Pedal drive guys... Detroit/Saginaw river question

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Pedal drive guys... Detroit/Saginaw river question

Postby ThrillsOnGills » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:16 am

Hobie and native propel guys, I've been hearing you can take your pedal drives out on the Detroit and Saginaw rivers. If so, how long can you normally be out there before you get tuckered out fighting current? I know it depends on how slow/fast the river is going but on an average day how long could you be out there? A few hours? All day? What are some of the limitations of being out there/ factors to consider sider?

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Re: Pedal drive guys... Detroit/Saginaw river question

Postby Boknows » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:21 am

The short answer is ya I can take my drive out anytime to paddle..but why would I? Fishing the Detroit River is really one of the reasons I bought a Hobie...for the peddle drive..I can rather easily keep my kayak just at the right speed by slowly working the mirage drive so my jigs are perfectly vertical.
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Re: Pedal drive guys... Detroit/Saginaw river question

Postby pikecreek » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:28 pm

A 6 hour outing will make it easy to get a good night sleep. lol

A friend of mine from Toronto came down last year for a few days and we spend one day fishing the Detroit River fighting current. We were a good 6 hours and he wasn't any worse for wear.
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Re: Pedal drive guys... Detroit/Saginaw river question

Postby EricBriggs » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm

ThrillsOnGills wrote:Hobie and native propel guys, I've been hearing you can take your pedal drives out on the Detroit and Saginaw rivers.



Bunch of non pedal guys on the detroit river too. vertical jigging is easier in a "Hands free" kayak. (Either pedal or motorized)
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