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Old 02-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default NFL Class for a new boater??Please??

I'm almost done rebuilding my '66 plywood sled that I am planning to use primarily on the
NFL and I'm really hoping to catch a ride with someone willing to show me some of the
things to look out for along the river.
I've been bank fishing some of the "usual" spots for 20+ years but the boat is all new
to me and I'm not interested in learning boat safety the hard way.
I've got whatever gear I might need and not afraid of buying some gas and beverages.
I hope to be a regular out there and it would be nice to know some of the other regulars.

PM if you're interested.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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Someone help Dave out. He's a really good guy!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thanks Tommy!

I got a couple of promising pms. (Thanks guys.)

I'm just trying to avoid being the new guy doing everything wrong.
I'm sure someone will help me out along the way.

I finally painted it today! Almost done!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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Read the water surface!!! If you see some sort of distrubance then there is something underneath the water just up stream. That being said I have also bumped alot of things that didn't show any surface signs. If your going to run the Lewis then your going to bump something at some point in time...It happens to all of us if your fishing the right water. There are lots of stumps and logs in the frog water. The river seems to change ever year. Lots of logs on the north side of eagle island, lots of fish too! It might be best to follow sombody as well and watch the line they take.
it will help to see it from in the boat as well as behind. Becareful and enjoy!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Thanks Tommy!

I got a couple of promising pms. (Thanks guys.)

I'm just trying to avoid being the new guy doing everything wrong.
I'm sure someone will help me out along the way.

I finally painted it today! Almost done!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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I too have a ton to learn about the NF, but one thing foresure is my job infulences the NF flow a great deal, and what I do know is that they need to run water hard for several days. So fishing it is not a good idea at this time. Maybe a week or so. We'll see.
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watch out for the pirate boat
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
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I too have a ton to learn about the NF, but one thing foresure is my job infulences the NF flow a great deal, and what I do know is that they need to run water hard for several days. So fishing it is not a good idea at this time. Maybe a week or so. We'll see.
It fishes well at 11,000....=)
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It fishes well at 11,000....=)
Very well may I add. And yeah watch out for the pirate sled!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #11
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if flow is above 3000...just get out there and bump boats with everyone else...it's a no brainer.

If flow is under 1800 to 2500, you will figure it out after you hit a log or two you'll already know the river for the most part.

It is common to trade paint in the stacked up areas, so if this concerns you don't fish the packs
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #12
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Thanks for the tips guys.
I'll keep an eye out for this Pirate boat.

I just picked up a spare motor with a pump on it so I think I'll be down to about an 8"draft...
That should help with access and be fun to figure out.

I got a very generous pm offering to show me around a little bit when the levels come down and I'm really looking forward to seeing parts of a river that I've been bank fishing for over 30 years.

I'll try to figure out how to put together a build (re-build) thread when I finally get to put it in the water. It's been almost 2 years, TOO much money and waaaaayyyyy more sanding than I could have imagined,, but I'm down to mounting motors and running the cables.

I hope to be out there within the next month or two!
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