rxcrider wrote:Sorry to hear you do not like the jet option. I used a canoe with a small outboard for years, but have moved over to a 16" jon boat and a jet drive. This past year was a rough one in terms of river grass, but other then that I have been pleased with the set up. During fishing season I have run everything from as far down river as River Bend Park and all the way up to Lander. For duck hunting we spend most of our time between Penny field and Seneca. I have buddy who runs a small 14" jon boat with a surface drive that works pretty well. The one challenge is it does not maneuver very well, so you need to plan ahead when picking your lines through the rocks. Best of luck.
Nathan Hoyt wrote:I usually avoid resurrecting threads, but what about a mud motor? I am looking at a longtail for these local rivers. I originally wanted an outboard until I looked off the bridges around here and saw all the dang rocks. Mud motors bounce of rocks without too much difficulty, especially longtails.
Cajun1085 wrote:Seen some guy with a jet have to paddle due to ice in the creek at Pennyfield. I passed them up through the ice with my canoe and 2hp. Im getting a surface drive setup and I will have a rock guard on it when I am on the river.
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