Boating question


smoky

Member
I have a 10 ft pontoon style bass raider boat and I was wondering if a 30lbs thrust trolling motor would be enough to get me around on the willamette. It handles great on Lakes but never had it on a river. I was thinking bout above the falls cause it seems like there is less current on that part of the river. I would be in the oregon city area so any advice would be much appreciated.
 

Camo

Member
How fast can you row ?
And how long can you tread water?
There's a guy I fish with that has the same set up as you. He never has trouble in the estuary . We can sometimes get a two knot current. How fast is the current on the Willamette?
 

smoky

Member
Ya it's flowing way to fast now. But I was thinking more in the summer time to fish the banks for bass.
 

smoky

Member
I think I've decided though I'm just gonna save up for an aluminum boat with like a 10 hp. And sell my boat
 

Camo

Member
There are some places where a pontoon boat is a real advantage over other craft.
Not to be pushy, have you considered buying an aluminium boat and keeping the Raider?
 

EOBOY

Well-known member
Fishwhisperer44 does the willy above and below the falls all the time on a 9 ft toon. I've been with him a couple of times myself. No motor!
 

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