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Old 04-29-2010, 11:00 PM
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How would I go about wading a soft bottom lake?

In East Texas it's rivers or lakes not very many streams around here and no trout either...
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Good question, I'd like to know the answer. I usually take the drift boat out when fishing lakes, but yesterday after work I went out to Delaney Buttes and fished for a couple of hours planning on wading. Most of the three lakes are still ice covered except for a small band on the west side. When trying to wade it felt more like trying to wade in quick sand, I quickly retreated to the bank giving up on trying to wade.

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Sounds like the ideal place for a float tube or a pontoon...

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Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

I've seen snowshoe type things for just this purpose, but that was a while ago and I don't remember what they were called.
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I was going to mention snowshoes too but I doubt they'd have that in Texas.

Up here we have a chance of snow this weekend. Better get the toque out.
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Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

If you are looking to walk the edges of soft bottoms, or wade in the shallow portion of the lake, Cabelas sells a product called "mudders" that strap onto any shoe - they expand when you step down and contract when you pick up your foot so you can break free of the suction of the mud. Originally designed for getting in/out of duck blinds.

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If you are looking to walk the edges of soft bottoms, or wade in the shallow portion of the lake, Cabelas sells a product called "mudders" that strap onto any shoe - they expand when you step down and contract when you pick up your foot so you can break free of the suction of the mud. Originally designed for getting in/out of duck blinds.

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Thanks, I just knew you guys would have a solution to this. This forum is a great source of information!

Dan: I hear you on that, but where I was fishing the other evening, I didn't want to bother with my float tube, besides the water temp is really cold, most of the lakes is still frozen over except for a small 50 ft section next to the west shore.

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If you are looking to walk the edges of soft bottoms, or wade in the shallow portion of the lake, Cabelas sells a product called "mudders" that strap onto any shoe - they expand when you step down and contract when you pick up your foot so you can break free of the suction of the mud. Originally designed for getting in/out of duck blinds.

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Thanks for the tips.
I fish from a kayak a lot; looking at doing something different?
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1 Milk Crate +1 Pair of Tin Snips + 2 small ratchet straps

Sorry boys...is my redneck showing?
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1 Milk Crate +1 Pair of Tin Snips + 2 small ratchet straps

Sorry boys...is my redneck showing?
Good idea!

I was thinking of some old tennis rackets and cutting the handles off???

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These ideas could become real dangerous on second thought if I have to swim for it with any of these contraptions???
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