Boat or Shore Fishing

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Angler Ace, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I would like to take a little survey here to find out where most of the fishing is done from. I would think that MOST of us fish from SHORE. I know some fish both, and that would be oK, and you can explain why.
    Where Do You fish from?
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I try to fish from the boat as much as possible. I hate bank fishing for the most part: too limited to location and way too many snags! Sometimes I will pull up to the bank and fish a good hole that way, but I reserve this for when the weather/water conditions are not very good.
     

  3. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Double A, most of the time I fish from a boat. But, sometimes late in the afternoon, I fish from the shore to catch bream/blue gills and carp.
     
  4. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    I fish from the banks. But only cause I don't have a boat. YET...:sad2:
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I used to have a boat and I loved it. But as I was traveling to an early morning striper destination and it was pitch black....I ran over a submerged tree on Old Hickory Lake In Tennesse(1986). I came to a sudden stop and threw a couple of buddies of mine into the windsheild and one of them, was cut up pretty bad from the metal that surrounded the windsheild. It demolished the lower unit that I had just replaced. That scared the he!! out of me and since that day....I have been a 100% bank fisherman. The bank fisherman is only limited by the amount of effort that he is willing to put forth to find good bank fishing spots.:wink:JMO
     
  6. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I'm in the same boat as you Kelly. LOL so to speak.
    I can't afford one, and feel more comfortable from shore.
    I do Charter now and then for Sturgeon, and Stripers. I used to charter for Salmon also, but they shut Salmon down on us.
     
  7. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    Well John, our day will come when we both can get a boat. Heck, all I really need is a john boat. Just something to get me in the water.
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Bank for me,Its just too much hassle and expense to have a boat nowdays.
     
  9. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Bad experience there Mr.Young to bad that things like that happen, but they do. I, like you, are a 100% shore fisherman too when it comes to lakes and reservoirs, and I will admit I'am a good shore fisherman because of the reason you mentioned."You are only as good as you are because of the effort you are willing to put forth". Well put, and I agree 100%
     
  10. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    I do both. On days where I have lots of time and will fish most of the day I'll take the boat. However, If i come home from work early and just have an hour or two to fish, i'll load up the truck and fish from the bank. I've got several lakes that I fish, one of them is a constant level lake and for the most part the level stays the same year round. I almost always fish that one by boat. My favorite lake though, Lake Travis, is not a constant level and at current levels, I can't get the boat into my favorite holes so I'm currently bank fishing that lake. I also factor in the weather. If it's going to be a really windy day (red flag warning) I'll bank fish.
     
  11. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    I say AMEN to that Richard. I'm content being a shore fisherman.
     
  12. Suthrngntlmn

    Suthrngntlmn New Member

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    Louisiana
    I'd have to say 95% from a boat.
     
  13. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Joey kinda hit the nail on the head for me, when he mentioned the WIND thing. I have fished many a day from shore, when the guy in the boat could not or did not want to fish. I just look for a good fishing spot out of the wind and do my thing. The big thing is you have to have these BACK UP spots you can turn to and get out of the wind, depending which way it blows.
     
  14. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    i used to fish from both bank and boat now just bank fish i have to agree with 223reload just to expensive and the older i get the more hassel it has become
     
  15. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    i'm a bank fisherman too. i like the challenge of being as good as the amount of water i can cover its all knowledge and skill. nothing against most boat fishermen i understand a lake can be a big featureless place and you can use some electronics to find your hotspot unlike those bass whackers :roll_eyes:
     
  16. Vonroc

    Vonroc New Member

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    Central Ohio
    I fishing from boat and shore. Along about October I start looking for good bank spots using the boat to find them. I like to find bank spots that only can be reached by boat. I guess I can get more comfortable fishing from the bank . Just something special about night fishing with a small camp fire on a secluded bank. -- - Does it get any better than that?
     
  17. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    It doesn't get any better than that....your right!:cool2:
     
  18. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Camping AND Fishing. Nothing in THE WORLD better. Right on Guys.
    Just someting SPECIAL about it.
     
  19. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Ohio
    I mainly boat fish on the river systems. When I fish lakes, I use the boat soley to get to where I am going to fish, then I setup from the bank. I don't like how still and calm lakes can get at night compared to the rivers. I think a little mess up, especially in shallow water from a boat is enough to spook big flatheads from many yrds. away! Very important to keep unnatural noises to a minimum in my opinion..... rollo
     
  20. dennis boehm

    dennis boehm Member

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    olathe kan
    here in k.c on the kansas and missouri rivers bank fishing is verylimitedif youa place to fish theres limited space,mud brush,poisionivyetc.they make it hard to fish the two big rivers. there are some good catfishing lakes around to,but also {hard} but not impossible to fish off the bank