Dagnabbit I dont want to put it away
Fished the Fox for walleyes Wednesday. Dragged the boat thru snow to stick it in the barn today.
Assuming no skim ice this Saturday, I plan on hitting a local lake. By noon (when I'm finally be free), temps should be around 40 and any skim should be gone.
Yes getting the boat into storage i can see, i had to do that along time ago-when i kept mine in.I told them i wanted to be the last one in the barn so i could be the first out at any time.That didnt work so well so i decided to make my front yard a boat port-only go down halfway on the sides for easy wheel access.Its plugged in and battery ready at a moments notice.Never covered or winterized ready to fish-hell i have had the front yard snow plowed to get it out a few times.Leaving for the river at 4 am tomorrow-looks like the whole month of dec is going to be great-no snow
I goofed this year...
I have a semi heated garage, never freezes, and I winterized it in early November. Next year its not getting put away until ice gets on the lakes. I can easily launch and load without piers, i do it all the time. Should be out fishing today !!!!
Moved down to the Madison area in June and the house we bought has a 4 1/2 car heated garage. My ranger 620 fits at a slight angle giving me room for my car and truck, plus all my toys. Had the boat out this morning. Caught a few crappies and a 32 inch northern. I will fish in the boat until it’s too cold or ice up.
I think a big part of it is if they need to get the boat into a storage facility before they fill up or if the boat stays outside like mine. If I had a heated garage to park it in, I'd be using it year round!
prov, i think you are correct. I think next year I'm going to wait until after deer hunting to store it.
The best fishing for me is always last 2 weeks of november and first 2 weeks of december.I dont get why people put their boat away this time of year.Rivers are on fire..............
Might put it away for a couple weeks in February. Maybe not at all if this weather stays the way it is.
Happy Thanksgiving! Still haven't put the boat away... Maybe next week. Kinda want to get out a few more times