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Saturday, August 16, 2014

The growth of our forum

We have been running our forum for about 5 years now and have been growing like crazy.  The Float Tube Fishing Forum, is now I feel in the for front of this unique fishing activity.  If you are a tuber or love to get out on your Pontoon, or maybe you have been thinking of trying then you need to join our forum The Float Tube Fishing Forum.  We hold occasional friendly gatherings and  run giveaway contests for great prizes and enjoy helping others to learn the in's and out's of float tube fishing.  So check us out at

Friday, August 1, 2014

The First Float Tube Fishing Magazine

I have searched and searched and have never found a magazine that was all about Float Tube Fishing.  So if you cannot find it then I guess you have to create it.  So that is what I decided to do, and it worked out pretty good.  The first issue that was published on line has done well with over 46,000 view so far.  I am working on the next issue right now and it will be ready in September.  Here is the first issue and stay tuned for the next issue.

This is the link to the Magazine

Here is the cover

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Float Tube Forum Members Rock

My wife and I have for the last 11 years, been dealing with our 2 youngest kids and there medical needs.  It is a long story one which I have told a lot but now it has come to us needing to head out to Texas for some special research.  The cost of all the medical visits and medications has, cost me, last year 67% of my income.  So needless to say it has been hard for the last 11 years for us all.  Our kids are doing well we just need to continue to fight to try and find out what the issue truly is and hope that we can get a diagnosis.  If you would like to read more about this check out my other blog ( ) It explains what we have been dealing with as best as I could explain.

Well why does the my Float Tube Forum members rock they are putting on a Fundraiser Gathering to help me and my family get to Texas for this research.  Everyone is invited and details can be found on or e-mail me at

Here is what we got going on February 23rd. 5pm till midnight, $10 minimum pay in at the meeting spot.  fishing for spottied bass.  Catch and release so make sure you bring you scales and digital cameras.  The will be held at Mothers Beach Los Alamitos Bay, and like I said everyone is invited.  We will be tubing, but you can yak it or walk the shore, even swim if you like.  I am every proud of my Forum, these guys have helped me grow this site in to much more that a fishing board, and now they have out done themselves by talking this on.  With your help we will be able to make it to Texas to take part in this research and hopefully find some answers to help our kids in the long run.

Again for more info on the Fundraiser Gathering go to and to find out more about my kids medical issue or maybe make a small donation go to (  Finally for other question feel free to e-mail me at


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Free Lures From Tackle Haven

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I had started a tackle shop on my forum, a way to raise money to run the forum, I did OK but I decided it was time to branch out to more than just the forum.  So I started The Tackle Haven just recently, if you would like please take a look at what we have to offer.  We hand pour all our lures to order and you can choose the colors, flavors and flake you want in you baits.  We pour a large variety of plastics to suit your needs.  Weather your looking for Saltwater lures or Freshwater lure we have what you are looking for.

 First I wanted to make sure everyone saw this offer as well, to the first person that can identify the 2 different fish on the web site you will win a free set of hand poured Curly Tail Grubs from Tackle Haven.  You most also e-mail me at the e-mail address found on the tackle shop.

Second to the first 2 people to purchase $15 or more in Tackle Haven tackle from the store they will receive a sample pack of our Blood Worms.  These worms are great for freshwater or saltwater Bass.  The store is open and there is already a lot of traffic so I am sure these offers wont last long.  Check us out to see what we can pour for you.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

ODC 420

The ODC 420 by Creek Company I have now had the pleasure using one and I will say I was very happy to finally use one.  This is the tube I have wanted since I first started tubing, and I was not disappointed.  I have now had a chance to ride in quite a few float tubes and this one comes second on my list as far as quality and us ability.
The ODC 420 is a great tube for the money, it rides very high in the water and is very comfortable to sit in for hours on end.  The pluses are as I stated above including the PVC coating under the tube witch is very a nice thing to add to a tube.
There are some down sides to this tube as I stated it is now second on my list as top quality float tubes.  The down sides are the valves are in the pockets, which is rough, because to get to the valves you need to move all the gear to the side or take it out of the pocket.  This is just a pain but not a really bad issue.  The other issue I see at least for me, is my legs rub on the inside of the tube so it seem to be slightly narrow for the inside diameter.
Over all the tube is very comfortable and tracks great in the water, you can spend along time on the water and take most everything you need for a simple day of fish.  And the cost is just right a great deal can be had as well if you wait for one of the many sales Creek Company has going on.  If you are in the market for a new float tube I do suggest you take a look at the ODC 420 it will be worth your time and would make a great tube for most anyone.