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#1 SmackUm

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

I often use inflatable boats to fish the more difficult to access stocked lakes as they are cheap, light weight and fairly compact fitting nicely into a back pack here are some pics from a recent trip...
Forest fire fighter hose pack w/gear... http://kamkid.pictur...1419&clid=66579
First Lake... http://kamkid.pictur...1441&clid=66579
First Portage... http://kamkid.pictur...1465&clid=66579
Second Lake.... http://kamkid.pictur...1506&clid=66579
Brook Trout... http://kamkid.pictur...1525&clid=66579
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#2 grubman

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

Your boat looks just like my Coleman 2 person (fits only 1) inflatable. They are cool little boats, perfect for those small calm water areas that most other boats can't get into.

Great pics, love the brookie. Thanks for sharing.
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#3 FishingNoob

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Wow! How BIG is that bag?
It's pretty cool how you can pack up your boat and move from lake to lake.
As always that is one gorgeous fish. God I need to catch me some brook trout.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

wow, Smacks, you've got all the angling angles covered, eh

fantastic!
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

That is one colourful and beautiful looking fish
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:26 AM

I often use inflatable boats to fish the more difficult to access stocked lakes as they are cheap, light weight and fairly compact fitting nicely into a back pack here are some pics from a recent trip...
Forest fire fighter hose pack w/gear... http://kamkid.pictur...1419&clid=66579
First Lake... http://kamkid.pictur...1441&clid=66579
First Portage... http://kamkid.pictur...1465&clid=66579
Second Lake.... http://kamkid.pictur...1506&clid=66579
Brook Trout...
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Wow, that's a beauty!
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#7 rhymobot

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

awesome. this is something i'd totally do here close to toronto if there were some back lakes that were off the beaten path but also not private.

just the adventure of it is cool enough. to land a nice fish is an extra bonus.
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#8 SmackUm

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

Thanks grubman,FishingNoob,Dugger,dockmuskie,klamp & rymbot... Yeah grubman those are coleman 2 man inflatable boats that I picked up @ Walmart they fit in an empty 5gal oil pail with just enough room left over for a foot operated air pump.
Yeah FishingNoob they are pretty big packs the MNR had them designed for them to carry fire hose which they camlock together and connect to a jet pump. The pack might look pretty big but most my gear weighs almost nothing the total weight of the pack is around 25lbs.
You can see the second inflatable boat tied to the rear of the first boat @ the portage. I just pulled the pail conatining the extra boat along much like a kayakers bullet capsule that they use to carry extra gear in I sometimes use them in much the same way too.
I will try and get out again soon and share some more pics... :)
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

Wow, that's a lot of beautiful pics. When did you find time to fish SmackUm? Or did you bring a photographer along? Lol.
That's a lot of nice fish and beautiful country. I've always loved catching Specks and it looks like you did great on them. Is that a Pink in the one pic?
Rainbows, Lakers, Bass and Walleye too. That looks like one trip I would love to make one day.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

looks like you had a nice little adventure,nice pics i really liked the pic at second lake and the brook trout thanks for sharing :)
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#11 SmackUm

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:12 PM

Thanks Alfiegee & FishChris I'll try and get out again and fish some more stocked lakes before freeze up... My cousin first introduced me to inflatable boat fishing in 1979 on a stocked lake Ontario has hundreds of them. :)
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#12 Diana Danger

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

I often use inflatable boats to fish the more difficult to access stocked lakes as they are cheap, light weight and fairly compact fitting nicely into a back pack here are some pics from a recent trip...
Forest fire fighter hose pack w/gear... http://kamkid.pictur...1419&clid=66579
First Lake... http://kamkid.pictur...1441&clid=66579
First Portage... http://kamkid.pictur...1465&clid=66579
Second Lake.... http://kamkid.pictur...1506&clid=66579
Brook Trout... http://kamkid.pictur...1525&clid=66579

 

Greetings fellow inflator,  I am very interested to see these photos but the links are not working for me, maybe because this is an older thread.  Can you repost them? 


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

I dont think you need a boating license for inflatables (or anything without a motor) right?


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#14 Diana Danger

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:44 PM

I dont think you need a boating license for inflatables (or anything without a motor) right?

Without a motor I dont think you have to worry.

 

I have one tho ;)  Just call me Capt'n!


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#15 rhymobot

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:58 PM

Without a motor I dont think you have to worry.

 

I have one tho ;)  Just call me Capt'n!

 

you have one now? welcome to the club. motoring along is so much easier than rowing.

 

i vaguely remember the original post but it was amazing. something that i wish i could do.


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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

Without a motor I dont think you have to worry.

 

I have one tho ;)  Just call me Capt'n!

 

What motor do you have on it? Want to post a few pics .

 

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#17 Diana Danger

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

What motor do you have on it? Want to post a few pics .

 

Cheers

 

right now i just have a trolling motor, perfect for what I've been using the boat for.  the max motor size is 2hp but trolling suits me just fine.  I have a custom built carpeted floor in the boat so I can stand and (carefully) walk around...I also made 2 benches/tables and covered them in carpet.  Right now im using the cooler as my captains chair :)

12 ft, 6 person boat but really its perfect for 2 with room to spare.

 

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#18 Diana Danger

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

What motor do you have on it? Want to post a few pics .

 

Cheers

 

not sure if u can tell but my rod on the left is sporting the hummingbird smartcast fish finder just above the grip. on the water I let the transducer drag behind the boat as I troll which helps me find good spots to drop the anchor.


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#19 Bow Man

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

That's pretty nice FG.

 

Cheers.


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#20 rhymobot

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

nice setup you got there. mine is similar.

 

i hope you didn't pay $82 for the motor mount like i did.

 

i should think about making a bench for mine too. hmmm...

 

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