Rend Lake boat blinds

randy merta

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I’m thinking of going to a hard sided blind on my boat. I see lots of guys that hunt Rend Lake have their boats hard sided with sticks/brush attached to them.
Got any pictures of your boat/blind you would be willing to share? Description?
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Alweld 1556 boat with all aluminum blind
 

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Cant upload any more pics of it, server says file is too big
 

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The blinds op refers to are hard-sided and basically covered in bark and sticks.
Its been a long time but there are blinds like I just described used on rend lake.
 

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And the one pictured above meets all the requirements of the op's original question. No this blind isn't exclusively camo'd in brush for good reason. Habitat has changed from high water killing the bushes and trees
 

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And the one pictured above meets all the requirements of the op's original question. No this blind isn't exclusively camo'd in brush for good reason. Habitat has changed from high water killing the bushes and trees
That makes sense. The timberish spot I hunt up north has basically all fallen into the water so there's no hiding in the trees.
I hunted rend lake about 20 years ago.
Funny how it went to hell basically when I started going there.
 

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Started out hunting rend have moved to other areas but that style of blind with modifications has continued with us. They started out heavy and we have found ways to reduce the weight and still maintain comfort and camo along the way. No 2 are ever the same as far as hiding front back shelfs storage ect ect. The 1st one you do you will probably make some adjustments the next year.
Hiding is the # 1 goal
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Like to have a way to open front deck for decoys pick up and put out
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You will become and expert in bungie cords
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An example how front doors are this is with doors open
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One we built completely closed off in back
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A good blind on your boat can make a huge difference in success. Feel free to reach out if you have an specific questions
 

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So you're the one to blame.....
Sure sure.
One year I did casey forks on opening day.
Tore em up. Went a lot that year.
Up until then I walked in at Shelbyville. No boat.
The next year was like night and day. Sucked bad. Once I got a boat deciding where to go got way harder.
 

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