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Let's build a Catfishing boat

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by Garyoutlaw77, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Garyoutlaw77

    Garyoutlaw77 Rough Fish Ambassador

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    If you were going to put together a true Ohio Cat boat what would you want ?
    We could come up with a million combinations but let's just stick to a big River style boat for 3 guys,a good sized bait tank & gear.
    What can't you live without & what's just for being comfy?
     
  2. uglykat23

    uglykat23 duuuuhhhuuuuuhhhhh

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  3. some quality rodholders and a sturdy rack to hold them.
    A decent fishfinder, one that can show you the structures you need to be fishing
    a spare battery and anchor/rope
    The Bimini top certainly came in handy one day about 6 weeks ago in the driving freezing rain!!

    Most important, a good dependable motor

    Salmonid
     
  4. 1 more thing, if your building, get a all welded floor, if you have to go with a carpeted floor, better get a big floor mat to collect all the blood, slime and scales and mud, thats real blessing in my boat.

    Salmonid
     
  5. Garyoutlaw77

    Garyoutlaw77 Rough Fish Ambassador

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    Post up some pics of your rigs guys
     
  6. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    let's just buy one:D
    here's one that is pretty much what i'd have if i was gonna be doing a lot of serious catting on the rver or big lakes.it's got just about everything i'd want in a good fishable boat.
    http://www.txcatfishguide.com/xpress.html
     
  7. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    I just got a 1957 Glasspar that I'm going to restore/modify for catfishing.
    I'll post pictures this spring as I get the work done.
     
  8. You Can't Beat A Pontoon as A Cat Boat