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#1270127 - 03/31/09 03:36 PM Floating the Caney with 2 generators?
peleejosh
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Safe or not? 12' Jon with trolling and outboard?
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#1270192 - 03/31/09 04:15 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: peleejosh]
RF270
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I float it some with 2 generators in my 17 ft. boat & it can get harry. I wouldn't recommend it. One thing you have to remember about the Caney is the water temp. You go in & your in the fight for your life, literally, even with a life vest!!

Edited by RF270 (03/31/09 04:16 PM)

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#1270194 - 03/31/09 04:17 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: RF270]
peleejosh
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Secondary question --

What are options for fishing this weekend in the area. We have cabin @ edgar evins. Lake is def. scary in little jon.

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#1270383 - 03/31/09 06:24 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: peleejosh]
waterman
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very possible if you are experienced on the caney. we have done it but you must respect the river and be very careful!
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#1270473 - 03/31/09 07:03 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: waterman]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: waterman
very possible if you are experienced on the caney. we have done it but you must respect the river and be very careful!


I totally agree. It's very doable in that boat. In fact, it covers up a lot of the blowdowns that are dangerous at one generator. In some ways it's safer. On the other hand, the force of that water can kill you pretty quick. Just be careful.

You can catch fish at 2 generators if you know what you're doing, but most (including me) don't do that well when they're pushing that much water.
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#1270861 - 03/31/09 09:32 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: peleejosh]
shorefisherman
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 Originally Posted By: peleejosh
Secondary question --

What are options for fishing this weekend in the area. We have cabin @ edgar evins. Lake is def. scary in little jon.


your only option is to fish it. if you have a decent size motor youll be alright, its not that bad.
just use caution at all times...just be aware of where your at all times,specially around bridges
if yur not familiar with caney, launch at the dam. happy is ok,its got a little creek thats got no current. but bettys is difficult!!!fast current, water is almost to top of ramp. your boat will be in the current along with your trailer when launching, it can be done but bring yur waders.
btw...use big silverwares \:D
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#1270889 - 03/31/09 09:40 PM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: shorefisherman]
trealtree
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make sure your motor and trolling motor will work when needed.
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#1271102 - 04/01/09 05:20 AM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: trealtree]
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Well, I am going to weigh in here. Unless you are experienced and very comfortable in a boat that size, it is dangerous. The Caney can be a mean river unless you know it and even then it can fool you. I have three decades of experience on the Caney and I would not be comfortable on the river with two gens running in a 12 foot boat unless all I was doing was going downstream.

Yes, you can fish the Caney in a 12 foot jon boat and small kicker. No, you can't fish it safely unless you are experienced in handling that boat, can read currents and know the river.

That's just my opinion.
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#1271125 - 04/01/09 06:07 AM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: bowriter]
TNLynn
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You could put in below the dam opposite the generators and fish out of the current safely.
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#1271152 - 04/01/09 06:41 AM Re: Floating the Caney with 2 generators? [Re: bowriter]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Well, I am going to weigh in here. Unless you are experienced and very comfortable in a boat that size, it is dangerous. The Caney can be a mean river unless you know it and even then it can fool you. I have three decades of experience on the Caney and I would not be comfortable on the river with two gens running in a 12 foot boat unless all I was doing was going downstream.

Yes, you can fish the Caney in a 12 foot jon boat and small kicker. No, you can't fish it safely unless you are experienced in handling that boat, can read currents and know the river.

That's just my opinion.


Ditto for me. I'm not that experienced on the Caney, but am on rivers in general. You margin of error is pretty small, especially this time of year while the water is very cold.

There should be a plate on the boat outlining the weight that can be safely carried. I suspect when you add up the weight of the outboard, gas, trolling motor and battery, fishing tackle, and a couple of people that you are going to be very close on the 12 footer unless it is extra wide. That will really reduce your freeboard and make you extra vulnerable to a mistake.

I might do it during the summer when a mistake just leads to getting wet and a tale. Right now it would be pretty serious. If you do chance it, please make sure the pfds are worn and not just carried.
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