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#1394060 - 07/04/09 12:32 PM Duck River (part two)
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A friend and I decided to try our luck again yesterday at a different launching area and head upstream with the trolling motor and float back down .
It worked out well with the Gheenoe as we stopped and wade fished the many shoals along the way up and back downstream while beaching the boat on the shoals . We caught some smallies and spotted bass , mostly on beetlespins and slider worms . I hung a nice one on and lost it while fishing the seam between very fast water and slack water on an outside bend .
Overall it was a good relaxing trip on the water . I might take the jet boat on the next trip just to cover more water . I'll probably have to get out and drag it through some of the extremely shallow shoals because the water level is so low .
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#1394101 - 07/04/09 01:52 PM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: Radar]
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What size Gheenoe do you have?
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#1394116 - 07/04/09 02:24 PM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: B.D.]
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
What size Gheenoe do you have?


It's an older model 13' low sider that I bought off a fellow Tndeer member . It's much more stable than a canoe thats for sure .
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#1394386 - 07/04/09 09:58 PM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: Radar]
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Yeah, the stability on the Gheenoes can't be beat. I've got a Gheenoe Classic. The reason I was asking is because I've never fished the Duck. I was wondering if it's more "canoe water" or if I could use my boat there okay. I'd like to get into some of those Duck River smallies one of these days.

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#1394506 - 07/05/09 06:07 AM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: B.D.]
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It depends on the location and water level . There are some areas suitable for boats that you can motor through , and other areas that are filled with shallow shoals that are more suitable for a jet drive or floating through with a canoe .
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#1394522 - 07/05/09 07:06 AM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: Radar]
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How big of a trolling motor would be needed to push a 13' Gheenoe upstream at the caney with one generator? Two people on board.
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#1394530 - 07/05/09 07:16 AM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: jakeway]
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 Originally Posted By: jakeway
How big of a trolling motor would be needed to push a 13' Gheenoe upstream at the caney with one generator? Two people on board.
I doubt you could do it on the Caney . The Duck has many slack water areas that can be navigated with a 36 lb. trust trolling motor . I just pulled it through the shallow riffles .
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#1394980 - 07/05/09 05:07 PM Re: Duck River (part two) [Re: Radar]
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