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Hi All,

I'm taking my Fish Cat Scout out for its maiden voyage on the bow river this evening after work.  I've been out a couple times on lakes, so got a general idea of how it handles in the smooth water.  Time to try to flowing water.  

I'll be able to be on the water/ready to go around 4:30 or 5:00 pm.  Wondering what section of the Bow I should float.  I have until dark basically.  I plan to cab back to my vehicle as I have a large MEC dry bag to put the deflated scout into after the float, so I should stay within city limits.

Also, it's been a while since I've fished the bow, and I don't often fish while drifting (been on a guide boat twice before).  What's the best setup for while drifting?  I was thinking of going hopper/dropper, but not sure if the grasshoppers are out in force as I haven't seen many. The biggest question I have when using hopper/dropper set up is the distance  between the hopper and dropper.  

Otherwise, probably the good ole indy, red wire or squiggly worm, and pheasant tail trailer to start. 

Cheers,

Caley

 

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I took my Fish Cat Pontoon out on it's maiden voyage the other night. Floated from Stoney Trail to Shouldice in the NW, took about 2.5 hours with a few stops. I found it very hard to fish from the pontoon while floating even using fins. I don't know what I would have done if I hooked up, would have been pretty funny to watch! Those raft style ones look a little better as you don't have to beach them to stand up and fish. I'll have to try again and practice controlling it a bit more using the fins. Let me know how you make out.

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A good set of fins is essential and the hard plastic ones do not work well. I suggest getting a set of force fins which did me well. When you hook a fish,  kick into shore and fight it. If faster currents, float down with the fish until you can find a place to kick in. A long net helps as well, as you need to put a pretty big bend in your rod to get it in between your legs.

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On 8/21/2019 at 11:36 AM, bod13 said:

I took my Fish Cat Pontoon out on it's maiden voyage the other night. Floated from Stoney Trail to Shouldice in the NW, took about 2.5 hours with a few stops. I found it very hard to fish from the pontoon while floating even using fins. I don't know what I would have done if I hooked up, would have been pretty funny to watch! Those raft style ones look a little better as you don't have to beach them to stand up and fish. I'll have to try again and practice controlling it a bit more using the fins. Let me know how you make out.

If you have the d-rings on the front of your pontoons. Run a bungee cord between the pontoons. Whenever you stand up, your boat won’t get away from you. 

 I prefer to float between the spots I wish to fish rather than trying to fish while drifting.

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Just got off the NW section myself an hour ago. I’m determined to figure it out. It will take some time. 3 on the streamer today although only one to the hand. I would say in a fast drift it would be chaotic to land a fish. It hasn’t happened yet to me. For the most part I use it to drift from spot to spot. I’ve only had my fish cat scout for a year. Great boat. 

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