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#859095 - 08/08/08 08:01 AM Let's get real...
bowriter
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All this talk about crowding and tackle types and trophy fish on the Big Ditch...aint this what it is really all about?

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#859171 - 08/08/08 08:29 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: bowriter]
J Hartman
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I don't understand what you are trying to say?
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#859242 - 08/08/08 09:28 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: ]
Hillbilly Hunter
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yes, John, it is.
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#859271 - 08/08/08 09:37 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
MFBAB
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The only way that picture could be better is if your line was getting stretched by one of those nice Rainbows!
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#859274 - 08/08/08 09:41 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
huntwriter
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Beautiful picture makes me want to leave the office right now and head out with the boat. By the way what watercraft are you using there? I never seen a boat like that but sure looks like a handy deal. I could use one like that on the many smaller lakes we have here in British Columbia.
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#859285 - 08/08/08 09:48 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: huntwriter]
bowriter
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Huntwriter- It is called a PondHopper, I believe it is made in Oklahoma. It is about the most perfect boat I have ever used for the way we use it. The guy in the picture, Big Bird, weighs well over 200 pounds. With him the back and me in the front with the battery etc. we still float clear in 3" of water and there is no way you can turn that sucker over. It will handle up to 5-hp gas engine but we put a 9.8 on it. But I wouldn't try to ski behind it. \:\)

Interludywhatever. I feel for you brother. I f I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.
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#859298 - 08/08/08 09:58 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: bowriter]
J Hartman
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OH i understand, I love to fish, I was being sarcastic
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#859384 - 08/08/08 10:34 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: J Hartman]
huntwriter
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Thanks bowriter. Most of the small and shallow lakes up here you are not permitted to use any gas engines and some even wont let you use an electric motor. It is because of that, that I like the boat. And unlike some of the narrow canoe style boats used here, which I hate, it has a flat base. Perfect for me!

I’ll look into it. Thanks bowriter.
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#859390 - 08/08/08 10:36 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: huntwriter]
bowriter
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Othmar, without a trolling motor, that boat is useless. You cant paddle it 20 feet.
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#859391 - 08/08/08 10:36 AM Re: Let's get real... [Re: huntwriter]
Trapper John
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 Originally Posted By: huntwriter
Thanks bowriter. Most of the small and shallow lakes up here you are not permitted to use any gas engines and some even wont let you use an electric motor. It is because of that, that I like the boat. And unlike some of the narrow canoe style boats used here, which I hate, it has a flat base. Perfect for me!

I’ll look into it. Thanks bowriter.


Be warned, the actual Pond Hopper brand is very hard to locate now. I'm not even sure if they are still producing boats. However there are several similar brands out there right now that make a fine watercraft. If you can't find an actual Pond Hopper look into Bass Hunter boats or something similar. I've got a Bass Hunter similar to Bowriter's Pond Hopper. Also, Bowriter is right. Not made for paddlin'.

Excellent picture.

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