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Old 03-09-2006, 03:26 PM
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Default Pontoon boats

I've used a float tube for awhile now and am thinking of making the jump to a personal pontoon boat. I've looked at a few and looked at some online. So far I like the Outcast Fish Cat Cougar with the double pontoons per side. It is rigged for an anchor system (although not included) and a few other features I like. Does anyone have any comments or experience with this or any other pontoon boats. I plan on using on our slow moving Platte river here in Wyoming and on some lakes.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:43 PM
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mac,, I own an outcast fishcat and find it to be my fishing machine. the dual pontoons ride lower in the water and give you a wider platform on each side to lay your gear and rod. I also lay a 27lb gell cell wheel chair battery in the crack between the dual pontoon for my trolling motor..I also use fins with mine in still water. I sent my boat over to a fabricator and had an aluminum sliding standing platform with leaning rail added to my boat for stand up fishing in still water..It slides under my seat when not in use.. I have made serveral float trips on small rivers and fished many ponds...You will love it..
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:34 AM
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Thanks a ton Mike! I would like to see a pic of the platform cause that sounds like a great way to go. Did you put a rod holder on it? If so was it the type that straps around the pontoon?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:32 AM
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Mac, I haven't used a rod holder yet cause I can just lay it next to me on the pontoon. They do offer it as an accessory. The pontoons have 8 straps that attatch to a D ring on the sides of the pontoon and secure to the frame. It allows you to slip pontoons forward and back for weight distribution. I am going to attatch pic. The slid allows the platform to slide back under the seat.

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Old 03-11-2006, 11:55 AM
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Default Pontoon boat.

You might have a look at the SOTAR pontoon boat.
They are constructed in Merlin,Oregon. Excellent
boat. They are rated for class 5 water, very
stable, well constructed with a top knotch rowing
frame. They make them in one and two person
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Pictures of my husband and my boats. The flush mount rod holder is now three of them. Point rods out back and slightly to the left and I can take three loaded rods, plus carry the forth (floating, floating rigged for deep nymphing, intermediate or type II, type V or depth charge and wet cell type II for weedy places)

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Old 05-03-2006, 01:15 PM
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mike,,do you use that pontoon on the lower mt fork very much ?? and do you have have a permit for a boat too.??? thanks
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:41 PM
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Waynemorgan, I do not use my pontoon boat in the lower mountain fork..there are very few location that one could put to float..However in zone 1 you could fish the evening hole down to the swimming hole. In zone 2 you would have to pack it a long ways down the river to put in and I only see a few tubes below the dam. However at the re-rig dam you could fish below it where they put he canoes in for floats down river.. I mostly fish ponds the upper mountain fork and the glover river..I had to raise my standing platform about 3 inches to a 2" deep box located just under the seat now it fishes well.. mikelove
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:18 PM
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thanks,mike
i have not been there for some years but when fuel prices drop i am going back for about two weeks ,i hope to have everything set up by then....
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Another alternative is the Watermaster boat. It packs into a backpack weighing 40lbs. It's great for floating rivers and in lakes its pretty good aswell. It's also fairly affordable which is a bonus
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