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Dog Fishing #13587557 06/08/20 07:09 PM
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Hello All,

Do any of you take your dog fishing? If so, do you have any suggestions on making it easier to get the dog back in your boat? I have a Ranger that has a regular boarding ladder.

I have a lab that loves to fish and cool off in the lake. The issue is getting a wet lab back in a fiberglass bass boat...not the easiest. There's got to be a better way or product solution.

Any suggestions are appreciated based on your experience or product use.

Thank you!

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Re: Dog Fishing [Re: mak123] #13587568 06/08/20 07:22 PM
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I take mine a lot. I pull to shore and let her out to pee and run around since I'm on shore she can also swim too. Then when you're ready to go it's easier to get into the boat. Trying it your way can be dangerous especially if a Gator is in the area.


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Re: Dog Fishing [Re: mak123] #13587570 06/08/20 07:25 PM
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I take my dog all the time. I generally just pull up on the bank midday to let him do his business. When he gets in the water, I have a life jacket on him that has two handles. I literally grab those handles and pull him over the edge of the boat. He shakes off and makes a mess, but it's worth it.

Re: Dog Fishing [Re: mak123] #13587576 06/08/20 07:31 PM
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All the time. I just grab her by the skin and pull her back in. I’m
Assuming since you’re asking that’s not an option, so
I would do as others suggest and pull up to a bank.


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Re: Dog Fishing [Re: mak123] #13587585 06/08/20 07:41 PM
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I usually pulled up to the bank, got out and let him fetch stuff out of the water for a while. Luckily he only jumped out when he was a pup. He eventually realized I was going to pull over so he could play and never had to pull him in from the lake again.

Re: Dog Fishing [Re: mak123] #13587594 06/08/20 07:52 PM
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I use a harness for mine. I keep a leash on him so he can move around and get under the console to cool off. When he jumps in I just pull him back in.. [Linked Image]

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I love dogs, but I don't get the take the dog in the boat routine. All the videos I see of em look like a pain in the butt. It's hard enough for my old butt getting around in the boat and side stepping rods on the deck without having a dog under my feet. Especially if it's on a windy day. Love me some dogs, but nope!


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Duck hunters say that if you grab them by the back of the neck and put downward pressure on their neck they are able to use their hind legs to climb up the side of the boat. Duck boats are usually aluminum and not fiberglass, so it might work better for them.


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Good stuff!

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I used to take mine all the time. Until he took a jerkbait in the neck. It was a mess, since I was by myself. I was fishing and my jerkbait hit something (felt like a bite). So I set the hook and the bait went flying to the back of boat and stuck my dog like a dart. Be very careful out there. I still feel terrible about it.

He’s all good. We were 5 mins away from a vet and t it taken care of. He didn’t even need staples.


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And that's one more reason not to have my buddy in the boat. Lots of other things we do together. In a boat...nope.


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Muskie net?!?


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This guy goes everytime to boat moves. He wears a life vest when we are running. He does not like to swim so he will not jump in the water. He is absolutely no problem on the boat. Matter of fact most people recognize us by him being on the boat. Pull up to shore he takes care of business and back on the boat. The other bullies we have had did not like being on the boat, but he loves it.

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Here is an article about the 5 best boat ladders for dogs.

https://topdogtips.com/best-dog-boat-ladders/

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I realize this is not quite on topic but had to share. This is my buddy's male Golden, he is the absolute best fishing dog I have seen. He brings a coffee bucket and when he has "to go" ....well, the pic speaks for itself. I though this was the coolest thing.

I don't think #2 has been figured out yet smile




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