Bow rider trolling

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  1. dabarra3

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    IMG_4247.JPG sold the little aluminum fishing boat because the kids wanted to tube and ski, bought this boat and still want to troll for some walleye. I ordered some adjustable clamp on tube rod holders. Anybody have any other tips or is it just as easy to fish out of and still enjoy the water sports too.
     
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    I was in the same spot. Wanted to be able to fish but also needed to change back to family boat quickly. I used a 2x6 with pvc tubes clamped on it for rod holders. biggest thing for me was getting the boat to slow down, Trolling bags were my answer. If you plan on hitting the bog water I would strongly sugeest a vhf radio if your boat is not already equipped with one. A handheld unit did the job for me
     

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    Tracks and a trolling plate, or bags. Easily removed for pleasure boating.

    (Little Dave, is that you?)
     
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    Howdy Ralph, yes sir it is.
     
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    Dude, how's your mon and dad?

    Lost touch since you guys went to Oscoda! If you need some rigging advice... I rigged that Formula...lol
     
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    Mom's doing ok, lost my best friend and fishing partner (dad) in august, aggressive brain tumors.
     
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    Damn!

    Sorry, Dave! Give your mom our best
     
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    Wondering if the inside grab rails are strong enough to fish off of with these[​IMG]
     
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    AB981373-36C5-49F6-AC3C-79BBA3220EEB.jpeg CF0BBA82-17A4-446F-BD86-500EFCC0E901.jpeg I second the track system. My salmon boat converts to a fishing machine in minutes.
     
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    IMG_4894.JPG IMG_4893.JPG Well here's what I came up with for now, seems to work
     
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    For a trolling motor I suggest this..

    If big water trolling is goal, and not so much on river.. however river works too as back trolling.
    It's also convienent for pulling away from dock.
    Typically better on an out board based on steering. Inboard will have power steering but...you can still turn steering wheel while engine is off, so will work on inboard.

    They have a 24 volt..I'd suggest that based on less battery costs and weight.

    https://mk.factoryoutletstore.com/d...em.html?category_id=20870&catalogitemid=35263
     
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    As for a rod holders...I suggest a piece of lumber where your back seats would raise up to be sun deck. Have wood sit where the raised seat would and mount your rod holders to the wood. Remove it when not going fishing, just as you would remove seat cushion.
     
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