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    Anyone got a pic or description of a tool to use to make a hole in a thick mat of hydrilla. I'm just trying to get maybe a 3-4' deep hole in the vegetation so I can drop my bait in it.
    I was thinking along the lines of a potato rake, pitch fork, garden rake but they're hard to work with in the water.
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    How about a video? Whitey Outlaw around 9 minute mark.

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    Dynamite would probably make a nice hole.
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    About anything to pull or push them to make an opening.
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    That single long piece of conduit seems extremely easy to me.

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    I've seen video's of a couple guy's down in La put a small pitchfork, with the tines bent, on a light pole to move the hydrilla and lily pads to make an opening.
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    Most of the weeds are surface types, so theres no need for deep holes.
    Pretty much anything will work, problem is storing them, especially on a smaller boat.
    I made mine from a good quality 10’ telescopic boat hook i bought at West Marine.
    I drilled out the pop rivits holding the hook part, and in its place epoxied in a 3 prong hand held garden scratcher with the wood part removed.
    It folds up to about 4’ long, and can still be used as a boat hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesdean View Post
    I've seen video's of a couple guy's down in La put a small pitchfork, with the tines bent, on a light pole to move the hydrilla and lily pads to make an opening.
    You mean a potato rake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesdean View Post
    I've seen video's of a couple guy's down in La put a small pitchfork, with the tines bent, on a light pole to move the hydrilla and lily pads to make an opening.
    You mean a potato rake?

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