Fishing Forum
Skip to Content


Fishing Forum > Float Tube Fishing : Float Tubing General >

Maiden Voyage

fishing

fishing
Report Post | Register to Reply
Maiden Voyage
Went out this Sunday. It was balmy (60F) and the water 42F and clear.
I cruised around slowly searching for schooling bass. The two schools I found were behaving oddly - holding 2' to 3' in 13' of water, occasionally meandering close to the dock and back again.
They refused to touch anything i tossed ... not even a glance was given.
I did lose my Rapala shallow diver to a swift attack from a large pickerel.
So the wife and I got our first skunk of the year.

I am very happy with the tube. The extra and larger pockets a re wonderful and the extra thigh space is noticeable. The single bladder and the valve system are infinitely superior to the FC4. I love the stiff backrest, but am not throwing a party over the seat foam. I noticed I sat a lot higher and drier in the FC4 Deluxe.
Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase the inflatable seat cushion separately?




Hope the new year is doing wonders for all of you so far.

-ABT-
(This post was edited by AdictedBassTard on Jan 8, 2007, 8:51 AM)
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Grats on the new tube, I do like the color it is not to bright.



"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day."...Anonymous
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Way to go one your first dip out in your new craft. It looks like you have benefitted from some of the pointers here as well as adding some of your own personal touches.Cool


Bass are toys. Gills and Trout are food.
There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an Idiot
Fast, Free Registration Tell them TubeN2 sent ya
Search From this siteClick Here
Current Moon Phase Tide Reports
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Congrats on the maiden voyage.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
CoolLookin' good. Glad you got out on the water. Also glad to hear that you got the "skunking" out of the way so you can focus on catching some fish now.

After looking at your pics, I have a couple of observations.

1. How did you manage to attach that tackle box to the rear of your tube so that it appeared to be in danger of falling over...without falling over?

2. While the sonar display rides up high, nice and visible, I suspect that you will want to change that mount so that is is not as much in your way. All of those things will develop as you work with your new ride.

Inflatable seat cushions can be purchased separately. RIVERWIRE has them for about $40. You might also try using a cheap "stadium cushion" on your hard foam seats. That's what you get for being so tender.
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [TubeDude] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Hey my dad said I was a tenderfoot, not a tenderbuttSly!

Anyhow I am reverting my fish finder rig back to its old design, far less clumsy and less prone to snag in overhanging branches which all the lake shores we fish near are bedecked with. With our lures getting snagged, we often find ourselves having to bash crash a little to get at the problem branch and that FC screen is getting in the way.

The tackle boxes are two bolted/glues together, bottoms together. A hole is drilled through the front side of one of the boxes and a rope fed through it. A knot is tied to the end to prevent it slipping back out. The other end is tethered to one of the rear D-rings.

Thanks for the info Pat. Air seems to be far superior in adding fishing height than foam, so I'll invest in one of those babies soon enough.

-ABT-
(This post was edited by AdictedBassTard on Jan 10, 2007, 9:07 AM)
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Great pics--thanks for sharing them. As far as getting skunked, I have convinced myself that it is as important to find out what the fish are NOT hitting, as what they are, hehe. TubeDude has seen some of my homemade lures, and can probably attest to that fact. Once I have run the gamut of what they are not hitting, well, then obviously I will know what they ARE biting on, and I will have taken all the guesswork out of it Tongue


"One man's fish is another man's poisson"
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [AdictedBassTard] Maiden Voyage In reply to
Hey, nice tube there! It must be nice to have open water in January! CoolCool
--------------------------------

Michael Thompson
www.gemfishing.org
Report Post | Register to Reply
Re: [bdn06] Maiden Voyage In reply to
This is the first time I have tried bassin' in the winter. Usually there is at an ice skin on the lakes by this time, but not this year. Because my waders have sprung a leak, I also did not have much time to go through my entire tackle boxes and try many patterns. I'll see what happens next month.

-ABT-