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Coastal - Boat Question

Postby dhmc03 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:50 pm

Not new to the coast, boating, or duck hunting...

But am new to hunting ducks on the coast, or anywhere requiring a boat for that matter

MY QUESTION
Where and how far from the blind do I need to park the boat? 100 yds? 200? Up or down wind?

Its a poling skiff... white as white can be so not camo'd at all

Appreciate yer help in advance
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby dhmc03 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:23 am

Bump please
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby DaScout » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:43 pm

I hunted with a guide last season and he parked his boat behind us about 20 yards away. We were hunting on a spoil island, the center of the island had some water so, he just walked back and sat with us.
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby ToddnTX » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:44 pm

Used my 19' bay boat for hunting until I bought my Jon boat this year. Bay boat is blue and white, I parked it about 200 yards away and walked to the blind. In colder/ hangover mornings I'd park it 75-100 yards away and kill just as many birds. I did partially cover it with a camo net, pretty sure it doesn't make a difference.
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby Hansona15 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:46 pm

ToddnTX wrote:Used my 19' bay boat for hunting until I bought my Jon boat this year. Bay boat is blue and white, I parked it about 200 yards away and walked to the blind. In colder/ hangover mornings I'd park it 75-100 yards away and kill just as many birds. I did partially cover it with a camo net, pretty sure it doesn't make a difference.


I have a question for you. I am new to Houston area I want to set my self up for fishing and duck hunting what kind of rig to you feel is ideal?
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby Duckinsam » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 am

Hansona15 wrote:
ToddnTX wrote:Used my 19' bay boat for hunting until I bought my Jon boat this year. Bay boat is blue and white, I parked it about 200 yards away and walked to the blind. In colder/ hangover mornings I'd park it 75-100 yards away and kill just as many birds. I did partially cover it with a camo net, pretty sure it doesn't make a difference.


I have a question for you. I am new to Houston area I want to set my self up for fishing and duck hunting what kind of rig to you feel is ideal?

Aluminum tunnel hull bay boat with a Jack plate

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I used to be indecisive, now I'm not sure
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby ToddnTX » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:18 pm

Duckinsam wrote:
Hansona15 wrote:
ToddnTX wrote:Used my 19' bay boat for hunting until I bought my Jon boat this year. Bay boat is blue and white, I parked it about 200 yards away and walked to the blind. In colder/ hangover mornings I'd park it 75-100 yards away and kill just as many birds. I did partially cover it with a camo net, pretty sure it doesn't make a difference.


I have a question for you. I am new to Houston area I want to set my self up for fishing and duck hunting what kind of rig to you feel is ideal?

Aluminum tunnel hull bay boat with a Jack plate

Sent from my Z988 using Tapatalk


I would agree with this. However I'm ditching the outboard and going with a long tail this season.
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Re: Coastal - Boat Question

Postby Duckinsam » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:18 am

ToddnTX wrote:
Duckinsam wrote:
Hansona15 wrote:
ToddnTX wrote:Used my 19' bay boat for hunting until I bought my Jon boat this year. Bay boat is blue and white, I parked it about 200 yards away and walked to the blind. In colder/ hangover mornings I'd park it 75-100 yards away and kill just as many birds. I did partially cover it with a camo net, pretty sure it doesn't make a difference.


I have a question for you. I am new to Houston area I want to set my self up for fishing and duck hunting what kind of rig to you feel is ideal?

Aluminum tunnel hull bay boat with a Jack plate

Sent from my Z988 using Tapatalk


I would agree with this. However I'm ditching the outboard and going with a long tail this season.

Idk how well the long tail would fair in the sandy bottoms
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