Bass Canoe

BassCanoe – Crisis!

Crisis! I was all set to pursue snakeheads at Pohick Bay Regional Park.  The Basswife was not with me, so I was by myself  and planning on paddling from the middle seat. I loaded up the canoe, paid the four dollar fee to launch and pushed off. As soon as I sat in the middle

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Marine Battery

Is your trolling battery sitting in the corner of your garage?  Whoa.  There are a number of things that need to happen in the off season to keep it in top condition. Since I messed up a battery last year, I checked a few sites to get the right info on what to do. There

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Fishin’ Buddy wiggle solution

It’s been driving me knots for the last two years. When my old PirhanaMax 15 gave up the ghost, I bought a fancy new portable fishfinder (Humminbird140c Fishin Buddy) that mounted on the side of the canoe. Unfortunately, when fully inserted, the vibrations were intense to the point of potentially damaging the electronics – without

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Canoe Middle Seat

It’s been awhile since I was able to get any more toys for the basscanoe.  I recently found a removable, adjustable middle seat that works just fine! This thing drops in the rails pull out, and you are in business.  You can attach one of the firm backed seats to it for additional comfort. So, load up

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Damage!

On a trip late in the season, I slipped and jarred the Bass Canoe loose from the hitch mount.  Bang! Slam! I watched in horror as it richocheted off the truck and slammed into the pavement.  A quick survey of the damage revealed a huge and nasty looking dent in the front.  My fear is

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – A need for SPEED!

The good thing about having a trolling motor on the Bass Canoe is that it it provides an inexpensive way to move “quickly” on the small bass lakes I enjoy.  The bad thing is that if the lake is anything bigger than small, it takes forever to get from point to point. When I was

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Umbrella

The Basswife likes to fish for bass, but does not want to be uncomfortable.  This means no bugs and some shade when it is hot. I got her a “buzzoff” hat to deal with the bugs (works great), the shade eluded me;after all, this was the basscanoe; a floating bass fishing machine that is about

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Rod Holders

Ordered one of these downeast rod holder from Amazon to use to hold my rod or even to use to drag a worm or drop shot rig while fishing with the other rod.  These things worked out pretty good.  They were easy to clamp and have plenty of adjustments.  You can pivot them by using the wingnut

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Sea Anchor

Tired of drifting around?  A sea anchor (drift sock) is probably exactly what you need.  Over the years, I spent plenty of hours trying to get the canoe into position only to have the wind push it out of the way before I could finish working the spot for that big bass you know has

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Motor Mount

While a paddle is great on a river, the only way to navigate a small to medium sized bass lake is with a motor.  It took me quite a bit of time to find the perfect mount – reliable and cheap.  Surprisingly, I found this at LL Bean.  I normally associate them with more expensive

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Seating

I don’t know about anyone else, but a canoe is not a very comfortable place to spend an afternoon.  The seat is strangely shaped – kind of pitches you back – and then there is no back support. For years we use flexible stadium type seats -they were the floppy kind that you could adjust

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Ultimate Bass Canoe – Attach Tiedowns

Before you pop your bass canoe ontop of your car or truck, you need to make sure that it will stay there as you wing down the road at 60mph.  I have a Ranger XLT and it fit my canoe just fine.  I would strap it from the front and the back with just enough

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

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Hundreds of pictures, GPS coordinates, and fishing focused discussion.

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