Shade; what do you use?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by knapperheadmatt, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. knapperheadmatt

    knapperheadmatt New Member

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    well its summer again here in texas and man is it hot . i need shade. right now i use a golf umbrella stuck down in my pvc rod holder. not too good in the wind. any ideas?
    matt
     
  2. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I have my wife fan me with a big palm leaf and feed me grapes after she baits the hooks and sets the lines........Okay that was a dream, the part of the river I fish is in the woods on both sides of the river, so it is pretty shaded.
     

  3. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I have a wide brimmed hat that has like fish netting all the way around the crown and lets the air flow though and seems to cool me down, rough guessing about fifteen degrees.
     
  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    We're going to town and look for a canopy of some sort. Ma's getting tired of standing between me and the sun:lol:
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  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    most Of The Time I Go Early In The Morning Before It Gets Real Hot. If In A Boat I Just Put Up With It.puts Kots Of Sun Screen On Be Surprised How Much Cooler That Stuff Makes A Body Feel.maybe Its All In My Headbut Feels Good. Get You Some Tie Downs To Put On Your Umbrella And Stake It Four Ways.maybe That Would Help.keep It More Steady.
     
  6. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Talk about it being hot,I live in Fl.& I know just what you mean. I only fish for cats and all my fishing is done at night.
     
  7. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I fish 80-90 % at night during the summer. I do however have a 8x8 easy up that is perfect for 2. Very simple to put up and down. Got it 5 years ago at Sports Athority. Cost $90 but they are cheaper now.
     
  8. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    When I fished bass tournaments I would us a couple things like bandannas that have jell in them. Wear one around your neck and have the other cooling , works great.
     
  9. Majesticman

    Majesticman New Member

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    Let me know if you find one like that. My wife beats me with sticks, feeds me her fist and won't let me fish. (just kidding dear):crazy:

    I have a very large brimmed hat.
     
  10. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    Ready made shade :cool2:
     

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  11. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    I have to say i fish at night to get some cover from the sun... Its very pleasant and the only problem with it is that you can't see exactly where your casts land all the time... i don't mind it though, its peaceful
     
  12. Lawdog

    Lawdog New Member

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    I put a binini top on my 16' john-boat. Sure is nice but sometimes will get in the way of your hook-set.
     
  13. gofish

    gofish New Member

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    I looked into getting a bimini but I was worried about the same thing. The problem with the umbrella is that if the sun isn't more or less straight overhead, the shadow (shade) may be over the water instead of over the boat. I need a second umbrella I think.
     
  14. mspratt

    mspratt New Member

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    I don't see why a bimini top wouldn't work, they come in diff sizes, heights, and can be mounted about anywhere.Can keep the rain off to if it isn't to windy.I saw one a buddy had made,He mounted it about midship and u could lean it to the front or the rear.Kind of a sail in the wind but seemed to work OK for a little shade....Ur humble servant beartrap and buoy
     
  15. ears

    ears New Member

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    I use a beach umbrella in a rod holder unless it is too windy. I have a little umbrella that clamps on to the back of a chair it will swing around to face the sun and is small enough that it will hold up to a pretty good wind. I use it in winter to keep the cold wind off the back of my neck too.
     
  16. Cat King

    Cat King New Member

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    Find some trees, that would help
     
  17. jim

    jim New Member

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    I have found that a pretty woman that measures about 44in around the pectoral region will provide plenty of shade as well as pleasent visual distraction when the fish arent biting.Far better than a bimini as you can place them (Oooops) her where you want her,including out of the way when you have to do the hookset thing.You SHOULD be using circles or Kahles anyway.This kind of shade works particularly well at night also unlike the other methods previously
    recommended.:lol: :big_smile: :roll_eyes: :smile2: :eek:oooh:
     
  18. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I use the same, have the tall one and casting is no problem with one or two steps forward or aft, then sit in the shade
     
  19. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    My boat has a 8ft wide x 10ft long top, so i just put the boat where the sun don't shine in it.........and nite fish when its real hot......
     
  20. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Yo matt, joes umbrella is the way to go. We have a patio umbrella that we picked up at fred thats 7 or 8 feet and it'll shade the whole rear of the boat. If i remember right it was less than twenty buxs. It sure beats sittin in the heat all day! I figured as small as my boat is a bikini top would be in the way more than i would use it so its just easier using the umbrella.