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View Poll Results: How do you primarily get to the fish? Select all that apply.

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  • Wade / Shore fish

    84 80.77%
  • Use a Pontoon Boat or Float Tube

    19 18.27%
  • Use a Kayak or Canoe

    26 25.00%
  • Use a power or flats boat

    8 7.69%
  • Use a drift boat or whitewater raft

    7 6.73%
  • Use a pram or Jon boat

    6 5.77%
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  1. #1
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    Default How do you get to the fish?

    In full disclosure, I personally have several types of watercraft both human driven and motor driven which I use to fish various water. Being that I live on the coast in California, naturally I fish the ocean, the bays, and the delta, but over the last few years I have been drawn inland to lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. In the last couple of years instead of using one of my boats I tend to wade a river or stream. However, being it is still winter I have been thinking I would like to use my boats more this year and I was curious what others use to get to the fish. Hence this poll.

  2. #2

    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Aside from hiking and wading, I'll be using my newly acquired kayak to gain access to some small lakes, ponds, and slower moving rivers.

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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Quote Originally Posted by benjohnson41 View Post
    Aside from hiking and wading, I'll be using my newly acquired kayak to gain access to some small lakes, ponds, and slower moving rivers.

    X2 ^^^


    Sent from my kayak...

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  6. #4
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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Mostly I wade but I have an NFO Rampage pontoon that I like to use, but it is more of a taxi to get to one fishy spot then I wade fish for awhile, then get back in and move down river to the next spot. I also have a drift boat, but I usually will only use that when I fishing with friends.
    Larry


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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Our family fleet consists of 3 9' pontoon boats, and 3 float tubes. We wade creeks and rivers, tube around in ponds, and take the 'toons out on lakes and reservoirs. My younger son caught his first big trout on a fly rod from a pontoon boat on Henry's Lake. That memory will stay with him forever.
    " I'm just a cook " Casey Ryback, Under Siege

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  9. #6
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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    A 2008 Nissan Frontier.

    Then I walk.

    CAB

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  11. #7
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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    WAS:
    2000 Nissan Xterra....does most of the job, but it helps if you know the territory..

    then I walk..

    *Think I'm going to be in my Honda Accord for a while this year....
    Last edited by bigspencer; 03-02-2017 at 03:41 PM.
    Steve

  12. #8
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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Spring, late fall, winter primarily wade moving water. Summer, early fall I spend all the time I can in my tube. Winter is also drift boat time for steelhead when possible.

  13. Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Tube or shore for me. Tubes are fun to get to good bass spots.

  14. #10
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    Default Re: How do you get to the fish?

    Hi,

    In every place I fished in the lower 48 I was able to either walk - float or mountain bike for access because of the extensive road systems along streams & rivers. Here in AK. I've had to adopt because there are few roads. I've used rafts - jet boats - drift boats - Mokai's and float planes to get to fishing spots here. Even when you go the extra mile there is always the risk of finding another raft on the same 70 mile float or hearing a boat coming from down river. The search for fish is way harder than catching then usually, first you have to find them. I put my vote on Power Boat because I run mine between 2500 and 3000 miles each season. Even with all the vehicles for transport I'm still wearing out a pair of wading boots every year..............

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

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