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pictures of your first bass boat #13402481 01/13/20 01:44 PM
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1972-1974....15 ft Crosby ski sled with 50 hp Johnson,Otasco hand held trolling motor and captains chairs.....there were a lot of ski boats converted to bass boats back in early days of tournament fishing...

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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402523 01/13/20 02:11 PM
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Mine was a 73 Skeeter Baron... 70 horse Johnson, we bought it from some guy in Balch Springs in 1987. My uncle and I put a Humminbird LCR 8000 (I think that’s what it was)... We learned a lot with that boat... We sunk it on Monticello in January of 88, that was no fun at all


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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402550 01/13/20 02:35 PM
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My dad's was a 14' Terry Bass with a 20 HP Johnson that had electric start but no alternator. We put a Flasher Depth Finder and one of the NEW foot controlled Motorquide trolling motors. Stick steered boat and we were in hog heaven on Caddo Lake and Lake "O" the Pines. [Linked Image]

Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402566 01/13/20 02:53 PM
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No camera back then.

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Originally Posted by beartrap
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1972-1974....15 ft Crosby ski sled with 50 hp Johnson,Otasco hand held trolling motor and captains chairs.....there were a lot of ski boats converted to bass boats back in early days of tournament fishing...

People could ski without 400hp and a huge wake? laugh

Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402698 01/13/20 04:24 PM
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19 foot HIP-Bass! Learned a lot of lessons the hard way in that old aluminum boat. Caught a ton of fish out of it too.


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This isn't the actual boat, but my first was a 1974 Thunderbolt with a 50 HP Merc that I bought used in 1979. Looked about like this one.

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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402819 01/13/20 06:01 PM
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Sears Ted Williams mode. I learned a lot about fishing and boating in that boat. It went on to save lives in hurricane Katrina and I never saw her again.

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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402854 01/13/20 06:28 PM
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14' Alumacraft, 20 hp Mercury tiller, cant remember the name of the depth finder (round, grey one) or troller but sure they dont make them anymore. If that doesnt count, next one was a Ranger TR10, 85 hp Johnson, Johnson 12/24 troller and 2 Humminbird Super Sixties.

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1984 Tracker 1, 15' w/Mariner 25. Motor Guide 35lb troller. Came with a flasher AND a paper graph!! Really started learning to bass fish out of that thing,

Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13402942 01/13/20 07:31 PM
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Photo of Ken Addington's first fishing trip out of his uncles boat. Ken is the young man second to left.
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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: Jpurdue] #13403152 01/13/20 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Photo of Ken Addington's first fishing trip out of his uncles boat. Ken is the young man second to left.
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Must not have hit his growth spurt yet?


R.I.P. Mike "pappy" "broken rod" Green born 07-16-62 on to better fishing 06-10-08.
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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: beartrap] #13403269 01/14/20 12:13 AM
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16' Lowe tracker, named it "Catchin Hell"

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I sure wish I had a picture of my first boat. It was a '72 VIP stick steer w/ 50 hp Johnson. My Dad bought it brand new and passed it down to me when I graduated from high school in '80. I spent a many day fishing from it on Toledo Bend and Lake Palestine with my Dad as I was growing up.


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Re: pictures of your first bass boat [Re: Jpurdue] #13403351 01/14/20 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Photo of Ken Addington's first fishing trip out of his uncles boat. Ken is the young man second to left.
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Who says you can’t fish 4 comfortably out of a 17 ft boat. banana


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