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Discussion in 'Boating' started by catfish_express, Jun 9, 2008.
will a drift sock work on a bass boat
I don't see why not. I have one for my 23ft. Polar boat.I would use it out of the back of the boat
to try and drift straight.
all a drift sock is a water anchor that slows you down in the drift, if you can tie it off on you boat it will work, i always found it worked best with about 25' of rope out. good luck fishing
I didn't realize that more rope = better results. I have 2 5ft dia socks for my 25ft pontoon. I let them out only about 5 feet out. Will try longer next time to see...
More rope equals less control. More rope will slow the boat more but it will also sway the boat more. I have 2 10' socks and they are on about 6ft of rope. As was said above a drift sock will work on anything you can tie it to.
I use a gripper mounted near the center on the edge of my back deck. Seems to work just fine with about 6 feet of line. :wink:
I've got a 16' Bass Tracker, and sometimes use 2 (3') drift socks off the back of my boat; one has about 15' of rope and runs lower than the other, which has about 12' of rope. Together, they work pretty well. If they can't slow me down enough, then it's probably too windy for me to be on the water anyway :smile2: