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open water

Postby richard133 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:00 am

What are you guys that hunt the big lakes using for rigs? layout boats? big open water boats?
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Re: open water

Postby dankoustas » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:16 am

All the above. Some guys use layout boats, some use Duckwater type boats and some use just a deep v aluminum. I have seen all three types hunting in the same area at the same time and each can be productive. You will find certain areas that prefer a certain set up though. In the part of Lake Erie that I hunt you see a lot of layout boats.
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Re: open water

Postby richard133 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:15 pm

ok thanks, i would like to get into open water hunting just not sure on what kind of rig i would like to go with
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Re: open water

Postby richard133 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:49 pm

how does the pontoon handle the waves?
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Re: open water

Postby alipinski397 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Handles great, real stable. But just like any boat you still have to be watching the weather.

We motor the Tooner out for everything, and no tender. Anchor line has a float and we just unhook and leave it to motor and pick up downed birds.

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Re: open water

Postby richard133 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:43 pm

I like the float idea for the anchor. how far you setup off shore?
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Re: open water

Postby alipinski397 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Just depends where the birds are. Been anywhere from a few hundred yards to a few miles. Most of the time water depth is 5-8 feet. Looks like this year could be much different with the low water levels.

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