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Well finally got to break in my new Creek Company ODC Sport LT.

This is my fist time ever in a row small boat, first time ever rowing, and first time ever fishing from a boat in a lake.  I had a blast!

 

Now for the not so fun side.

I kept being blow out of position when I tried to fish.  I did not have fins or an anchor and so I know they are next on the shopping list. What else should I get and or think of getting or making?  Any suggestions are welcome.


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Fins are a must! you can probably do without the anchor for now, I dont know many guys that use them cause your fins can keep you in one place when you learn how to use them (you can pretty much master that in about a day or two). Other then that, all you need is a rod rack and either a follow me bag or livewell and you are set for tourneys!


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Yeah, fins are an absolute must. Like AC said, livewell (good for dry storage as well!) along with a rod rack is a must. Fish finder can be a huge help and help you learn those secret spots within a spot as well.

Great to hear you got on the water! Where did you end up going?

Delta fishing is spotty right now. The little ones are everywhere but the keepers and above are very spot specific (biting anyway). My boating partner and I fished a ton of spots yesterday and only 2 had a fair number of keepers. Only one fish over 4 lbs. Ouch!

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Thanks for the suggestions!

 

I have been checking out the posted photos and I can see many great ideas for racks made from PVC piping.  The follow me livewell makes sense to me.

 

I just went to Contra Loma since it's only 5 minuets away from me.  I had the whole lake all to myself since there were no other boaters.

 

Lots of underwater weed beds with fish.

 

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Nice. Just did a search on that boat and for $220 not a bad deal.
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Fins,fins,fins and if you dont already have them you'll want to get some waders too.


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I have neoprene booted waders.
Any suggestions for which fins I should get?

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Probably strap on since they are booted.


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Okay... I mean what brand and model should I get or even avoid?

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I prefer the dive fins. I personally don't like the force fins but some guys are into them. Don't get the caddis fins. Junk in my book.

Go to a dive shop and check out a few pair. Mine was around $80-90 but there are some pretty good ones in the $30-50 range.

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Thanks.
That helps alot. 

I've seen those dive fins at Sports Chalet and they seem to be better then the Outlast kick fins.
I did not know if I would be able to use the dive fins.

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Does anyone know if there are fins that you can kick forward with,hope I'm not getting too get off topic. I think if you could kick both ways it would be really useful for flipping when the wind is blowing away from the cover your trying to flip.
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Hey Bert make sure you bring the boots you are going to wear the fins over if you are going to get dive fins. Many of them dont fit over wading boots.

Bassin, you can kick forward with dive fins but it takes practice, I have not mastered it yet but it can be done.

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To AC's comment, I just use the little neoprene booties divers wear. Gives you a chance to walk around and can still wear the dive fins. If you want efficiency, dive fins are by far the best way to go.

To use dive fins and kick forward you just have to get closer to the edge of your seat and bend your feet/legs back a bit. Once you've done it for a bit it is no problem.

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Like Todd said on going forward with flips.To simplify it even more is to visualize how a frog moves forward in the water and replicate that motion,its a little tricky at first but you`ll get the hang of it with practice.


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