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zondy
 August 09 2017 07:58PM (Read 2818 times)  
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 August 10 2017 09:44AM  
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There arent any walleyes closer than 15 miles from where they launched? I never understand going 15 miles in 3-4 foot waves to catch some fish that are probably available within yards of the boat ramp, but to each their own.


 
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 August 10 2017 10:46AM  
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There arent any walleyes closer than 15 miles from where they launched? I never understand going 15 miles in 3-4 foot waves to catch some fish that are probably available within yards of the boat ramp, but to each their own.



3-4 ft waves are no big deal normally. But in a crappy 19 whatever year boat that is probably 15-16 ft long on Lake of the Woods for gosh sakes is stupidity.


 
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 August 10 2017 10:56AM  
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There arent any walleyes closer than 15 miles from where they launched? I never understand going 15 miles in 3-4 foot waves to catch some fish that are probably available within yards of the boat ramp, but to each their own.



3-4 ft waves are no big deal normally. But in a crappy 19 whatever year boat that is probably 15-16 ft long on Lake of the Woods for gosh sakes is stupidity.



Why do you assume the boat was crappy? Except for a plugged bilge pump, no where did the article mention any issues with a crappy boat. A vintage rig is not unsafe just because it is an older rig.


 
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 August 10 2017 11:02AM  
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There arent any walleyes closer than 15 miles from where they launched? I never understand going 15 miles in 3-4 foot waves to catch some fish that are probably available within yards of the boat ramp, but to each their own.



3-4 ft waves are no big deal normally. But in a crappy 19 whatever year boat that is probably 15-16 ft long on Lake of the Woods for gosh sakes is stupidity.



Why do you assume the boat was crappy? Except for a plugged bilge pump, no where did the article mention any issues with a crappy boat. A vintage rig is not unsafe just because it is an older rig.



You have a point. I made an assumption. How many boats that old do you see on "most" bodies of water are in great shape??? Very few! I should have mentioned the lack of common sense used given the situation and equipment.


 
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 August 10 2017 01:49PM  
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There arent any walleyes closer than 15 miles from where they launched? I never understand going 15 miles in 3-4 foot waves to catch some fish that are probably available within yards of the boat ramp, but to each their own.



3-4 ft waves are no big deal normally. But in a crappy 19 whatever year boat that is probably 15-16 ft long on Lake of the Woods for gosh sakes is stupidity.



When I first got my 16 foot bass boat I couldnt wait to try it out so I decided to take it to Saylorville. I dont know how big the waves were but it was at least 20mph winds. I got out about 20 yards, turned around and headed back to the boat ramp. Never again!!


 
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 August 10 2017 09:23PM  
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Gotta really respect wind and water when boating. My dad and I spent the night on a rock up in the Boundary Waters one time because we were 'wind bound" with a canoe. We always carried a backpack with a survival kit in it for such instances when we were up there. Some of those lakes make some decent 3-4 footers when the wind whoops up, and they are a fraction of the size of Lake of the Woods.


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 August 10 2017 11:10PM  
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When in doubt, don't. Over the years I have put boats on the beach twice. I am puzzled a little as to why they were taking water that bad. Those are solid old boats. With enclosed bow and windscreen I believe. In that situation I would have looked for a place to beach, but for sure stayed directly into the wind. Glad they made it out.


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 August 12 2017 12:48AM  


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You do it multiple times just fine, but that one time my bite you in the behind. You never know. At least they knew how to survive. Good for them.


 
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