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Duroboat Fun and Fishing
Duroboats are used for lots of things but at its heart it is a fishing boat.
These pics are the large and small treasures dragged from the water with the help of a Duroboat.
Eric and Shannon F. report lots of good times and caught many fish in their Duroboat. Shannon is holding her 35lb Chinnok taken on Barkley Sound in Super Natural, British Columbia, Canada
Duroboat enthusiast Donavan spends half a year in Coyhaique Chile the other half at Wrigley field. Wow. He pointed us to these three pictures that show how much fun you can have fly fishing Patagonia for Golden Brown trout in a Duroboat. Want to go? Check out the Sothern Exposure website www.flyfishingcoyhaique.com
We have seen this Duroboat " Red Drum" knocking around on the internet for a few years. In October 09 a posting showed up that recounted a fishing trip to the Sea of Cortez. This pic came from that posting. go to this link to see the selection of fish and more pics. http://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfishing-forum/249202-baja-trip-good-fishing-10-3-10-10-w-pics.html
Mik, above and below took his 12D all the way to Tournus France to fish for these Silures Glanus (European Catfish). Actually it was not that far for Mik who bought his 12D in the Netherlands. His tricked out boat is shown in its entirely in the travel photo section of the photo gallery.
Bill B , above and below, lives in Medical Lake WA and bought his boat at Duncan Marine in nearby Post Falls Idaho. but often fishes Tillamook Bay in Oregon. Among his recent catches are a 20 lb. spring and a 40 lb. all Chinook. Bill has reported lots of compliments from the guys at the Launch ramp and great fuel economy from his Duroboat and four stroke Suzuki combination.
Jim at Elephant Butte NM with a great Striper.
Paul V , Duroboat dealer from Work Boats Uganda caught this Nile Perch at the IGFA 2007 Inshore Fishing Competition at Murchison Falls, Uganda. The fish weighs 184.8 lbs. Paul reports that of the 16 boats on the water for the competition, 7 were Duroboats. This Perch was good for 2nd place. Keep practicing Paul. Click here for more Africa Pics
January Salmon Fishing on Puget Sound. Dylan in his new "killer" 16W. says he uses about 1.5 gallons of fuel for 5 or 6 hours of fishing.
Jim again this time with a Kokannee
Kris with a great Sockeye from the Kenai in Alaska.
Susan and daughter Stephanie's in their new Duroboat on Oklahoma's beautiful Grand Lake 'o' The Cherokees. Joe was behind the camera. We read somewhere the o' means, over, not of ' the Cherokees.
The boat is a 15W with split side rails, console grab rail, twin Fish on seats with blue cushions and a Tohatsu 30HP motor, A very sweet and fast little package. Perfect for fishing or a quick trip to one of Grand Lake's many great restaurants.
John , his son Eric and their buddy Rob drove hard from Carmel Indiana all the way to Seattle to pick up their new bright yellow custom Duroboat. They powered it with a 40 HP Tohatsu TLDI direct injected two stroke motor. Here they are, back “Home In Indiana”
That's John above and john and Eric below. While we don't generally bill Duroboats as ski boats John recently gave us this report about wife Lori.
"Last weekend, we got Lori up on a slalom ski first try. The boat didn't even strain to get her up and it handled her wide cuts with ease."
Mike's Duroboat, Mike's buddy, Mike's Buddy's fish. 8 lb Striper taken from California's Petaluma River.
Charlie Jr is 6'3" , 230lbs and 83 years young. His 12D is just right for him to hunt the Biloxi River for bass in the summer and speckled trout, redfish and flounder in the cooler months.
Who says you have to go to the boonies to get the good ones?
Heidi says this was her first Salmon. This 50 pound King was taken in Kenai Alaska. So Heidi what are you going after when you get serious? Moby Dick !
Chris and a buddy fishing Silver lake in Dual Console bright red Duroboat
Speaking of Moby Dick. Even a Duroboat can't land 'em all.
Guys, we know you have faith in your Duroboat but there are limits.
Next time net him before he gets under the boat
Jerry's 1989 16 footer on a trip through the Georgia Straits and Queen Charlotte's.
Jerry reports he caught a 40 lb Halibut off Malcolm Island.
Karl got identical twins on this day.
The Revell Duroboat plays host to couple of big Kings
Paul Jay, fishes down Mexico Way. This is a medley of the hits he recorded in his first Duroboat.
Paul recently bought his second hull and moved all of his custom fishing gear and beach launch wheels to the new one. His old hull was left for dead.
Six months later we got a call from a fellow that wanted to know how to fix up an old Duroboat he found in someone's yard. It had major holes cut in it and lots of parts missing. After a few questions we determined that Paul's old hull from these pictures was about to undergo a complete refitting and new life. We have seen the pics and the new hull looks good, but pics are not yet in a format we can publish. Richard?
Speaking of pictures, Paul what have you caught lately?
Alice, a miniature black lab, sniffed out this striper from South Carolina's Murrells Inlet. She is nice enough to let Don hold the fish. More on Alice and Don in DuroLinks at the Duroboat Experience page.
Not the best pic because we lifted it from a video. This is one of the anglers from Work Boats Uganda. They took this Duroboat to a 2006 fishing tournament near Murchison Falls in Uganda. That is where Lake Victoria dumps in to the Nile River. They are fishing on the Nile for Nile Perch, which can get as large as 200 lbs. If you want to see more Nile Perch hit this Link. Some of the Perch there are amazing.
Ready to net the next Squirrel Fish that tries to swim the driveway.