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    Default Float tube for Hallibut

    I may be getting a float tube from my boss and I was wondering what your opinions were on fishing for halibut out of one. It would be in the summer when they are close in. It is the model 600 HH Griggs, i think it has 2 (two) beverage holders...

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    Make sure to tell us what it is like to be one of these...

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    Default Are you Crazy?

    Personally I don't think this is a wise idea.
    Have you really given this much thought?
    First of all you must deal with the tides. Can you propel a float tube fast enough to combat the tides and make it back to shore? In Cook Inlet we are talking 3-5 mph or more on many days.
    If you catch one you basically have no leverage from one of these things even a 20# butt could probably tow you quite a ways!
    I have caught a few halibut from shoreline areas in Cook Inlet before I purchased a halibut boat.
    Off the end of the homer spit is an area to try.
    Have also heard of people catching butts off of the Kasilof during the PU setnet fishery.Probably worth investigating. Fishing from shore is a MUCH safer idea.
    You might try going out on a rope tether and see how this thing reacts in the salt and if you can even control it while not fishing.
    I for one sure hope you are Joking.
    BTW beverage holders do you no good when a halibut has towed you 1/4 mile or more offshore and there are no boats around for rescue.

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    Keep puffin' Rasta
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    Quote Originally Posted by RastaHunter View Post
    I may be getting a float tube from my boss and I was wondering what your opinions were on fishing for halibut out of one. It would be in the summer when they are close in. It is the model 600 HH Griggs, i think it has 2 (two) beverage holders...

    I love it! I did lol when I read that. The picture I conjured up. Yahoo!
    Strangely, I might have to consider it. The tides here rip but maybe on a small one a guy could pull it off. Food for thought. (oh oh)

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    that model 600 HH griggs must have a transom for the kicker you plan on mounting on that inner tube?

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    Default Not for me.

    Two quotes come to mind: "Hold my beer and watch this!" & "I think we are going to need a bigger boat!"

    If you have a family, you better up your life insurance policy. Seriously.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Man that will be one fun ride if you hook a big one. Next stop Hawaii
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    yes, exactly why I asked first, i have never been in one so I was just wondering. I will still buy it though for the stocked rainbows. I have seen guys going after silvers at Mill bay and Mission in them beach here in Kodiak. My mind was just wandering. I do wish I had those beverage holders right now though...

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    I'd like to see a picture of your float tube, Rasta. Can you post a link for me?

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    p.s. You guys are lame. Dont you remember in Kindergarten when they said it was a good thing to use your imagination?

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    p.s.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RastaHunter View Post
    p.s. You guys are lame. Dont you remember in Kindergarten when they said it was a good thing to use your imagination?
    Don't you remember in college when they said it was a good thing to use logic?

    Seriously, though, I have fished for and caught Kings from my 7 1/5 catamaran, and I am here to tell you that while fun, it sucked being at the mercy of a 30 lb fish...not to mention rowing that little thing against the tide and waves for what seemed like HOURS just to get 400yds back to the beach.

    Don't be a statistic...get a real boat for halibut.

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    Have you ever kicked around a float tube? I have been towed around by small trout in a lake. Tack on a few knot current, a gaff, and the resistance of a float tube, I hope you have a 200 meter line tied off to shore. You could fish an arc, then have the rope pull you towards shore.

    Make sure to have a video camera on shore. The video would be priceless.

    Oh, and if you catch anything over a little chicken, prepare for a wonderfully fun ride.
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    [quote=G_Smolt;457835]Don't you remember in college when they said it was a good thing to use logic?

    When It is wintertime and I am thinking about fishing, there is usually not enough room for logic to come into play. Maybe my brain is not getting enough oxygen in these cold times. (see? no logic there either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RastaHunter View Post

    Dont you remember in Kindergarten when they said it was a good thing to use your imagination?

    They also let you pick your nose
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    Thumbs up No such thing as a stupid question...

    so rasta...it's laudable that you're asking this...irrelevant questions, yes, but not stupid.

    The only stupid question it the one unasked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    so rasta...it's laudable that you're asking this...irrelevant questions, yes, but not stupid.

    The only stupid question it the one unasked.
    That is a nice thing to say Gogoalie. You are a gentlemen. But say it like it is man....










































    Anyone ever do any duck hunting in a hang glider??

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    Talking The Old Man And The Sea

    Watch the movie the old man and the sea prior to trying this. You coluld end up like him.

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    Default That is FUNNY and sounds like FUNNNNN!!!!

    I clicked back onto this thread because it made me smile from the beginning. I think it would be a real thrill to battle a big halibut from a float tube. Take a good rod with a very good reel, a very sharp knife carried in an easily accessible place, a stainless steel gun to kill the fish, and go for it. Do it on a nice flat sea, with no bad weather in the forecast, and get it on--mano e fisho. If it starts looking dangerously out of control, cut the line. If it doesn't, think of the story you will be able to tell your grandchildren.

    By the way, I was going to refer to the Old Man and the Sea, too.

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