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Old 10-25-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Any wading giggers on the forum?

I recently got into it (now that I am temporarily boatless). If so, what do you use for gear? I'd like to float a cooler and 12V battery (maybe with light attached?). I know some folks use the galvanized tubs, and I have seen a 4" PVC floatation setup for a cooler, but am looking for additional ideas. When I was a kid I had a small (4' X 2.5'?) blue plastic boat that should work nicely, but haven't been able to find one. I know some of you must have a slick setup!

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Old 10-25-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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not a slick setup, but i cut a 55gal plastic drum in half. i use it primarily to float behind me when i wade for mullet. i dont use a bag net so i have to dump my mullet in the bucket then transfer to mullet sack. works very well. anyway i use the same tub to stick a battery in and float it behind me same way. used it once and stuck 6 flatties. would need to get one of those plastic battery holders for boats. cost about $10 or less at walmart. hot glue it to bottom so u can put battery in it so wont slide around.

i like the idea of 4"pvc tubing capped off on the ends. put four together to make a square raft and then stick a cooler on top of that. sounds more stable than my 55gal drum idea. if it floats.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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i just use a propane light with the reflector, a gig, softside ice chest. i just put the flounder in with the beer, they file nicely on the side. i wear tough aqua sox.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:19 PM   #4
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I think this is the cooler you are talking about.

http://www.thejump.net/fishing/floun...igging-rig.htm

"Now the cooler. This thing is TERRIFIC for holding the battery (full size auto battery), a case of beer, and your spoils from gigging. This is a 50 qt cooler that floats in about 2 inches of water fully loaded with all of the above. Also made with 4" PVC sewer and drain pipe. I use this every time I go wadefishing or gigging. It is extremely handy! Simple to put together also."



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great looking setup. thats what i was thinking of sort of. but your set uplooks better.

btw, what is the cord going inside the cooler for? are the eyebolts throughbolted and screwed on the underside? do you have something underneath the cooler or does it just pressure fit in?
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Not mine, check the link. I saved that link a little over a year ago but if I'm not mistaken it was posted here a couple of weeks ago. It does look like a good setup, I think the line in the lid is a tow line.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:58 PM   #7
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Yup, that's the one I had seen, thanks!. I agree, that is probably a tow line. I think I'd go a little bigger than a 50 qt though (battery, ice, beer, AND fish?). Ideally I'd like to keep the batt. seperate. Sure wish they still made those plastic kids boats. They were very light, tough, and cheap! It would tow easier, easily hold a cooler, a batt., and a few extras (spare light, small dry bag, heck even a rod holder!). I guess I need to drink a few beers and think on this some more. :toast

Anyone else gotany ideas?
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oh yeah, didnt see the link at first. man what a description of his work and how to make it complete with materials list. if only we could get x-shark to be that detailedoke
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pretty cool rig...I was thnking....how about putting adip net (medium/small) at the other end of your gig....sort of a dual use....gigging flounder and dipping some crabs that Im sure you'll see around. Just a thought.
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dipnet!!! (thumbs up-could not find the emoticon) good idea. giggin crabs is a bad idea unless...oh nevermind.
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