bait boat

Discussion in 'LOCAL OKLAHOMA TALK' started by catfishcrazyjr, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    I just made a new bait boat for myself after using one below keystone dam, i am going to try and go out to El Reno sunday and use it to get some good bait out on the old road bed and get some big ol flat's, at keystone we where getting are bait out 200 yards
     
  2. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Silly question, What's a bait boat?

    Do ya have a pic?
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    What did you use to make it? Is it radio controlled?
     
  4. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    I'm with Tony, what is a bait boat? How does it work? What does it replace?

    Stupid questions I'm sure but just the type I am know for. <grin>
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Baitboats are designed to carry your bait out beyond casting distance. There are lots of different types of bait boats. European carp fishermen use smaller ones to carry their bait out in calm water, which is probably where the whole idea started. I would guess that there are catfishermen in this country who use baitboats the same way, but all I've seen were large ones designed to carry bait out below dams and powerhouses. For instance, a trolling motor mounted on a 3'x5' piece of styrofoam with a radio controlled rudder for steering.
     
  6. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    We use to use them below truman dam to get our bait rite up to the dam. Man you could hammer the big cats. They outlawed them several years ago though here.
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Spoonfish, you don't know of anybody up there who has a baitboat up there who wants to get rid of it, do you?
     
  8. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Don Simpson, a former member, made one to use below Keystone.
    Here's a picture attached of what it looks like:
     

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  9. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    so, catfishcrazyjr, how did it work? i would like to build one myself - you have pics?
     
  10. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    That looks like something I could build. Any ideas?
     
  11. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    aint went yet and i will take a few pics tonight, i got about 80$ in mine $25 batt, $25 trolling motor and $30 or so misc. mine is made from solar 3 panels that are 3 in. thick(meat locker walls) they are very costly but my wife works there so i get 4*8 sheet that are damaged for free and you only need 2*3, and 1 foot thick styrofoam for pontoones so if any okies like it and need some panels to make one just let me know and we can get together and get ya one for free
     
  12. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    A couple of years ago, I checked at the local hobby shop, and was told that the basic R/C equipment for a baitboat would run me about $65-$75. Adding bells and whistles, such as an R/C bait dumper would run the price up.
     
  13. okie_kat

    okie_kat New Member

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    I would like a panel if it can be arranged. I all ready have a spare trolling motor.
     
  14. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Sorry Jtrew. just seen your post. I don't know if any one still have one or not. I will keep my eyes out and ask some people that I knew had one.
     
  15. catfishcrazyjr

    catfishcrazyjr New Member

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    no problem just give me a call 405-420-8385 where do you live?
     
  16. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I live in Little Rock. We're having a gathering next month near Conway (Toadsuck). I'll give you a call. When is the best time?
     
  17. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I sure would like to see one of those bait boats. need some ideas,pictures,schematics and any other help on how to build. :confused: