Today I wanted to cover two subjects that I feel will fit easily into one show. I want to start out actually with hiring guides because I think it is one of the best ways you can learn how to fish, learn specific bodies of water and learn to effectively fish from boats.
I then want to turn to fishing from boats on your own. I want to cover some old school gear and some latest cutting edge stuff as well. I want to tell you why I personally prefer a center console boat style to most “bass boats” if you really want a versatile fishing boat.
I want to talk about depth finders a bit along with effective use of a GPS system and why they are so valuable. I will talk some about creating “chum holes”, bit about trolling and the “hell pet” technique and some other stuff I have learned over the years.
Join Me Today as I Discuss…
- How to find a good guide
- How to talk to a guide to get the most out of him
- Why you should always tip your guide
- Why boats are one thing I don’t often like to buy used but I still will
- The most common fresh water fishing boats
- First what do What does SC, T, WT and CC mean
- Flat Bottom and V-Hull “jon boats”
- The typical “bass boat”
- The “all around” V-Hull
- The Center Console
- Deck and Pontoon Boats
- Anchoring isn’t a good idea at times here is why
- Trolling motors, all the main options
- Hand tiller
- Foot control
- Remote control
- Automated with GPS – Coolest thing since sliced bread
- Things you learn the hard way when you own a boat
- Don’t forget to pull up the anchor
- You are going to hit stuff
- Everyone wants to fish with you, few want to help run your boat
- Putting boats in and out is a pain in the ass
- Coming home in the dark is a pain in the ass
- Things always break at the worst possible time
- Your trolling motor wants to eat your line
- Lines at ramps get long
- Tree branches in your face hurt
- Get two bilge pumps
- When it rains or the wind gets bad, go the hell home
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