Besides bass, I do this (boating content)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Chad Michael, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Just watch the first 0:30 and you will get it....
  2. BTW - that is my friend Pete, he has much more experience and a much nicer boat than mine....
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Good luck with that.:woot:
  4. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Wouldn't be for me (I spent a couple of months on a fishing trawler in the North Sea and experienced some heavy weather, so I can't see how this would be fun).

    But hey, whatever floats your boat...:D
  5. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    There was a moment there I wasn’t sure it would continue to float.

    I have done plenty of whitewater rafting, but never under power.

    I can definitely see how this would get the ole adrenal glands pumping.
  6. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Every summer I try to get out on one of the many Wisconsin fishing lakes as often as I can with either my canoe or rowboat. I'm usually the only person on the water who is still using muscle power to propel a watercraft larger than a kayak.

    For me, this is the opposite of whitewater excitement. I'll typically go and paddle or row around the lake in the early morning or evening to avoid the usual midday winds. Sometimes I'll bring a small rod and reel and fish for panfish or bass when I pause for rest, but I'm mostly content to enjoy being on the water and among the surrounding woodlands and experience nature.

    It's not an exaggeration to say that these two or three times a month outings are largely responsible for maintaining my emotional health and keeping my mental stress levels down. Plus, I really need the exercise.
  7. There is a thing about river boating (be it power boats, kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)

    You are accessing beautiful geography that few will ever see..... pics don't do justice, I'll try to find a few anyway
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  8. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Wouldn't it be a lot more fun going with the current??
  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    That’s the beauty of it. After you fight your way up the river you get to fly back down it.
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  10. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    Like a lot of people, I cheat. I get a buddy to drop me off at one spot and then they drive to another spot some miles downstream and wait for me.
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  13. Not much luck involved, once we learn how rivers and jet boats work.
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  15. Boater Chad Schatz running 'Eye of the Needle' rapid on the Lower Salmon... post #12 pic #2, we were camped right below this rapid.
  16. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    That was my question. what type of drive.
  17. Here is a nice vid from Hamilton, explains how and why … Please keep in mind that jets aren't necessarily the best in every boating application, but they do fine in local waters...

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  18. pappabass

    pappabass Inactive

    May 19, 2006
    Alabama !! Roll Tide
    Cool, we have been caught in gulf of mex in waves that look like that!
  19. shored jb.jpg OOpps, it is easy to make a mistake doing this.... o_O
  20. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Are you anywhere around Riggins? I've been through there a number of times, and have driven 95 from Moscow to Boise a lot.