Is my boat / motor to small?

Discussion in 'SOUTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Rev Geins, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Rev Geins

    Rev Geins New Member

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    I am new to the board so if I am posting in the wrong spot forgive me.

    Since finding this board and reading how good the catfishing is at Greenwood, I think I am catching the catfish fever.

    My question to you is if my boat / motor is to small to use on Greenwood. More importantly, is it to small to use while catfishing?

    It is a 14 foot flat bottom Jon boat with a 5 hp motor. I also have a 42 lb thrust trolling motor. I know that doesn't sound like much but it is my first boat. LOL

    Thanks,

    Rev Geins
     
  2. bearfrog1

    bearfrog1 New Member

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    First of all welcome to the BOC!!! You found a great place of like minded folks who only want to help each other out with catfishing.
    I'm not sure about Greenwood. I fish the low state rivers and Santee lakes. I'm sure someone will reply with good advice for ya.
    Good luck!
    Jonathan
     

  3. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jonathan
     
  4. pop pop

    pop pop New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Rev.:wink: Glad to have ya. You can catch Good munbers of fish from that boat.:big_smile: Are you from the G-wood area?
     
  5. Rev Geins

    Rev Geins New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes.

    I am not to far from G-wood. I live in Spartanburg (Startex) area.

    Rev Geins (aka Jonathan)
     
  6. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC!
     
  7. rivercatsc

    rivercatsc New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman New Member

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    My boat is about the same size and I've never caught enough fish to sink it.
    Just watch the weather on the lake. A few years back, I got caught in a storm at Santee a couple of miles from the landing . The gas motor wouldn't start so I had to get back with the trolling motor bouncing in and out of the waves. Scared me!:crazy:
     
  9. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    WELCOME, from Bennettsville!
    Bill in SC
     
  10. catchaser19

    catchaser19 New Member

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    welcome to the boc rev. I fish large bodies of water in a boat like that. So far no worries. In the future though i would consider gettin a bigger motor on it, within coast guard laws. I like to have more engine in case i see a storm flyin up on me i want to be able to boogy back to the dock before it gets me. hope this helps:wink:
     
  11. wylie catter

    wylie catter New Member

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    Welcome to the boc sir. Like others said as long as the weathers fair you shouldn't have any problems.
     
  12. Gaffney Catman

    Gaffney Catman New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC.
     
  13. bruce edmunds

    bruce edmunds New Member

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    welcome,rev to the best site on the net
     
  14. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC brother
     
  15. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC/SOC from So.Alabama
     
  16. Sunbird

    Sunbird New Member

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    Jonathan, Welcome to the BOC! You are now a Brother. You are the 3rd Jonathan here(SC), whoppie!!! See I told you guys to quit pickin on me, Help has arrived! Your boat is sufficient to load up with Greenwood cats. Use it and learn what it can and can't do, then forget it all and go fishin!!!:smile2::smile2:
     
  17. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Jonathan from your KS brothers and sisters.
     
  18. smokkin99

    smokkin99 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Rev. The boat size is good. Just know your limits with the weather and seas. I would kill for a 14 ft boat. You can get into places others can't. Any questions feel free to ask us we will help if we can.
     
  19. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the wonderful BOC!
     
  20. steve_b124

    steve_b124 New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC. I have caught many cats including my personal best from a 14 foot aluminum boat with a 15 hp motor on it. I have used it on Greenwood, Montecello, and Santee. As long you watch the winds, you will have no problems.

    God Bless All,
    Steve