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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2017, 04:31:53 PM »
Last year was rough. Cant wait for it though!!!

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2017, 05:42:34 PM »
Man, I miss going. Wish it wasn't the first weekend in June. That's my twin boys birthday.  EVERY YEAR.... :-(

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2017, 07:51:41 PM »
I plan on going the 2nd weekend this year for a week..My grandson graduates,so the 9th for at least a week...for me.....

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2017, 08:40:25 PM »
I plan on going the 2nd weekend this year for a week..My grandson graduates,so the 9th for at least a week...for me.....

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2017, 09:41:39 AM »
We are going for longer than a weekend this year!! Very excited:)

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2017, 02:36:39 PM »
We are going for longer than a weekend this year!! Very excited:)
awesome,you guys are a blast...

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2017, 03:49:00 PM »
Yeah, I gotta redeem the horrible luck I had last year between no fish, and breakdowns on the way home. Im sure im in!

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2017, 04:10:26 PM »
How big of a boat can you launch and retrieve for this fishery?  I've never fished for cats  but might come over for a long weekend and try it out.  I have a 21' Campion walk around with a suzuki 225 on the back.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2017, 05:36:35 PM »
You can easily launch boats sizing from a canoe to 45 foot cabin cruisers to whatever else. You'll be fine. The tricky part will be the mud flats but with your 225, hammer down, full throttle and hold on. You'll make it through fine.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2017, 06:17:10 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2017, 06:40:36 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2017, 07:00:56 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.

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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2017, 07:32:57 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2017, 07:48:30 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
I've never found one and have run full speed prop 90 all over that mud. I've seen a stick, but it sticks out of the water, so mark it on the gps during daylight. It's just knee deep fluff mud with 10-18 inches of water covering it.
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Re: 2017 Im already thinking of the palouse catfish trip
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2017, 10:09:23 PM »
My fear is not making the mud flats.  But the boat does 50mph.  I will have to check my schedule and see if i can round up a buddy or two for the trip.

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Your power and your speed you'll have no issues and won't mess anything up. Might slow your speed barely dragging in mud, but seriously, you'll have no issues and you won't mess up anything on your boat, even if you do hit  it's just mud. I cut through mud with my 90 full throttle on my 18'6" boat and have never not made it through. Have no fears, though it is intimidating the first couple of times and then again the first time in the dark.
Theres no rocks? That would be nerve racking the first few times
I've never found one and have run full speed prop 90 all over that mud. I've seen a stick, but it sticks out of the water, so mark it on the gps during daylight. It's just knee deep fluff mud with 10-18 inches of water covering it.
the rocks are quite a ways up stream from the fishing holes, just don't try and make it to the falls, I've had to go up and help tow a friend down from there.
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