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Intro from the Outboard

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Hey y'all!

 

Longtime shore fisherman/farm pond junkie, first time boat owner here, and looking for advice specific to Pontoons (specifically electronics---I'm going to make a post there as soon as I finish this intro).  I finally reached a point where the local farm ponds and small lakes around here have either been fished out, or are under new ownership that don't really want folks fishing there anymore, so to provide a better platform for myself, my Dad, my grandpa, my wife, and other members of my family (and friends!) to fish out of, we took the plunge and bought a new Sun Tracker Bass Buggy 18.  Super excited about the boat, and I've had it out once already, at Carter's Lake in Georgia.

 

The boat is a lot of fun, but MAN there's a lot to learn about ownership and usage.  I did really well with the trolling motor, the outboard and just generally driving the boat, but getting the rig down the ramp and the boat off the trailer/back on the trailer and up the ramp is gonna take a lot of practice.

 

As far as what we fish for and where we fish, we are in NW Georgia, and plan to stick around Carter's for now.  Eventually we'd like to fish Blue Ridge and possible Allatoona, and MAYBE Lanier.  If things go well, we'd also want to get OOS licenses for Tennessee and Alabama to do Chickamauga and Weiss.

 

In order of importance/frequency, what we go after:

 

Largemouth (obviously)

Smallmouth/Spots

Crappie

Catfish

Whatever else is in the lake (Striper would be great, but literally never tried).

 

Rig:

2019 Bass Buggy 18 Pontoon, 60hp Mercury outboard, MotorGuide xi5 55lb trolling motor with GPS Anchoring

Pulled by a 2010 FJ Cruiser with no dadgum mirror extenders (fixing that THIS WEEK)

 

Gear:

Predominantly spinning reels ("open face"), juuust now getting into amateur birdnesting, errr baitcasters.

Grew up fishing spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, spoons, rooster tails and the like.  Very much an amateur when it comes to soft plastics.

 

Personal Best: 4.2 lb Largemouth (sad, but honest).

 

Thanks for hosting this forum!  Go Dawgs!

 

 

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~ 

Nice Intro and best of luck with the with rig

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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Welcome!

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Welcome! :)

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Welcome aboard!

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Welcome home! We're glad you're here.

 

Here's a video that's going to help you with backing it down the ramp:

 

 

 

 

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Hello @lunkerdown from Northern California! Welcome to Bass Resource and the Forums!

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Welcome to the forum.  You've got a lot of great lakes to fish in your area.  Hope you enjoy the boat.

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Welcome aboard!

 

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Hello and welcome to BR!

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