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Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes #9783947 03/01/14 03:11 PM
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I was able to snag a bass buddy over the winter for a steal of a price. It is register and all that stuff but I need to know what else is required to be able to use it on Texas lakes. I know I have to have life jackets and I think I have to have some sort of a sound device. I will only be using it during the day so I will not need any lights. I will not be out in large open water areas just in coves and the smaller lakes that have state parks.

It there any thing else I will need on board? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9783958 03/01/14 03:16 PM
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Congrats on snagging the boat--

Best advice I think I can give is go to the TP&W website and look at the requirements there.
Someone with good intentions could leave something out and you know what that could mean.

Enjoy!


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Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9784247 03/01/14 06:16 PM
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If you have a motor you need a registration sticker. Bunch of other stuff on TPWD site, flashlight/boat lights, whistle, etc.


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Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9785834 03/02/14 12:42 PM
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A throwable seat cushion

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: PKfishin] #9786802 03/02/14 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: PKfishin
If you have a motor you need a registration sticker. Bunch of other stuff on TPWD site, flashlight/boat lights, whistle, etc.


Whistle and Flashlight?

He's fishing not leading a parade........

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: RedRanger] #9786864 03/02/14 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: PKfishin
If you have a motor you need a registration sticker. Bunch of other stuff on TPWD site, flashlight/boat lights, whistle, etc.


Whistle and Flashlight?

He's fishing not leading a parade........
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Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9787366 03/02/14 09:33 PM
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If you have it registered and have TX numbers on it you've got most of the battle won. You will need lights if out after sunset or before sunrise like any other vessel. You also will need a sound producing device. Here is what I have on mt boat. With just a little air pressure you make a big sound.

http://www.basspro.com/SeaSense-Safety-Blaster-Horn/product/67743/

You also might consider an orange kayak flag to increase your visibility to boaters or wear a blaze orange hat. I've been amazed at how close people get before they ever see me.

The requirements are here. Read carefully as not everything applies. Most will be dependent on size. But once you put a trolling motor on it, regardless of size, you must have TX numbers to be legal.


http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/boat/safety/vessel_requirements/

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9791070 03/03/14 08:30 PM
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K.D. thanks! I've already got TX numbers just want to fish on some small lakes in East Texas with my 14 year old son. No night fishing or anything light that.

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: add147] #9791870 03/04/14 12:20 AM
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I had a 10' Bass Buster type boat and used to fish Monticello, Cypress Springs, Bob Sandlin, Gilmer, Fork and many other lakes in it. Stick to the major creeks in those lakes and you'll be fine and catch a lot of fish.

Re: Items need to use bass buddy on Texas Lakes [Re: Lil joe] #9792830 03/04/14 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: bass catcherman
A throwable seat cushion


Onjly required if boat is 16' or longer.


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