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Estes flats - Big Cut #13759478 11/06/20 04:24 PM
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Is the below an acceptable path to run from ICW to big cut? Tried yesterday and started off going too Far East of this path. I pretty much idled across the flats at around 2ft of water until getting close to Big Cut, dropped trolling motor, but it was impassable. Just wind drifted out the whole way and fished. But, Iā€™d like tips for running on plane around here. Seems common for people to run on plane in 2 ft of water.

I have a 17ft Mako Pro Skiff, but I have no desire to push its limits. Thanks. [Linked Image]

Re: Estes flats - Big Cut [Re: ShinerInTx] #13764565 11/10/20 05:01 PM
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OP I've been across there a bunch but always in shallow running boats. I'm guessing the draft is 18" on plane on your boat? At normal or even higher tide you'll be fine. Lower tides especially in January or August would be iffy.

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Re: Estes flats - Big Cut [Re: ShinerInTx] #13765233 11/10/20 11:35 PM
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It helps if you go a little wider (more toward the boat to the west) and enter the cut straight in. As Jerry said, at higher tide (1' MSL or better) you should have no problem as long as you stay in the cut. At lower tide than that I wouldn't chance it. If you get outside the cut even a little, it goes from feet to inches. The cut is marked but not real well. Also, getting into California Hole will have the same issue at low tide. The entrances to California Hole, both from Estes, thru Big Bayou and from Corpus Christi Cut (or Morris and Cummins Cut) get pretty shallow. At low tide they are pretty scary.

And always have a Sea Tow or Boat US towing membership.

Re: Estes flats - Big Cut [Re: ShinerInTx] #13772481 11/16/20 04:28 PM
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How I run Big Cut to Intracoastal.

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