Pass Lake Report

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  1. kbrooks

    kbrooks tight lines

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    Greetings,
    I decided to take a break from mowing, weed eating and painting and go over to Pass Lake on Sunday evening (aug.4). The water was calm and fairly clear and 67 degrees. I got on the water at 6:00 pm and stayed until 9:30 pm with only a couple of other boats on the water fishing and some people and dogs swimming. I successfully fished a yellow and green wooley bugger on type six sinking line. I managed 10 fish to the net and about half a dozen LDRs. Fish were between 12 and 16 inches long with a couple of hard-pullers and some leapers. What a great way to spend the evening.

    Kirk
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    any browns...?
     
  3. kbrooks

    kbrooks tight lines

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    Nope. Just rainbows. There was no moon so the last 20 minutes I was casting by Braille. I would like to target the browns there by the light of a full moon. Could be fun.
     
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    Good reporr Kirk.

    Now how about a progress report on the pram project?

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. John Weston

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    I want to hear about the pram. please and with pictures.
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  6. kbrooks

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    As requested, here are the photos of the little pram I just completed. This is the second stitch and glue boat for me. This is my own design and pattern. I purchased some $14 a sheet plywood initially to work on my pattern and see how my idea would stitch together and look. After that I purchased some light weight Okoume plywood for the final build.

    I wanted a boat that would fit inside my pickup bed with the tailgate closed so it would not interfere with towing my travel trailer. The bed is six and a half feet long. The pram turned out weighing 65 lbs including the seat so its easy to load and move around.
    I had it out on Pass lake yesterday. Despite its small size it is quite fishable and will work great for the small lakes I fish! Thanks for your interest.

    Kirk
     

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    What I like the most about Kirk's pram is that he built it to fit into the short bed of his truck--and it still proved seaworthy! Not always does a design restriction prove as forgiving. I suppose that what that $14/sheet plywood was all about. This pram should stand as an inspiration to all dreamers of "truck-bed" prams.
     
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    thanks kirk, that's a sweet little pram ya built. good on you.
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  9. Jeff Dodd

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    Great looking Pram Kirk! You do good work.

    Now you need a new umbrella ;-)
     
  10. John Weston

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    Kirk, re-visiting your new pram I see you didn't put in a lot of rocker. does it perform ok like that? also what did you do to your bottom, any keel or what? great little boat. thanks.
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    Yes. It has about 2" of rocker. Hard to tell in the photos. It has two 1" x 1 1/2" keels about 18" apart.

    I had the boat in Davis lake this am and in cougar lake this evening. I'm training it to be a fishing machine. It's doing well so far. K
     
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    seems to be a good height for rocker and the spacing on the keels. train it good. thanks.
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    Kirk
    I like your low middle brace with the raised pedestal to mount a seat on. This will allow you to swivel without hi jumping the bench seat. Wish my Smith pram had this same design.

    Are you happy with the stiffness of the gunnel walls?
     
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    I sandwich the plywood between two strips of oak trim. Glued and screwed. Strong enough to string a hammock across. A very short hammock.

    Fished Big Twin this am. Caught a lot of big fat fish in the early morning and let em go quickly.

    Kirk
     
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    kirk, your havin way to much fun. I can come an get the boat an keep it for awhile to let ya rest up. lol.
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