Bass Pro Shops® Telescopic Push Pole or Push Pole Duck Feet
Duck foot came apart during first poleing session -- feet fell into water and left just the poie attachment piece -- will put a safety wire in the next one
August 12, 2014
I purchased one of these push poles with the duck feet in 2010. Given that the pole is made of aluminum I assumed it would last for many years because I am faithful in my cleaning and maintenance. After the first season in saltwater I realized the duck feet are not aluminum. Just thin, painted steel. Eventually all the paint flacked off and the rust began to stain my boat deck and eventually just rusted to nothing. I really liked the extendable pole because I could store it easily and only extend it as much as I needed. However, the octagonal tubing is subject to bending if you put too much pressure on them (ie. pushing off a light grounding). Once bent the pole is hard to collapse again. And eventually the spring loaded stops lose their tension and dislodge and drop out. I now have three lenght of aluminum tubing and no way to use them.
August 7, 2013
Insurance for a shallow lake
Puts my mind at ease to know that, on our shallow lake with fluctuating water levels and muck bottom (Okeechobee), if I happen to run aground, I can get off without getting in the water. Suggest getting the duck foot with it. It's a bit hard to open, but plenty long enough when extended. Pretty easy to store when closed up. Now that I have it, I don't go out without it.
August 6, 2013
did the job in the shallows. the did not know we w
I bought the push pole to go where my electric motor could not. I pushed my Z -8 Nitro (With 3 fishermen on board) with ease in a foot of water with weeds. The bass did not know we were there until hooked. Very pleased.
April 9, 2013