It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the activities change. I love the fall and winter because I get to go boating more now that the last minute summer customers aren’t desperately trying to squeeze me out of time off. Summer comes every year but the lack of planning is astounding. It never fails, I get the call for an immediate need of a boat before Friday or any other random day with only one days notice. The lack of planning doesn’t always end well so plan for next season now or you might be disappointing the family.
Back to the Bombard I mentioned above, sorry for the tangent, the lack of sun and the cold rain and snow means it’s crabbing and hunting time! Woo Hoo now it’s my time to play on the water, go diving and spearfishing, and I always use my Bombard Commando for the mission.
IBC had the opportunity to rig a Bombard C5 Commando for a customer who loves to travel around the country and fish bass, as well as some big game adventures and extended arctic trips. So why not a Bombard Commando C5?
For his moose hunting mission we added a min-console with adjustable bench on rail system powered by a 50 hp Tohatsu. The system is variable trolling rpm active by a push of the ignition key in 100 rpm increments allowing for some salmon fishing while he makes camp for moose. Right now the boat is in Colorado then on the way to Missouri for that bass mission but I was able to grab a few pics before it left the shop. Questions call us here at IBC (503) 235-2628 or visit us online at The Inflatable Boat Center
No matter how many times I get asked about fishing from inflatable boats, I never get tired of hearing the variable questions from people wondering if it’s possible.
If you live or fish from around where I operate I say no of course, because I don’t want to share my secret spots. The real answer is yes, yes you can, and yes you can catch a lot of fish too! Adam and I get into spots others fear to float and reap huge rewards for it. Sure you can fish all the spots the tin boats do, you’ll likely get some looks from folks thinking they are the business. I just wave and smile because I know when those boats go down it’ll be me or another inflatable boat that’s comes and rescues them.
Seaworthy just doesn’t describe the inflatable boat, why else are lifeboats manufactured using the same technology?
Back to the fishing topic, downriggers, rod holders, shrimp and crab trap pullers,etc. can all be readily mounted to an inflatable boat making the gear heads happy in their endeavor. When you’re done it all can roll up and fit into your car or truck along with your catch and fish stories. Many of the serious fishing fanatics keep their boats on trailers and hop from spot to spot making use of local knowledge and lore to haul out monster fish. This can be you too, all you need is the will to fish and an inflatable boat to do it in.
Here’s a couple of pics from My fishing trip last Sunday.
I’ll never tell where I fish except to the state when I tag my limit on my tag. Go out and explore your world there are secrets out there waiting to be discovered.
My boat of choice is my old reliable Bombard C-4R get one today and start your own adventure.
I get alot of questions regarding fishing in an inflatable boat.
You know the whole “Will it sink”, or “What if a hook pokes it?”, or my favorite “What do you do if a shark comes?”. This is the point where I tell them “Maybe you’d be better off fishing on the beach instead of a boat”. Sure any of those things could happen, but they could happen on a wood, fiberglass, or metal boat just as easily as an inflatable with the exception of sinking that is. It’s virtually impossible to sink an inflatable boat, just ask the special forces,fire dept.,police,rescue teams,etc. about why they use them.
So yeah it’s possible to catch salmon on the river, bays and blue water from an inflatable boat.