Oaring instruction - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-25-2014, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
Default Oaring instruction

Looking for someone to give me some instruction on making the Pumphouse run on the Colorado. I have a 13 ft Outcast cataraft but have never run it on anything but still water. PM me if you are interested, we can work out some kind of compensation but I am not interested in paying $600+ the local fishing guides are trying to charge.
markitzero is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-25-2014, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 436
Default

Does that mean you need someone to paddle the boat while you fish?
zebco is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
fishhunterdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spring Creek
Posts: 80
Default

You may want to wait a while if its your first time. The water's way up. The fishing hasn't been that good. The water is super murky with the runoff.

Last edited by fishhunterdan; 04-25-2014 at 09:56 PM. Reason: Grammar
fishhunterdan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-25-2014, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 71
Default

Rowing
carroth is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 02:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishhunterdan View Post
You may want to wait a while if its your first time. The water's way up. The fishing hasn't been that good. The water is super murky with the runoff.
Thanks, I see flows have been steadily going up. What do you think would be a reasonable flow rate to learn on, sub 1200cfs?
markitzero is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 883
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markitzero View Post
Looking for someone to give me some instruction on making the Pumphouse run on the Colorado. I have a 13 ft Outcast cataraft but have never run it on anything but still water. PM me if you are interested, we can work out some kind of compensation but I am not interested in paying $600+ the local fishing guides are trying to charge.


Just spend the money and have a pro teach you. Ark Anglers does it for $415 for the day. You will learn how to correctly row the boat for fisherman. Anyone with some experience should be able to show you how to get down the river, but that is a far cry from being able to row for fisherman. Based on your thread title I am guessing that spending a little money now will pay off in the long run, and will save your life. Rowing a boat on the river should not be taken lightly. If you are serious about being on the river you should also know CPR and First Aid, as well as take some swift water courses. You may have to help save someone else without becoming a victim. Lastly remember there two kinds of boaters, those who have flipped, and those who will.
__________________
You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!
sorelips is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2014, 12:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 439
Default

^^ ding ding. I consider myself an excellent rower having run rivers all over the west coast and Rockies, and still every few years I pony up the money and get some one to re-teach me the basics, you can never stop learning. I also got swift water rescue certified.. You should not need to go that far, but to have a small idea on the basics of it, along with first aid and CPR is essential
__________________
Here is my blog:
http://redneckflyfishing.blogspot.com/
the_infidel is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
fishhunterdan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Spring Creek
Posts: 80
Default

I agree with the above statements. It's not something you just want to jump into. People are killed every year running these rivers. I'm not trying to discourage you but it can be dangerous. If you want to give it a try wait until July when the levels go down a bit. Also you may want to run the section from Rancho del Rio to State Bridge. The fishing is not as good but is more mellow. Also there are usually more people there should something go wrong. Good luck and tight lines.
fishhunterdan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 02:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 1,421
Default

I agree that running rivers is not something that should be taken lightly. That being said, i started by buying a boat ( a Inflatable Kayak) and meeting people to boat with and learn from. I think that this is what this person is looking for. Competent people to show them the ropes and take them down a run without getting them in over their head. Once they try it one time they will be hooked... Kinda like crack........ Next thing you know they are looking at sotar rafts with fancy fishing frames and the only friends that are still around are fellow river rats and trout bums...... Then you hit rock bottom and become a rafting or fishing guide...... You will no longer be a contributing member of society.... Just stay on the bank like a good sheep or maggot. Or I will let you row me down the river. The first time is free but after that you pay!
__________________
"I have come to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I am all out of bubblegum" Rowdy Rodney Piper in "They Live"
bugz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2014, 02:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 1,421
Default

PS I will show you how to set up a z drag and berate you for not wearing a helmet. FYI
__________________
"I have come to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I am all out of bubblegum" Rowdy Rodney Piper in "They Live"
bugz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flasher Instruction? Big Squirm Colorado Ice Fishing 3 12-03-2009 04:34 PM
Walleye instruction Needed bout-time Colorado Fishing Lounge 7 09-20-2006 10:37 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.