Which Fishing Boat Is Right For You?
If you are like the many Americans who were trying out new hobbies during COVID, you may have recently found a new passion. One hobby that is currently sweeping the nation is an oldie but a goodie: Fishing! While it is true that you can stand on the shore and catch some fish, sooner or later, you are going to want to get a fishing boat. There are many different types of fishing boats out there so how do you know which one will work best for you? In an effort to help you decide, here are a few details about several popular fishing boats, along with what they are best used for.
A pontoon is a long and luxurious boat, that provides very comfortable fishing. It can be rigged with everything you may need in a good fishing boat, including rod holders, navigational electronics, and a shade canopy. Pontoons can hold anywhere from 6 people up to as many as you are licensed for. They are great for lake fishing and will be perfect for anywhere not too far from shore.
As the name suggests, bass boats are the ultimate tool for hunting bass. They usually have large motors that are strong enough for trolling, as well as high-tech gear to help find the fish. They are usually over 16 feet long and include a live bait tank. They also have a very low bow in order to provide you a cast from every angle.
Kayaks can be fun for people who enjoy fishing alone and enjoy a good workout. Since there is no motor you will need to have some good arm strength in order to get to the fish and then reel them in. If you are pretty experienced in the fishing world and do not require too much equipment, a kayak may be just what you have been looking for. Kayaks can be used for fishing on the ocean or in lakes.
If you have a bay that you love fishing in, you may not be able to top an open bay boat. These 18+ foot crafts have everything you need for maneuvering through shallow waters with your gear.
In conclusion, you do not have to own an incredibly expensive catamaran or yacht in order to have a great fishing boat. There are several different types that could work perfectly for your specific situation. For more information, find a boat vendor near you. Good luck out on the water!