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Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby hnt300 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:41 pm

Hello guys,
Newbie to site but not to sport. I am used to puddle duck hunting in creeks and lakes of VA. I have a blind location on the Potomac for diver hunting this season. I am going to buy a larger boat to diver hunt with. the boat will be used to transport hunters decoys dog ect to the blind. i really like a 19'-21' Carolina Skiff, not sure the pros and cons of using as duck rig. I have been diver hunting on the Potamac and realize the weather there in January thus the reason for larger boat.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby Tangier Island Slacker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:58 pm

Go for it.

Do you have nice stuff? Can I have it?
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby gooosehunter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:11 pm

I have a Carolina Skiff. It will take a beating. Just watch the ice.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby hnt300 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:32 pm

I was worried that someone would mention the ice. i will just carry lots of ice melt!
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby NOVAggie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:53 pm

unless you have a PERMANENT rip spot, you are investing a lot in one spot.

What part of the Potomac? Do you get much ice there? If so, I would not get a fiberglass boat.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby gooosehunter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Just go easy and if its a hard freeze, watch football.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby hnt300 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:05 pm

The blind is in Prince william. I am good with the rip owner for now. What kind of boat would you suggest?
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby gooosehunter » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:38 am

I would go with a 21 ft seaark. with a hydraulic jackplate. http://seaarkboats.net/rivercat-200-cc/
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby Bird Junkie » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:09 am

You will be fine Teddy Carr runs his clients in a Carolina
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby hnt300 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks for the help guys, hunted with Teddy before and he is a great guy!
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby scruggs12 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:33 pm

hnt300 wrote:The blind is in Prince william. I am good with the rip owner for now. What kind of boat would you suggest?


Not sure of the draft on the boat, but some of the creeks which, I assume you will be in are very shallow and soft bottomed near shore. Depending on the tide and wind, you could be stuck for a while. Do you have a spot from land to put in at near the blind? If so, you may opt for something you can carry, launch, and paddle. Tide would not be as big of an issue.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby hnt300 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:29 pm

Goose,
Pulled the trigger today and put a deposit on a used carolina skiff 238. It will be ready in a couple of weeks.
I can't wait to start shooting common mergansers and later on kill my limit of buffleheads heads.
Need some barrel stickers and duck commander stickers for the boat!
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby gooosehunter » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:25 am

Dang nice boat. 23'8 she is a beast! Post some pictures when you get her.
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Re: Carolina skiff for diver hunting potomac

Postby bay gunner » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:30 am

238 Cskiff is hell of a boat for big water hunting in VA/NC. Nice choice. Put a well grassed mudbuddy blind or similar type on her, load as many decoys as you wanna tie out, and head out. Its awful nice feeling 23 feet of fiberglass and 90 or 115 HP underneath you when it gets sporty in January. Crazy how well that boat can be blended in too, if you have the right camo/blind on her.
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