Suggestions for Pitt lake
Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:07 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:55 AM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:33 AM
thanks speycaster, heading out this coming weakend I will try your advice. I'll post later on how it went. Should be relitively empty since most are on the hunt for salmon. Cheers
Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:49 PM
Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:35 AM
I picked up a 2011 Boston Whaler 170 Montauk. It's been my dream boat for a few years and it's awesome. Worth every penny. I wanted a boat that can handle the rougher weather on some of our big local lakes. It's great for tubing too.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:52 AM
A couple of things to remember about the area is it's tidal which means the height and speed of the water can and does change by the minute. What was a place you could run through the entire breadth and width of, can turn into a very small alleyway of navigatable water.
Sand bars, dead heads, appear and disappear with regularity.
That all being said it's a great place to boat provided you have a good depth sounder (GPS is an asset but definitely not necessary) as the water is often turbid, ALL the safety gear, as well as giving a trip plan to people who will miss you when you are missing. A good anchor with chain is always needed if fishing/boating moving water if not to fish from then to halt the craft when you need to. Chain should be as long as the craft and at least 1/2".
Only anchor the bow in running water!!! If you have swing problems use a drift sock to keep the craft relatively straight in a side wind etc.
Check the area on Google Earth the pics were taken in the summer, and that will show you much of the bars and logs you will have to worry about.
Edit: The Upper Pitt is only accessable via jet boat. Don't try it. I would also steer clear of running the lake TO there as well as it's going to be a 2 hour run there and the weather isn't going to care how long it takes you to get back. The lake regularly blows up at 11AM and keeps at it until dark more often than not.