The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

Warmwater Fly Fishing Bass, Bream, Perch, etc...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-29-2010, 11:00 PM
EastTexas's Avatar
EastTexas EastTexas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 60
Blog Entries: 2
EastTexas will become famous soon enoughEastTexas will become famous soon enough
Default Wading a soft bottom lake?

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...
__________________
}((((°> "Go Fly Fish'n life is just too short" <°)))){
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-29-2010, 11:11 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
mcnerney mcnerney is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 18,665
Blog Entries: 50
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

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.

Larry
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2010, 08:17 AM
HuronRiverDan's Avatar
HuronRiverDan HuronRiverDan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Monroe, Michigan
Posts: 2,584
HuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant futureHuronRiverDan has a brilliant future
Send a message via Yahoo to HuronRiverDan
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

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

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2010, 09:35 AM
Rip Tide's Avatar
Rip Tide Rip Tide is offline
Senior Member
Wading a soft bottom lake?
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: quiet corner, ct
Posts: 8,447
Rip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond reputeRip Tide has a reputation beyond repute
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.
__________________
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2010, 10:47 AM
Didgeridoo's Avatar
Didgeridoo Didgeridoo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 305
Didgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to beholdDidgeridoo is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2010, 12:25 PM
Brewmaster's Avatar
Brewmaster Brewmaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 327
Brewmaster is just really niceBrewmaster is just really niceBrewmaster is just really niceBrewmaster is just really nice
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.

Cabela's -- Mudders™
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2010, 12:42 PM
mcnerney's Avatar
mcnerney mcnerney is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 18,665
Blog Entries: 50
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewmaster View Post
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.

Cabela's -- Mudders™
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.

Larry
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-01-2010, 10:16 PM
EastTexas's Avatar
EastTexas EastTexas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 60
Blog Entries: 2
EastTexas will become famous soon enoughEastTexas will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewmaster View Post
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.

Cabela's -- Mudders™
Thanks for the tips.
I fish from a kayak a lot; looking at doing something different?
__________________
}((((°> "Go Fly Fish'n life is just too short" <°)))){
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-08-2010, 09:10 PM
boreal's Avatar
boreal boreal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 111
boreal is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

1 Milk Crate +1 Pair of Tin Snips + 2 small ratchet straps

Sorry boys...is my redneck showing?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-08-2010, 11:33 PM
EastTexas's Avatar
EastTexas EastTexas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East Texas
Posts: 60
Blog Entries: 2
EastTexas will become famous soon enoughEastTexas will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Quote:
Originally Posted by boreal View Post
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???

---------- Post added at 11:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:32 PM ----------

These ideas could become real dangerous on second thought if I have to swim for it with any of these contraptions???
__________________
}((((°> "Go Fly Fish'n life is just too short" <°)))){
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
soft hackle red cicvara Share Patterns 8 05-05-2010 06:22 PM
Discerning a strike from the bottom colotrout Coldwater Fly Fishing 24 11-05-2009 08:09 AM
A few soft hackles flytyer56 Share Patterns 3 07-14-2009 01:27 AM
Too soft? Shane Stroud Fly Lines 1 03-28-2009 08:22 PM
River-Bottom-Colored Sculpin Fox Statler Share Patterns 14 04-06-2008 09:15 AM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.