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Old 07-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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Isn't that why they build piers?
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Isn't that why they build piers?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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I've tried the pier. It's not my "cup of tea". I can't stand shoulder to shoulder fishing and someone always telling me what to do when I have a fish on. I'm Also not a fan of people casting over my line and then taking out a knife to cut mine!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #14
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I wanna see this bait cannon shoot a finger mullet 300yds and survive in one piece... or stay on the hook. Vids or it doesnt blend...
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The guy who sells this device freezes his bait/leader and launches an ice bullet. Then in a few minutes it melts and is ready to go. I still have my doubts that the leader won't tangle but look up sandblaster bait caster. It looks like he has perfected his system.
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I watched the video it doesn't look like it grows that far I'm sure if you are freezing a leader Bait and weight it won't go 300 yards It didn't sound that loud but at $800 it is pretty pricey
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #17
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I've used potato cannons in a number of states in varying locations. My opinion is that to be completely sure you won't attract law enforcement attention, it is best to use these in places where discharging a firearm is legal and does not attract law enforcement attention.

Law enforcement attention is not really about what is legal and what is not legal, it is about whether anyone calls and complains. Some places have more busybodies that are likely to call and complain than others. I'd bet by the time you use a bait cannon 20 times from beaches around Pensacola, someone will call and complain. Once on the scene, there are a number of statutes law enforcement can use to arrest you or issue a citation if they choose to do so: noise ordinances, air gun laws, firearm laws, littering, etc. If the busybodies who called the law really want you stopped, they might embellish their story: you pointed the bait launcher at them, their car, their boat, or their house. The device is louder than a gun. etc.

Some complaints may arise out of safety concerns, others about noise concerns, others because they think the technology gives you an unfair advantage over the fish (or over the fisherman). Anglers with elitist attitudes are not above using the law to limit their competition.
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I wanna see this bait cannon shoot a finger mullet 300yds and survive in one piece... or stay on the hook. Vids or it doesnt blend...



We went to a couple PFF Shark fishing get togethers a few years back at Pens. Bch. and someone brought one out.
It was a "Blast" to watch the bait launcher in operation..
The mullet was frozen in a mold surrounded in ice with the leader sticking out... It would consistently launch the 300 yds.
Had to make sure the reel was ready to quickly peel off the line without binding...

It would be so easy to duplicate it with a retired Propane cylinder and some modifications. w/o spending anywhere close to $8oo.oo
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #19
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Has anyone ever seen a "cheetah bead blaster" at a tire shop? I think that with a modified exit tube would be the ticket.
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this is startin to sound like someone could get hurt
we need this weather to move out so we can catch some fish and not be thinkin about stuff like this
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