I'm still in the early stages of setting up my pontoon for river boating and river catfishing. What are some things that you wouldn't be without when you're out catfishing. I've got a new chene anchor and anchor line on the way. I lost my other anchor wrestling Darryl1's boat in the current. Needed a new one anyways. :smile2: I'm also getting some heavier anchor line.
When I was below the dam last Saturday.... They must have opened the gates to clear some debris. I looked up the river towards the dam and the whole river was filled with debris. So we sprang into action getting our lines out of the water. By the time we got our lines out, the debris had reached us already. And we still had to pull up our anchor. A tree about 6" in diameter by about 15 or 20 feet struck our anchor line. This knocked the anchor loose and sent us down with the current. Then of course, this same tree wedged itself in between my toons. So I couldn't start the outboard to steer clear of the debris until we finally got the tree out from underneath the boat.
I'm thinking I need an anchor bouy for those few times when you just need to get out of the way.
What other items am I going to miss not having with me out there?