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    Default Amateur hour on George creek

    I suspect this vid is not gonna happen.......??? not tonight anyway

    Just a little fishing trip via George Creek to George lake, I edited out all the (twice that I can remember LOL) impacts w/ the bank, I would have left them in if the camera had been pointed at some thing other than the floor.I know its hard to believe, but We did actually make it around some tight corners.....I know, I know, no tunes, sounds like a winter project...
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    either link no workie or I'm an idiot...
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    pull my finger....

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    I am the idiot, Yur wright link no workie!!!!
    Fix link soon as find the missing one..............

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    Another attempt at posting this vid
    http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=cd8dbd0e.pbr

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    Question So How Was the Fishing

    Hey There,

    I was the one thinking about going up there the same weekend as you in the original George Lake thread, but talked myself out of it when the waters started coming up like mad... should I be kicking myself now for not going?

    Video works by the way... pretty cool but no footage of big toothy fishies so I can only give it 4 out of a possible 5 stars...

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    Well, some fish were caught, no monsters for the camera. All were caught trolling.....
    I did have a few on while casting, but was unable to get em in the boat.
    It was a good trip, but need more than two days to figure things out.....

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    Last time, maybe it will work?????????

    http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=93b3a58b.pbr

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    Good video. Fun ride in!!! That slough always has a pucker factor. Good boating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akgramps View Post
    Well, some fish were caught, no monsters for the camera. All were caught trolling.....
    I did have a few on while casting, but was unable to get em in the boat.
    It was a good trip, but need more than two days to figure things out.....
    Sounds like a fish story to me......
    Hows that rig working for ya?

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    I think the boat is gonna do what I was hoping, I did some load testing 2 weeks ago, we had 6 guys, 50 gallons of fuel and 55 gallon drum with water in it plus some misc boat stuff and I was able to get on step. we had to rearange the load to make it happen. I guess we had about 2000 pounds in the boat and was pleased with that, It was plenty heavy but carried it alright, maybe would carry another 100 or 200 more pounds?
    I ran it for just under 1-1/2 hours, stopping and starting and playing with the load and burned a little over 8 gallons, so it looks like 6 or maybe 6.5 gallons an hour is the fuel burn, and I am happy with that, that was traveling mid to high twenties. My plan is to take a long trip next year and am trying to figure out load capacity and how much fuel will be needed, I need to do more testing under load for a couple hours to get my numbers dialed in.
    The boat will do ok in skinny water, 4"-5" from near as I can tell so far.
    Its still a handfull in the twisty stuff, I changed out the helm last week and reduced the number of turns by almost one whole turn! It helped. I am still learning the sliding technique somewhat, when I mess up, I end up in the brush. I sure miss that way the Wooly went around corners, I wonder if the 20 footers handle the same way?

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    Looks like the water was high. I have not been up there in a couple of years as the boat that I bought is twice the weight as my old one. I would hate to get it stuck. What was the date that you went in to the lake.

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    The water was very high, we went in Aug 2 and came out the following day, the Tanana was at 19-1/2 feet at that time, it was boiling. That was my only trip into George Lake, I think the fishing might be bettter earlier in the year, perhaps all the rain had some effect.
    The creek was interesting, I suspect it could be even more interesting or unmanagable if the water was low.

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