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    Question Stick Steer boats

    Does anybody on here fish out of a stick steer boat? Was thinking about getting one for the small rivers and lakes around here. likes - dislikes?

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    I have used a couple back when I sold Trackers. They are fun to drive and fairly comfortable to fish from but it feels odd to be driving from the bow. You don't have to get up to operate the t-motor, it's right in front of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lablazin View Post
    Does anybody on here fish out of a stick steer boat? Was thinking about getting one for the small rivers and lakes around here. likes - dislikes?
    I got one and loved it, before I moved to Texas........its still in Fl and I will either go it in the coming months or it will sell and I will look for something thats a little better for 25-40 mph winds on flat open lakes

    mine's a 16 footer with a 60 hp yami fourstoke and an 80lb fortex and loved it for what it was.......you can't run 35 mph across a 3 mile wide lake with a 15-20mph wind but you can float in 8-12 inches of water and fit into just about anything that even a jon boat could get into........great for night fishing

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    I had one years ago. It was pretty cool to pull up to a spot, drop the trolling motor, and start fishing without leaving the seat. I grew up around a guy that was hurt real bad while driving one though. He hit something in a shallow river and was thrown from the boat. When the boat came free, it continued forward and cut him up pretty bad when the prop hit him. I guess he wasn't using a kill switch. Come to think of it, my old boat didn't even have a kill swtch.

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    Do you mean tiller handle, transom mount or stick steer, bow mount? Sometimes they get confused with one another. I have a tiller handle transom mount like the Swamp People.

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    Love a stick steer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCapes View Post
    Do you mean tiller handle, transom mount or stick steer, bow mount? Sometimes they get confused with one another. I have a tiller handle transom mount like the Swamp People.
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    I fished a stick steer duracraft for years and a blazer before that. They are great for the upper end and smaller rivers around our area. Only thing about them is you will take a beating in rough water sitting in the front and my back wont take it anymore. Back is the only reason I didnt keep mine when I bout the beer can I have now.

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    My first bass boat was a stick steering Ouachita.


    I thought I would be on Easy Street by now but somehow I missed the off ramp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCapes View Post
    Do you mean tiller handle, transom mount or stick steer, bow mount? Sometimes they get confused with one another. I have a tiller handle transom mount like the Swamp People.

    Stick steer bow mount

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    Have y'all ran aluminum or fiberglass boats? I know most are aluminum but I know a guy in Molino,Fl that makes fiberglass V-hull stick steer boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backlash Ar View Post
    My first bass boat was a stick steering Ouachita.
    When I first got into bass fishing in 1975, my dad's buddy had a Ouachita with a 70 hp Rude and it ran about 42 mph. Loved that boat. Of course it outran our 15 ft. Ranger with an 85 Merc!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassngolfer View Post
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    Confused or something????

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    My dad has one, around 16' I think, aluminum with a 9.9 on it. I'm not really a fan of it. It will fish shallow, that I give it credit for, and not having to swap seats to fish or go is nice. However, and maybe his is just not set up right and needs some adjusting, it doesn't steer worth a damn. I feel like I'm practically standing on my head trying to push the stick down far enough to make a decent turn, and still feels like I'm taking the whole lake to do it. Takes some getting used to steering onto the trailer from the front too. I can't ever seem to get a straight shot with it - ass end is always hanging out one way or the other (I know, driver error, I only run it maybe once a year if that. Would probably not be an issue if I used it enough to get used to it). Plus, we had to rig up a roller towards the middle front of the trailer, as the weight of the driver in front wanted to wedge the nose underneath the bracket where the nose is secured (don't know what to call that "V" post up there). It still has a tendency even with the roller to be a problem, and I'm not a big guy at 165 lbs. This might be better if it had a bigger/heavier motor on the back.

    Not trying to discourage you, so try one out first to see if you like it. Personally, they're not for me.

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    I believe they are illegal in some tournaments but I've never been able to figure out why. They seem to an efficient fishing platform.

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    Here is a pic of my stick steer gheenoe I use when the water is low on the st johns river. Just put a 60 merc on it so it will run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigolbass View Post
    Here is a pic of my stick steer gheenoe I use when the water is low on the st johns river. Just put a 60 merc on it so it will run.

    A 60????

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    Had a 16ft john boat with 30 4stroke Evinrude with stick steer and loved it. Great for fishing by your self , fishing at night, and 6 gallons of gas would last 3-4 trips. It GPS it at 31mph. Really miss that boat sometimes but I mostly had to fish sitting down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lablazin View Post
    Have y'all ran aluminum or fiberglass boats? I know most are aluminum but I know a guy in Molino,Fl that makes fiberglass V-hull stick steer boats.
    Not so much anymore.......I haven't heard of Bruce Lee building a boat in a long time.

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    here is mine ........top speed is 38ish but thats only at 5000 rpms after that if I trim it up at all it starts porposing




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