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  • Homemade power poles

    I was just wandering if anyone out there has made them some DIY power poles for fishing. Is so any pics would help if at all possible

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    Re: Homemade power poles

    Don't know what you mean by "power poles", Bob. Please explain.


    • #3
      Re: Homemade power poles

      Top link on the site below has an explanation and video of a power pole.

      Any opinions expressed above are worth exactly what you paid for them!


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        Re: Homemade power poles

        Well, if you're talking about manual "power" poles, that's easy. When I used to fish in a back bay in Morro Bay, CA, I just carried a 10' long piece of aluminum tubing, sharpened on one end with a 45 degree cut. It was carried in spring clips on the port gunwale of my jon boat. When I needed to hold position, I'd grab it and stick it through the handle on the transom and shove it into the muck. It held really well. On the other end was a duckfoot pusher, so I could pole through shallow water. For easy grippability, the whole thing was taped up with electrician's friction tape.

        Flats boaters have been doing this forever. Those $1000 power poles have always seemed to me to be a product looking for customers and something else to stick on a $50,000 bass boat. Nice, but...

        P.S.: I wonder if anyone besides me has fished for bonefish in California. The flats in Morro Bay had 'em, but I've never met anyone else who fished for them. Just like Florida.

        Sure...go ahead and laugh at my old aluminum boat. It's paid for!