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  don't ya think those outriggers will ...
  Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-23-13 12:42 AM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Aug-23-13 1:15 AM EST --

...... be kinda cumbersome and in the way while fishing , how about landing the fish ??

Also they will take up space in the wtaer , and be in the way when manuvering tight spots , how about lilly pads , sunken tree limbs and fish cover ??

Nothing like bringing a battleship into a good fish zone ehhh !!

Really , why do you feel you need outrigger stabilizers ?? The canoe isn't going to turn over or throw you out . You'd have to do some really rediculous shanagins to upset it , and the outriggers won't help you much in that case .

Listen up ... a canoe is the wizard of stealth , can enter in virual silence , slip into the primest of positions for casting and fishing , tweak this way and that with a single simple dab of the paddle ... slide through all but the thickest of things on and under the water (read fish cover) .

Now try that with ungainly outriggers . Besides that , the outriggers are nothing but added friction , drag causing obstructions that make noise , unequal drag on either side and just plain get in the way of everything , including fishing !!

Those outriggers ought to be really something while under power with a trolling motor ... ooopps the left side caught the water , ooopps the right side is catching the water now ... spin like top why don't ya !!

Don't try to turn a canoe into Jon boat , bad idea .

And last but least , the beauty of a canoe is it's bare bones simplicity , sleek , light and finely tuned manuverability . Muck it up with a bunch of add on stuff and it's beauty goes out the window . Plain stripped down , nothing but the hull is the way to go , care free and efficient as it gets , nothing in the way , no contraptions to deal with ... a perfect tool for fishing ponds , lakes , reservoirs , mountain rivers .

I just can't even imagine why you would want a trolling motor for a 3 ac. pond either , but I know of some ponds such as in Fl. where trolling the perimeter could produce maybe as many fish as casting the covers edge , but the trolling wouldn't be nearly as fun .

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