077 - 06/05/18 11:56 AM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
Evan O'Brien Offline
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Some anglers are intimidated by fishing “deep water.” Deep water is a relative term depending on where you fish. In North Texas we don’t fish much of 50’+ water. But we do fish a lot of 15-35. So telling someone who is intimidated or unfamiliar fishing off shore to “look at the boat” around here is really just giving them a visual reference and something to relate to. It’s a simple way to put it that really does seem to help anglers get over that initial intimidation quickly.

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#12781246 - 06/05/18 01:46 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
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DONT look at my boat! It is scratched up and the Ultrex prop is beat up and the US2 looks like it drags pavement. It' drafts around 11-12", but you can obviously see I try to go shallower. Haha. You'd think I was scared of fishing deeper than waste high.

It is getting close to time to venture out a little deeper though.
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#12781275 - 06/05/18 02:04 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
aggieangler03 Online   content
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Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Used to fish 50-60 at Amistad with regularity. Of course 20' may be deep on some lakes. It's all relative.

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#12781302 - 06/05/18 02:28 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: stringwise]
WackySenko Offline
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Originally Posted By: stringwise
I’m lost. 20’ makes you nervous so you use your boat length to reassure you that 20’ isn’t really that deep?



Hell I don't know i was sitting in the boat rigging up and drinking some beers think the sun may have got to me grin . Deep water doesn't bother me Just coming off a specific body where you can catch them <10' year round it takes me a second to adjust. So yes giving myself a physical thing to reference helps with that. Start approaching 50 and i might get a little uneasy.
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#12781457 - 06/05/18 04:32 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: Hog Jaw]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: Hog Jaw
Been looking deep another world all together , bad thing too many other guys watching me .

Get used to it. Somebody sees you idling, much less fishing you can bet it's a new waypoint these days. It sucks but you can't fish the best stuff when people are around. Sometimes i just mark fish and keep going like I never saw anything and go back later.

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#12781919 - 06/05/18 09:45 PM Re: Look at your boat [Re: WackySenko]
Flooringit Offline
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Registered: 06/30/15
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I can be 5 ft from shore and it be 20ft deep here. I fish 20 all the time 30 a bit. Prolly start hitting 50 in the deep trout lakes
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