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Took My New Float Tube Out #12392460
08/19/17 04:48 PM
08/19/17 04:48 PM
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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.

Last edited by Flags; 08/19/17 04:50 PM. Reason: typo

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Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12392576
08/19/17 07:26 PM
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Awesome post. Glad you are back on the water.

Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12393051
08/20/17 02:02 AM
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That was cheap enough! Nice report.

Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12393088
08/20/17 02:21 AM
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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

Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12393298
08/20/17 10:06 AM
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Nice post! Those Athens sunnies need to be on high alert! hooked




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Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Brad R] #12393374
08/20/17 12:55 PM
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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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Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12393418
08/20/17 02:05 PM
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Nice post. Have you ever had any snake encounters while in your tube?

Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12396686
08/22/17 09:24 PM
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Nice post. Glad your back on the water! woot

Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Gitter Done] #12396996
08/23/17 01:49 AM
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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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Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12398901
08/24/17 08:21 AM
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Give 'me the business, Flags! fish


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Re: Took My New Float Tube Out [Re: Flags] #12422615
09/11/17 06:52 PM
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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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