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Went to Lowe’s H P today for a 7:30 AM start and ran smack dab into the Bass Champs fishing tournament pre-fish crowd. Activities run through Sunday, so if you’re thinking of a peaceful day on the lake please check it out first. If the weather and rising lake level doesn’t drive you out the crowds might as it did for me.
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I was going out for a bait trip with Joeslab. We never left the marina. Weatherman missed the forecast by a mile. 30 mph wind and huge waves. We sat inside the breakwater and watched the bassboats when they hit the main lake. Many became airborne as they tried to run. Looked funny and dangerous at the same time. A lot of them turned around and came back in. We hang til' late morning hoping it would let up a little and finally called it. Real bummer. Trips with Joe are always fun and nearly always very successful.
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To me, Bass boats are for smaller lakes.
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The last time I was on Lake Texoma in a bass boat convinced me it was time for a rough water boat. Sold an 18-foot Stratos and bought a used Lund Tyee 1950 Magnum. I have never regretted that decision. Texoma can be really rough and only a fool would ever say my boat can handle anything Texoma can throw at me, but I am a lot safer in that Lund than any bass boat I know of.
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In 2012 I bought an 18 ft G3 pontoon. It was alright sometimes but after a couple of years and after swamping the front of the deck many many times, I traded it for a 22 ft tritoon. Which is what I really wanted to start with. It turned out to be a good move
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We went out of HP about 730AM, but never got out of the marina. Sat in the new boathouse, watched the rain, drank our coffee, and then went back to the ramp, and then up to Moe's and had breakfast. It was a good call.
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Like you Suncatcher, I also moved up in pontoon sizes for the same reason. I now have a 25' tritoon and I find it perfect for fishing Texoma.