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Greetings from a long time lure loser

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1 Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:53 pm

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Greetings,

Long time fisherman, mainly surf and pier. I formerly was a yak fisherman (kayak), but then downgraded to a jon boat. I have since sold the jon to a buddy who was in need of a duck boat. I am now considering getting a float tube. This interest is further exasperated by the Salty Night Gathering that's planned. I've considered purchasing one, but having never been on a float tube I may have to try and rent one first.

I live in Murrieta, which is halfway to everything far away. I'm also an avid hunter, but generally only hunt turkey, dove, quail, rabbit, and I am planning a boar trip.

If anyone is interested in renting me a float tube for Salty Night let me know. Either way, thanks for the forum I hope to learn much.

2 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:00 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Greetings,

Long time fisherman, mainly surf and pier. I formerly was a yak fisherman (kayak), but then downgraded to a jon boat. I have since sold the jon to a buddy who was in need of a duck boat. I am now considering getting a float tube. This interest is further exasperated by the Salty Night Gathering that's planned. I've considered purchasing one, but having never been on a float tube I may have to try and rent one first.

I live in Murrieta, which is halfway to everything far away. I'm also an avid hunter, but generally only hunt turkey, dove, quail, rabbit, and I am planning a boar trip.

If anyone is interested in renting me a float tube for Salty Night let me know. Either way, thanks for the forum I hope to learn much.

Come on out and we can get ya going with a taste for floating!! I'm close to the coast and so are more of us but many of us are out your way too! I'm sure we can get on the water with some spare gear for a try. Very Happy

3 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:06 pm

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Welcome aboard. I use to hunt dove in Indio a Loooonnnnggg time ago..Anyway, maybe meet up for a salt gathering, I know a couple of guys have extra tubes. Tubing really isn't hard, unless you plan on kicking for miles. At 63, I have no problems keepin up with the younguns. It's basically like sitting in a comfy chair, and getting around by foot power, your tube can be simple, or as modded out as you like, I take the kiss approach. ha ha

4 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:14 pm

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I like the KISS method. If all goes well I'll be out there. I've been on the fence if I should just get another yak, but float tubing seems interesting.

I'm a BD member, I saw two different FTs for sale.

Just so I'm clear, I need a tube, fins, and waders? Obviously gear, license.....

5 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:18 pm

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I just might have you covered with a Forum float tube, I will send you a PM later see what you think.


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6 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:19 pm

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Outdoorsman, MasterB, welcome
I was in your shoes 3-4 months ago
I liked it enough to upgrade after 2 1/2 trips on the tube
I have an extra fishcat w/rod holders that you can borrow
What size guy are you to help hunt down a pr. of waders?

If you're free on the 25th. of this month, you can come out to Lake Perris and start out on a lake.
It's great exercise. It will feel like you worked out after fishing.

7 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:20 pm

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@Masterbaiter wrote:I like the KISS method. If all goes well I'll be out there. I've been on the fence if I should just get another yak, but float tubing seems interesting.

I'm a BD member, I saw two different FTs for sale.

Just so I'm clear, I need a tube, fins, and waders? Obviously gear, license.....

Thats all you need to get on the water, you may also want to think about getting a PFD.

8 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:25 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Outdoorsman, MasterB, welcome
I was in your shoes 3-4 months ago
I liked it enough to upgrade after 2 1/2 trips on the tube
I have an extra fishcat w/rod holders that you can borrow
What size guy are you to help hunt down a pr. of waders?

If you're free on the 25th. of this month, you can come out to Lake Perris and start out on a lake.
It's great exercise. It will feel like you worked out after fishing.

The 25th? I'm game... I appreciate it. I have my own waders (insulated) I should be fine though. We can meet outside the lake and ride in my truck. I'm a disabled vet, so I get in for free. It'll save you $10.

9 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:25 pm

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miller wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like the KISS method. If all goes well I'll be out there. I've been on the fence if I should just get another yak, but float tubing seems interesting.

I'm a BD member, I saw two different FTs for sale.

Just so I'm clear, I need a tube, fins, and waders? Obviously gear, license.....

Thats all you need to get on the water, you may also want to think about getting a PFD.

For sure.

