Economy Fishing Cart

Discussion in 'Bank Fishing' started by kmcalester, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. kmcalester

    kmcalester Active Member

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    Any of you guys ever use these when fish or have any idea's on building one?
     
  2. mintaka

    mintaka Well-Known Member

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    No. Maybe using an old shopping cart fitted with larger wheels and holders for the rods would suffice. I mainly use a backpack to carry my things in save for the bait.
     

  3. etexun

    etexun New Member

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    I see them all the time used down on the coast. People use them to haul their stuff out on piers and levees. Most of the ones I have seen have nice air filled tires for a smoother ride. Solid tires might jar your bait box, cooler, tackle box, ect too much. I have even seen them set up with 12v batteries and lights for night fishing. I think you would be limited only by your imagination.
    I have seen a yellow utility cart at Lowe's that I thought would make a good one. It is sort of like a kids red wagon on steroids.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    It's all in the wheels.
    That economy cart sucks.
    Those other two CPI carts are overpriced on that site.
    I've seen the Jr for as low as 120 on sale. Seen them for 75 bucks on Craigs.

    I built one.
    I scrounged aluminum. Only thing I bought was the front wheels and tires for a Cub Cadet . 16" tires. Total investment, 60 bucks and change.
    I'm still going to buy the sr. when I run across the deal I want. Someone wanting to get rid of one.

    Get the largest tires you can. It'll pull and push alot easier.
     
  5. Greasy Ham

    Greasy Ham New Member

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    I carry everything I need in this. All I did was cut small wedges in the side to rest the rods.
     

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  6. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    I own the Jr. model and use it mostly when surf fishing. If you are going to build one keep in mind the type of terrain that you will be going over. Some type of pneumatic (air filled) tire would probably be more versatile. Owned mine for 4 years now and wouldn't trade it for anything else. The Jr. as you have probably noticed comes with a bait cutting table. Hope this helps.

    Ray
     
  7. alton

    alton New Member

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    I have to carry my stuff because the rocks on the river bank are just too big. I use a fly fishing vest to carry my tackle in. They have a load of pockets and storage areas, and are very easy to wear. With both hands free I can carry the rest of the stuff.
     
  8. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    you don't want to see my cart :roll_eyes:
     
  9. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i dont use one, mostly because of the places i fish. however i have seen them fashioned two ways, 1 was on an old air tank cart that fits two air tanks. like the ones used for a cutting torch. the guy fashioned old bike tires on on it and a basket. the tires were for a child's bike, not an adult bike. the other was similar, but it was made out of a dolly and had the big balloon dolly tires on it and had a basket fashioned on the bottom. id say ether of them had no more than 30-40 bucks tops in them. you can find those dollies at flee markets for hardly anything, same with the tires and baskets. hope that helps
     
  10. carolinakid76

    carolinakid76 New Member

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    i need me one:big_smile:
     
  11. 4bratsdad

    4bratsdad Member

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    i modified a lawncart from menards30.00 tossed the junk plastic wheels added an axle w/ some large wheels off a pushmower 10" works great for a allnighter, fits in back of my cherokee loaded down, sits low and not tippy like the kids wagons, small cooler, tackle bag,4 rods,lantern, extra propane, 2 camp chairs, net, 5 gal bucket w/livebait usually bluegills all fit for my 2 mile hike to my fav spot, and it pulls great over weeds.
     
  12. alton

    alton New Member

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    You know they do.
     
  13. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i made some plans to make one this winter out of 2x4s and a set of airfilled tires i have. im gonna put a small bait tank on the bottom, a shelf up top for my tackle box and holders for my rods.
     
  14. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Just a suggestion: Add some kind of small cutting surface as a portable bait table for making cut bait. You won't regret doing this. :wink:

    Ray
     
  15. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    like a flip over lid WITH latch so if you do get a lil rowdy everything is jsut mixed up inside instead of on the ground in the dark surrounded by snakes and badgers and boll weevils
     
  16. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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  17. TJD

    TJD New Member

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    I found a two wheeled dolly used by golfers for carrying their clubs. I'm not a golfer so I have no idea what they call it but it as in a salvage yard and the price was right. I carry my supplies in a plastic bucket with stack trays. Bunje chords hold it in the place where the golf clubs should be. I added a couple of pieces of plywood decks that hold my small ice chest and bait bucket. My rods and the long handled dip net mount on the oppsite side and are held in place by the shock or bunje cords. It has an adjustable handle and large soft wheel that were made to roll over rough ground. It has worked well for my needs.
     
  18. MoHunt

    MoHunt Member

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    What could be modified to work quite well is what's called a "jogging stroller". Three wheeled, air filled tires at least 12", if not 14". Sporting clay shooters use em all the time. Coupla gun racks on the handles, use seat for shells, etc. Rolls quite nicely over just about any terrain.
    I found one at a flea market, like new, then another one at Goodwill for like $5. The top sun canopy could be replaced by a cutting board and, well, the modifications are limited only by one's imagination.

    And as long as ya don't modify it too much, it all folds up and could fit in a trunk.
     
  19. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Now that right there is the ticket Mark ! LOL!
     
  20. rivershark-voulantary

    rivershark-voulantary New Member

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    I built one out of an old 3 wheeled jogging stroller. Works great. Now I can get a workout on the way to the bank spots Lol.