I’d call this one “Man Overboard”! Primo seating, be a bit more plush if they were about a foot higher, imagine how close you could get to the water edge on a hard right or left. That seat mount in front must be for planing the boat on windy days.
They are fish catching machines indeed! Or, perhaps, it would be more accurate to say that you are a fish catching machine, regardless of the boat. Different perspectives. My fishing trips are more like a social events. Plus, those long drives aren't fun by yourself. Over the years, I have only driven to fish out of state once. I am a firm believer that, if a man catches a fish and there is no friend/family members to see it, it didn't happen, pics or not. ;DThey're fish catching machines.
Yep!Dave, your results speak for themselves! :thumb:
Different stage in life, different perspective, different fishing habits... and, what some of you may not realize, different culture. Mainstream American culture is more individualistic. My culture is more communal. Nothing wrong either way; it's just a different mindset. The younger generation (the ones born in the US) is already changing.I understand AO. I've been there. I've taken many trips with family and friends over the years. Lots of memories made. But, I also enjoy the solitude. I like fishing the way I like to fish...where and when I want to fish...when I'm leaving to go fishing and how long I'm staying. If I'm alone and anyone is in a bad mood on the boat. Well, I know who to blame.
Over the years, the kids grew up. Friends had families and the commitments that come with it. Many bought boats themselves. Haha...six friends don't need six boats. And most like to fish...but don't love to fish. I like to be able to grab and go...toss the boat in the pickup and head out on a moments notice. Big lake..small lake..ramp..no ramp. It doesn't matter.
Having fished many of the lakes in Colorado over the years.. I've found out that I just don't need a big boat to have fun. Now, my boys are back into fishing...we still go together and have a great time. Haha other than them being big on smack talk. We just bring our own boats.
I have occasionally beached my boat and continued the "hunt" on shore after a fruitless boating session. This was no intentional beaching though. ;D It looks like it was at night (light pole is on). My initial guess was that they might have ran out of trolling motor battery juice (I have before) and could not scramble quickly enough to turn on the main motor. However, the trolling motor is not down. I'm guessing they were going at a good speed, judging by the extent of the damage to the hull in one of the pictures. Might have hit one of the partially submerged rocks in the background. They then lost control and were pushed against the shore.Come on AO. You know that was you. Just couldn't decide whether to fish from shore or the boat. So, you compromised.