Im a newbie to float tubing and just got a Cumberland that Ive taken out once so far. I was scouting out spots and found some really nice looking water with loads of sunken timber and a good amount of it sticking out. Is it wise to take my Cumberland into these type of areas? Is there a good chance of puncturing the tube if I hit a stick/stump? How would you navigate those types of water?
Posts : 13420 Join date : 2010-01-16 Age : 47 Location : So Cal / Orange County
I think this is a tough call the waters might produce good fish but the risk of puncture is I feel high. I think the risk is pretty high and the joy of fishing these water would be overshadowed by the concern of sticking the tube. This is my 2 cents, I believe we need to think safety first and always when float tube fishing. I hope I did not bust your (TUBE) with this answer but again this is just me. By the way welcome to the darkside.
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Posts : 3905 Join date : 2016-01-25 Age : 68 Location : San Pedro
4 out of the 5 voices that I hear in my head say to .... "go for it!" I'm assuming that you can always keep a certain distance between yourself and the hazardous debris. Is this correct? Just keep your own safety as your [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] priority, invite a buddy, always wear your PFD and have on a safety whistle.
Exposed trees, submerged trees, rock piles and stumps all make for some really outstanding fish structures. Why not plan a RECON mission to your new AO and really check it out ... of course, entering it with a certain degree of caution. This could actually turn out to be a great "honey hole" for you ... and for a lot of your future FT sessions.
Just my 2-cents,
SP Dan <"))><
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