New to canoe fishing
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-04-12 10:37 AM (EST)
Good morning everyone. just a quick question. i recently got an old town hunter 14ft tandem. i was curious if this is something that is commonly used in fishing or if some have used this model. ive read most prefer 119's but since i already have this one i will probably end up just modding to my liking. didnt know know if there was anything to look as far as issues, concerns or positives.. thanks Ed
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fine for fishing|
Posted by: djo on Sep-04-12 1:36 PM (EST)
I am not familiar with that specific model but if you have it - then it is perfect for fishing. The boat you have and use is always way better than the one you don't have or don't use.
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-04-12 7:36 PM (EST)
I used to have one|
Posted by: Big_D on Sep-05-12 2:55 PM (EST)
A Mazda 3 that is. You get used to scratching it.
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-06-12 6:18 AM (EST)
ya i figured it was gonna get scratched anyways after a while and im not paying 300-400 for a roof rack. foam blocks look good to me.
don't personally know the OT Hunter |
Posted by: pilotwingz on Sep-06-12 9:45 PM (EST)
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-07-12 6:42 AM (EST)
i can see that.i live by 3 or 4 smaller ponds but then a pretty big river, (Taunton River, MA) so i get a bunch of different places to go.
Had to look the model up.|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Sep-07-12 10:10 PM (EST)
Looks like it once covered the niche now filled by the Osprey 14. Don't see any reason it wouldn't be fine for fishing from. A little cramped for tandem fishing - as all 14' canoes are - but not terribly so. Appears to be a decent flatwater boat.
couldnt find either|
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-09-12 7:29 PM (EST)
Ya i had tried looking it up before with no avail. i still haven't found much info on it. its a nice canoe not to to heavy.something good to start out in and try to make it fit my needs....good call on the clean roof and pads
There may be some canoes|
Posted by: Reefmonkey on Sep-24-12 10:26 AM (EST)
that are "optimal" fishing craft, but remember that people have been pressing whatever canoe they had into service for recreational fishing for at least 125 years and having a great time doing it. As long as it can get you to the spots you want to fish, has enough space for your and your gear, and is stable enough for your fishing style and location, it's fine.
Posted by: snowman80 on Sep-25-12 9:28 PM (EST)
Well i emailed Old Town and the very quickly responded with information on the Hunter canoe. and they also attached a page from the 1987 catalog with the info on it. So it weighs in at 53 lbs and has a weight limit of 505. not to bad considering it will be more then likely just me in it anyways.