View Full Version : Warm Water Wagon Fishin'

Sandwich Maker
06-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Braved the heat Wed to try some brushpiles a buddy put out a few weeks ago. My handtied orange/black/chrt and chrt/white/chrt jigs in 1/8th did the trick.

06-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Nice fish.. Thanks for sharing.

06-24-2010, 09:35 PM
love the little boat

06-24-2010, 10:17 PM
bet that little bugger flies

06-25-2010, 10:38 AM
What kind of contraption is that boat? It looks like the innards of a bass scamp met a belly boat in a secluded alley way?

06-25-2010, 12:34 PM
Sandwich Maker;
just curious where were you fishing? I lived in Abilene for 6yrs.

06-25-2010, 02:33 PM
Those are some nice fish congrats also I love that little boat it just plan AWESOME

06-25-2010, 02:41 PM
Nice catch!!!!!!! That little boat ya got looks like a drag racer with that motor on it, is it safe????????


Sandwich Maker
06-25-2010, 08:35 PM
It's called a water wagon. They were mass produced years ago in the Panhandle of Texas. Getting hard to find now, as they quit making them several years ago. Made of a type foam (Arcel) that isn't affected by gas or oil like styrofoam is. You use the outboard to get to your location, then use flippers and it's a lot like tube fishing. With my 235lbs on it, rigged out, it goes about 4mph with a Honda 2hp.

boatboy, I was at Lake Kickapoo...close to Wichita Falls. Fished Ft. Phantom a few times this spring. You probably fished it a lot when you where in Abilene.

06-25-2010, 10:10 PM
Very nice mess of fish. That's a fishing WAR WAGON you got there.

Team M&M
06-25-2010, 10:14 PM
You ever worry about your feet dangling in the water? I was at Larto lake in the bayou a couple months back and I was catching bluegills and not paying much attention to anything else except the tree I was catching them under. I turned around for just a moment and at the rear of my boat was about a 10 foot alligator. Apparently he was attracted to my orange cork and everytime I threw it out he inched a little bit closer to the tree.

I waved my hand at him and said hello but he didn't move off like I thought he would. He stayed about a foot from the edge of my boat for a few more minutes before I had to reposition the boat and I fired up the trolling motor. Then he just sank down under the water real slow and I didn't see him again for about 5 minutes and I looked around and noticed him about 20 yards away near the bank.

The places I fish I wouldn't be able to function with my feet dangling over the side, lol. All I'd be able to do is hear the sound of Jaws music in my head.

06-25-2010, 10:23 PM
Yep team M&M these are some of the reasons I wouldn't feel comfortable dragging body parts in the water.



Sandwich Maker
06-26-2010, 09:55 AM
Yep, if there are gators in the area....I'm a no show! Unless you get way east or south of where I live there's none of those boogers. I'm not sure I'd feel safe even in a boat if I saw one of those bad boys.

06-26-2010, 01:38 PM
boatboy, I was at Lake Kickapoo...close to Wichita Falls. Fished Ft. Phantom a few times this spring. You probably fished it a lot when you where in Abilene.

never did. too busy while i was out there but is a pretty nice lake