Bicycle fishing

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gnappi
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Bicycle fishing

Post by gnappi » 24 May 2019, 16:12

I've found a number of places inaccessible by car to hand launch my 10' tinny and are only available by horse, walking or bicycle, no motorized vehicles. I have no horse, don't want to walk, and have a few bikes.

I'm rigging my trail bike with a rod holder, and I'm wondering if anyone else is fishing places only available by bike?
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Gary (in South Florida)

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Re: Bicycle fishing

Post by LDUBS » 25 May 2019, 10:17

I got curious and Googled bicycle fishing gear. There is a ton of stuff out there from rod holders to specialty trailers including kayak trailers for Bicycles. There is even a pop-up tent trailer for bikes. Pretty neat stuff.

I'm not aware of bike accessible only places but there are plenty that are long walks. A bicycle, if allowed, would be good to have.

Anyway, I personally think you should get a horse instead.
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Re: Bicycle fishing

Post by overboard » 25 May 2019, 12:11

I've used a bicycle for both hunting and fishing instead of walking into those spots. For fishing, I rigged up a piece of PVC pipe with a notch in it to hold the reel handle in place and zip tied it to the side of a plastic milk crate that I also zip tied to a small bicycle rack that I had on the back of the bike.
I could carry a bunch of stuff in that crate, I had to cut it down a bit just behind the seat so I wouldn't sit on it, but with a couple bungie cords I could carry everything I needed.

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Re: Bicycle fishing

Post by gnappi » 25 May 2019, 16:09

My creative juices got going and re-using a rod holder from my tinny I mounted it on the frame for less than $5.00.

What prompted this (aside from another reason to go fishing) my doctor weighed me and while many could use losing a few pounds that scale told me it was time :-)


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Regards,

Gary (in South Florida)

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