10 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:29 pm

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found this:

Fish Cat 4 + accessories, Used Fish Cat 4 for sale. Used but in great condition. No leaks, tears, or rips. Comes with a dual action hand pump, basspro shops float tube rod holder, and some fins. Price: $150 for everything

And this:

Navigator 2 Float tube $120

11 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:34 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:found this:

Fish Cat 4 + accessories, Used Fish Cat 4 for sale. Used but in great condition. No leaks, tears, or rips. Comes with a dual action hand pump, basspro shops float tube rod holder, and some fins. Price: $150 for everything

And this:

Navigator 2 Float tube $120

I have a Nav 2 and although it accommodates my manly stature, it does not move through the water to my liking. So I only use it for back up.

The cat might be a good deal. I would take a look at for sure. Lot of Cat guys here. Smile The Nav 2 is 180 roughly brand new. Just for a reference.

12 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:38 pm

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The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

13 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:40 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Outdoorsman, MasterB, welcome
I was in your shoes 3-4 months ago
I liked it enough to upgrade after 2 1/2 trips on the tube
I have an extra fishcat w/rod holders that you can borrow
What size guy are you to help hunt down a pr. of waders?

If you're free on the 25th. of this month, you can come out to Lake Perris and start out on a lake.
It's great exercise. It will feel like you worked out after fishing.

The 25th? I'm game... I appreciate it. I have my own waders (insulated) I should be fine though. We can meet outside the lake and ride in my truck. I'm a disabled vet, so I get in for free. It'll save you $10.
Thanks for the ride offer, but I have to drive my truck because of some cooking gear, my oversized Prowler and an ice chest. Unless you can ride with me and still get in for free, paying for parking is not too big a deal

You should try one before buying just to make sure you wouldn't rather get another yak.
More than likely, you're going to want both a tube and a yak, depending on where and how far you will need to travel to reach your fishing spots
BTW, my fishcat has the foam seats

14 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:41 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

15 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:43 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

FF? = force fins..?

16 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:47 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

FF? = force fins..?
If your deal included the FF=Force Fins
You got a screaming deal!!! affraid

17 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:49 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

FF? = force fins..?

Ha ha ... I thought I read somewhere they weren't high on your list. Do you use them?

18 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:53 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

FF? = force fins..?

Ha ha ... I thought I read somewhere they weren't high on your list. Do you use them?

They aren't. I used them for 2 outings at the LAB, then bought my Mares fins.. Very Happy I tried selling them for 25.00 on cl with no takers, so I tossed em.

19 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:55 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The deal on the FC4 isn't bad. I bought mine used, in good cond. I got force fins, remmington neoprene waders, and the tube for 125.00. IMHO this was a super deal, so the one your looking at is pretty good imho.

I should add, mine is the FC4 delux, with the inflatable seat.

FF?

FF? = force fins..?

Ha ha ... I thought I read somewhere they weren't high on your list. Do you use them?

They aren't. I used them for 2 outings at the LAB, then bought my Mares fins.. Very Happy I tried selling them for 25.00 on cl with no takers, so I tossed em.

Naw aaahh!! You can tell me what really happened some day. Their probably the ones Ed ended up with from Sonarbp!!

20 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:59 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Outdoorsman, MasterB, welcome
I was in your shoes 3-4 months ago
I liked it enough to upgrade after 2 1/2 trips on the tube
I have an extra fishcat w/rod holders that you can borrow
What size guy are you to help hunt down a pr. of waders?

If you're free on the 25th. of this month, you can come out to Lake Perris and start out on a lake.
It's great exercise. It will feel like you worked out after fishing.
I don't mind riding with you, Either way I'll have my pass.
The 25th? I'm game... I appreciate it. I have my own waders (insulated) I should be fine though. We can meet outside the lake and ride in my truck. I'm a disabled vet, so I get in for free. It'll save you $10.
Thanks for the ride offer, but I have to drive my truck because of some cooking gear, my oversized Prowler and an ice chest. Unless you can ride with me and still get in for free, paying for parking is not too big a deal

You should try one before buying just to make sure you wouldn't rather get another yak.
More than likely, you're going to want both a tube and a yak, depending on where and how far you will need to travel to reach your fishing spots
BTW, my fishcat has the foam seats

21 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:01 pm

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if u buy me entry to corona lake 22 bucks ill let u use my prowler tube w/ rod holders u just need waders i have fins for u to use

22 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:07 pm

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Welcome

23 Re: Greetings from a long time lure loser on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:55 pm

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Welcome MasterB!

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