texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
FunNSunTackle, Noahsmith0218, fisherman18, Davvyboy1, aggiegolfer09
109183 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,012
hopalong 78,903
Pilothawk 77,397
John175® 69,705
JDavis7873® 67,392
Derek 🐝 61,601
Tritonman 58,365
LoneStarSon® 54,784
Mark Perry 54,468
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics775,508
Posts12,977,776
Members109,183
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Alternative to boats #12753967
05/14/18 01:26 AM
05/14/18 01:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 9
B
bugle lips Offline OP
Green Horn
bugle lips  Offline OP
Green Horn
B

Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 9
I hope this isn't too off topic but I remember back in middle school a couple of friends of mine and I bought 6 large inner tubes and lashed them together and we had a pretty neat raft, Anyone try this before besides me? I know that this could potentially hazardous considering I'm going to be trying to fish from this thing.Ive pretty much had my fill of bank fishing. Thoughts or suggestions?

Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips] #12754055
05/14/18 02:54 AM
05/14/18 02:54 AM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 97
Grand Prairie
P
Paths Offline
Outdoorsman
Paths  Offline
Outdoorsman
P

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 97
Grand Prairie
I'd just go ahead and get a fishing tube. Less hassle.

Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips] #12754525
05/14/18 03:10 PM
05/14/18 03:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 374
P
porta Offline
Angler
porta  Offline
Angler
P

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 374
How will the raft be propelled and steered? Unless it is a river, where you can float down the Deep spots and walk on the shallow spots ? How will you sit comfortably for hours, like you do on the bank? How or where will all of your gear be stored? If it is a budget thing, used fishing tubes are sometimes given away or sold cheap.

Last edited by porta; 05/14/18 03:18 PM.
Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips] #12757126
05/16/18 02:21 AM
05/16/18 02:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 440
Dallas,& Freestone counties
P
pop r Offline
Angler
pop r  Offline
Angler
P

Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 440
Dallas,& Freestone counties
roflmao I made one when I was 16 out of a tractor tube and a 4x4 piece of plywood strapped together. I put it in White rock lake. It was very hard to control with a paddle. I had been on the water for less then 15 minutes before a game warden stopped by and told me to get that piece of ---- of the lake and don't bring it back. He informed me that I could have received several tickets. Just mtc.

Re: Alternative to boats [Re: bugle lips] #12765283
05/22/18 06:52 PM
05/22/18 06:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 473
Irving, TX
T
TXMulti-Species Online happy
Angler
TXMulti-Species  Online Happy
Angler
T

Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 473
Irving, TX
Made one with 4 inner tubes and drifted out quite a ways into the ocean with a couple buddies to dive. It wasn't too stable, and I highly doubt you could fish off of it comfortably. Was fun though!


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
https://txmultispecies.imgur.com/
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2