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Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by jody bird, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. jody bird

    jody bird

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    i have a 16 ft semi v 60hp motor can i use it? I have never done the draw hunt thx any info appreciated
     
  2. fsamie1

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    all canals are no wake and lots of vegetation in the shallow ditches next to the corn. probably ok for a few west marsh zones. may have a hard time launching from gravel steep ramps, need 4x4 for sure. I do not know if they still have max 10 hp motor regulation.
     

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  5. Far Beyond Driven

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    I want to see this. It's a SOB pulling a loaded canoe up the launch we've used. There's also area to walk across the canals where it's about 1' deep.
     
  6. TheHighLIfe

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    i recall my friend having a only a 14' deep v with only a 10hp. his plan was to get to the dike first, blocking it so other hunters would have to help haul it over - took 6 guys to do. altho many dikes have been removed, many corn zones have only begun to be flooded - 12' flat bottoms with 3hp have to be walked in or dragged. please let me know if you get a corn zone so i can avoid it due to knocking down all of the corn with your queen mary
     
  7. Far Beyond Driven

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    I'd pulled my canoe around him and been on my merry way.

    Where would you hide such a beast?
     
  8. TheHighLIfe

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    keep it hidden in a garage - haha
     
  9. Lurker

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    west marsh you would be ok after the veg dies off.
    no need or reason to hide a boat in the corn.
    ducks aren't afraid of boats.
     
  10. Dead Bird

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    so you have seen some the responses....

    my two cents is forget the bingo hunts and learn to hunt the bay... there is some really good spots that are a 16 ft is the boat of choice.... with the water up this is more true than ever before...

    1st plus to the bay... you hunt when you want to...

    2nd plus to the bay... you hunt where the birds are...

    3rd plus of the bay... you control your own success....

    as a bonus you will have mixed bags that you will never see in the Bingo Bango managed area...
     
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  11. TheHighLIfe

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    i agree with dead bird
     
  12. Lurker

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    1. I hunt when I want

    2. I hunt where the birds are

    3. I control my own success

    Bonus..... I shoot mixed bags

    I know how to hunt the bay, I choose to hunt the bingo.
     
  13. Aaronjeep2

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    I scouted out the veg in the West ramp last weekend. about 500 feet of veg at the ramp then it looked like it cleared up. That was the first ramp second one is clear water is low.
     
  14. walter sniper

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    Good points. Diver hunting I totally agree on. Puddle ducks I would agree to disagree to some parts.
    With the increasing lack of native marshes due to phrags, food sources are limited. Bingos have lots of food.
    I shot very diversified birds last year playing bingo. There is an art to bingo, like hunting anywhere. Yes had poor days, and yes had very good days.
    Have hunted perimeters of bingos watching bingo players smokingbirds while we had nothing and vice versa.
    Scout, hunt the right areas for the weather, pay attention to wind directions, watch and time fronts.
    :)
     
  15. deadduck365

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    That 60 will make it tough. There is still a lot of Lilly pads in west marsh. Lots of forward reverse but you can get there.