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lcookie
07-08-2011, 10:07 PM
Wanted to know how long it takes others to get geared up for the next morning's trip. It may take me up to 2 hours to retie all my poles and rig the boat.

gabowman
07-08-2011, 10:20 PM
My boat sits on ready. Onboard charger needs unplugging and truck needs hooking up. Everything else is a go ANYTIME!;)

BarryG
07-08-2011, 11:21 PM
X2

Eager Beaver
07-08-2011, 11:26 PM
X3

BigRiverMarine
07-08-2011, 11:48 PM
X4

Splitshot82
07-09-2011, 05:29 AM
Depends a little. If I'm spider rigging, I may have to dip up some minners out of the tank and put my trollin rods in the boat - 5 minutes and I'm gone.

CrappiePappy
07-09-2011, 10:24 PM
Wanted to know how long it takes others to get geared up for the next morning's trip. It may take me up to 2 hours to retie all my poles and rig the boat.

Don't take me quite that long .... but, it can take around 1hr, seeing as how I have to pull all the equipment I'm going to use from my "fishing gear closet", carry it out to the truck, drive the truck around to the boat, then uncover the boat & put my "stuff" in the boat & hitch'er up. Since I rarely take more than 4 poles ... they usually stay rigged however I last used them. Even so, if I'm going to be doing something totally different than the last time (different method, or chasing a different species), then I'll rig them the day/night before.

... cp :cool:

Bronson
07-09-2011, 11:32 PM
Good question! I can throw some things together pretty quick if I'm in a real hurry but I don't like to operate that way if I can help it. Seems like I always forget something.

Like the time I took off immediately after work and pulled into the parking lot and backed the boat down the ramp, just as I was pulling away from the trailer, it hit me, I had forgotten to put my batteries in. They were still at home being charged. I just went ahead and loaded up and headed straight home. I was very disgusted with myself but know it's easy to make mistakes when you get in a hurry.

It usually takes a good full hour or more for me to get ready. Have to take boat cover off and store it, disconnect my 3 way charger, load jig boxes/bags, fishing rods, try to have all reels ready and jigs tied on. Getting ice for the cooler, making sure screens on depthfinders are clean, truck and boat gassed.

Would love to have a drive thru garage where I could leave everything in the boat and go out the next day or two and crank up and leave. Hate to leave until everything is just right. When I get to the lake, I want to be ready to fish.

funbun
07-10-2011, 04:49 AM
As a kid, daddy and I would take one weekend and prep everything, then go fishing the next.

I try to keep my cane pole and tackle box ready at the door. Sometimes it's easier just to grab a cane pole and fish from the bank than to get the boat ready.

jimp
07-10-2011, 05:27 AM
boat is plugged up when i return, usually just longline 95% of the time, so I usually use what I used last time, but probably change colors on the water w/o retying. Don't rety until I break off or trying something different. Takes me 10 min max from the time I get in the truck.

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
07-10-2011, 10:56 AM
my boat sits on ready. Onboard charger needs unplugging and truck needs hooking up. Everything else is a go anytime!;)

x5

MEATGETTER
07-10-2011, 12:36 PM
ever how long it takes to unplug the charger and start my truck every thing else stays ready!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hanr3
07-10-2011, 01:40 PM
My boat sits on ready. Onboard charger needs unplugging and truck needs hooking up. Everything else is a go ANYTIME!;)

Ditto

huntinslabs
07-10-2011, 03:11 PM
From a blank boat to on the road driving, maybe 20 minutes. I re prep everything when I get home.

t.slabseeker
07-10-2011, 06:37 PM
Takes me about 3 minutes to hook and book it. Everything stays in the boat, unplug the charger and go.

duckhunter
07-11-2011, 11:06 PM
i just unhook the battery charger and go...........everything stays in my boat.

Downwind
07-12-2011, 07:46 AM
Wonderful being retired~~You go at a whim or take all day getting ready.. Usually about 30 minuets or less if I'm in a hurry.
If I'm on a trip and close to where I'll be fishing, then I'll get everything ready the night before and hit the water early.

filletfetish
07-12-2011, 08:11 AM
It depends on the situation. If I'm fishing for the same fish as last trip and not changing boats...out the door and on the floor. I fish for a variety of fish and with a variety of methods, so it can sometimes take up to an hour to switch things up.

I've been fishin a few tournaments, and those generally take a couple hours. I like to make sure everything's fresh and ready to go. Maybe new line, maybe just to tie fresh knots, but I like to look over my gear and make sure I'm not in for a surprise when I can least afford it.

It seems like the more I try to just rush through it and don't put as much thought....the rear end starts taking on water. :)

beagle man
07-12-2011, 08:32 AM
X-6=== Takes longer to get out of the john than to get ready to fish

funbun
07-12-2011, 08:37 AM
ditto, filletfetish. It's just a good idea to look everything over at least once and make sure everything is in proper working order before heading out.