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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    I suppose you could use one for baiting the swim

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    Quote Originally Posted by POLEMINATOR View Post
    I suppose you could use one for baiting the swim
    There's no supposing about it. If you can't deposit a rig/hookbait and a reasonable amount of bait with one, it's not a bait boat intended for fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLEMINATOR View Post

    Regardless of how productive is the use of them taking fishing to far ?

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    I’ve never seen the point, feels a little like cheating to me. But each to their own I wouldn’t berate anyone for using one. As long as they don’t do a Miami vice scene through my swim lol

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    That’s it’s main use of course, very good for dropping bait and rig under overhanging trees and tight to islands.

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    I bought one for carp fishing but have used it more for pike fishing as it can drop a deadbait much further than it can be cast.

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    Like Pete says they can put a dead bait out further than one can be cast,
    I wont have one because they do not suit my style of fishing,
    My concern with them is A) people are tempted to drop baits into snaggy areas or under overhanging branches , to me this could endanger the targeted species, because of said snags, and also if fishing under overhanging branches, there is a chance of line catching on said branches when striking.
    B) if someone has limited casting ability distance wise, and they send a bait boat out further than they can cast, are they capable of striking into fish and playing it safely at a distance, again this is were the snags and casting come into it.

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    Can a bait boat be used to troll my lures round a lake? If not why not?

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    Quote Originally Posted by steve2 View Post
    Can a bait boat be used to troll my lures round a lake? If not why not?

    With no modifications, I suspect you could, but you'd run the risk of sinking a fairly expensive bit of kit. I've no doubt that a bait boat could be modified to do as you'd want. However, bait boat batteries tend not to last that long. I doubt they last long enough, or have a reasonable enough range for trolling.

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    How buoyant are these boats ? What if you dragged a line and lure around from the back of it, could you bring a fish to the bank with the boat ? Not saying you should just wondering if you could ? Is there a way ?

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    Default Re: Fish finder RC boats

    Quote Originally Posted by POLEMINATOR View Post
    How buoyant are these boats ?
    It varies depending on the exact model. I've yet to see one with offshore lifeboat levels of buoyancy. They are far from unsinkable. A combination of wind and wave on a big water can see some types off.

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    What if you dragged a line and lure around from the back of it,
    Dragging a lure around is trolling, see above.

    Quote Originally Posted by POLEMINATOR View Post
    could you bring a fish to the bank with the boat ? Not saying you should just wondering if you could ? Is there a way ?
    Not a chance with any type of bait boat I've seen. They aren't that powerful and the batteries don't last that long under heavy load.

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