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Lake: Horsetooth Reservoir
Fish: Smallmouth Bass
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Midday floating and Smallies

Post By: Fisherguyd      Posted: 8/10/2019 10:50:53 AM     Points: 96    
Stayed in a 20 sq yd area and the Smallmouth were plentiful. Nothing big but the action was hot! Got a lot of compliments on my homemade Bellyboat, Bronco colors of course. About 75-80 fish in about 5 hours, I'll take it over work anyday!
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: Aug. 10, 11:22:16 AM     Points: 729    
Nice! How deep were you fishing? I love float tube fishing.
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Aug. 10, 12:41:53 PM     Points: 1519    
That's a great day! I catch so many LMB but I really need to target some smallies. Any major difference in fishing for SMB vs LMB from a tube?
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: Aug. 11, 1:44:33 PM     Points: 96    
Fished depths between 5'-20'. Largemouth fishing is more target casting, as for Smallies I was fan casting in all depths, they were all around me, tubes and minnow imitations/jighead got them
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Aug. 12, 10:38:30 AM     Points: 197    
Nice job! Love Smallies! 👍🎣
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Aug. 12, 12:46:42 PM     Points: 26914    
Nice fish!

If you really want to finish off the Broncos look, and also help that boat last longer, head over to Ace Hardware and get some stuff called "Blue Maxx" It is a water based liquid rubber that will not eat the foam you are using for flotation. Will keep the foam from absorbing water, and make it quite a bit stronger.

We make marine flotation out of EPS (foam), it is coated with poly-urea (much like truck bed liner) to keep it from absorbing water. We use the blue maxx on the foam on below grade foundations. takes 2-3 coats to meet the 10mil thickness. you may want to go thicker.
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: Aug. 12, 2:18:55 PM     Points: 96    
Thanks Ajax, i'll get some of that, I tried spraying the foam with truck bed liner and it started eating the foam, I have more tweaking and fine tuning on the float but will stay with the Bronco colors as much as I can
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Aug. 12, 2:24:17 PM     Points: 26914    
Yep, that'll do it. Anything solvent based will eat foam, most of the automotive liners are solvent based. Some Ace locations stock it, if they don't.. find someone that works there and they can bring it in on their next inventory truck. It is as blue as a smurf, should complete the broncos look perfectly.
 Reply by: MJMCPO      Posted: Aug. 12, 5:17:31 PM     Points: 0    
How’s the access from shore would love to get my son out there catching some smallmouth?
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: Aug. 13, 7:43:55 AM     Points: 96    
I used a boat ramp for access, the North side is my favorite but you have to get there early to get a couple hour of fishing before the paddle boarders get there.