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Does anyone go on motorcycle fishing trips? Back in November when I went up to the Smoky Mountains, I purchased a comfortable compact camp chair for $39.00 from Bass Pro Shop that folded up small enough to fit in my Tank bag. Even thou it doesn't look like much, its comfortable and has a weight capacity of 250 lbs. It served me well on that trip. I also purchased a larger three compartment Sedici Fanny pack from Cycle Gear for around $20.00 that also fits in the Givi bag if I got tired of wearing it. The reason I mention these two items is because when I do my weekend rides, I usually ride out into the middle of nowhere. I run across a lake or river every now and then that I wish I could throw a line in.

So I went to Bass Pro Shop and purchased a Pro Qualifier bait casting reel and a compact telescopic fishing rod that compacts down to a little less than 15" long, and it extends to 6-1/2 '. I fit two plastic Plano trays/compartments in the front of the fanny pack with all the necessary hardware and lures to do a couple of days worth of fishing, and in the two side compartments, a spare roll of fishing line and a bunch of plastic worms for the Large Mouth Bass. Whats nice about the whole setup is that it all fits in the Givi Tank bag on either bike, and it now makes spare of the moment fishing possible on those weekend trips or rides. I thought Id share the idea and the items because it was all pretty inexpensive to acquire.




 

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Wow, I have definitely considered Moto Fishing but never went any further, now I will. Thanks for info on gear. I normally load up my kayak/fishin gear/lunch in my stinkin Toyota and drive up in to the Smokey's and go fishin, now I may just give it a go. Actually my "tackle box" I use with my kayak is an old eclipse motorcycle tail pack that straps on the front of my kayak perfectly. So it should strap on Honda CB500F (my beater bike) real nice and other stuff in my Cortech tank bag.
 

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Years ago I did and probably had the father or grandfather to your rig. It was darn handy and easily carried. I got married that sorta took a back burner. I don't even think I have mine or if I do it's probably too brittle to use. I think I just bungeed mine to the passenger seat of my Honda 400 Hawk before I put a tote box on it. I'm sure todays version is much improved. You are right, it was a handy setup.
 

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Wow, I have definitely considered Moto Fishing but never went any further, now I will. Thanks for info on gear.
Your welcome, it really was pretty in-expensive. The Ascend chair was $39.00, collapsible rod $19.95, belt pack $20.00. The most expensive was the Pro Qualifier bait caster reel at $69.00. I could have went with a spinning reel as low as $20.00, but I really liked that reel. Everything except the belt pack was from Bass Pro.

Years ago I did and probably had the father or grandfather to your rig. It was darn handy and easily carried. I got married that sorta took a back burner.
I use to fish a lot when I was younger too, but like you Hog, life happened, family happened, and more work happened. I just slowly got away from it and stuck with what I enjoyed the most and had time for, motorcycles, which I never really gave up for any long length of time. But now that I have a little more time, I've been wanting to get back into it a little. Not to the point where I want to buy another boat, but enough to where I can get a line wet every now & then when I see a good opportunity. I seem to find those nice spots every once in a while on my weekend rides to nowhere.
 

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How will you carry the fishes?
Two options.
1) Catch & Release
2) Gut em, clean em & place in freezer baggy & water for transport home.

Both bikes have cargo nets & tank bags.

Many people don't like cargo nets because they don't know that you have to completely wrap the net around and under the passenger portion of the seat (most bikes) for it to work properly (like on my Moto Guzzi pic below). By doing this, nothing can slide out the back or the sides of the net. Most people use the nets cargo hooks and hook them to the sides of the seat, or to something on each side of the seat like a luggage rack or anywhere they can hook it. The problem with this is that items can slide out the sides.
 
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