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Guide To Fishing Boats Choices

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By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Bass Boat

What ever your favorite fish species, there is a fishing boat designed to meet your every need. Bass boats, crappie boats, aluminum boats, jon boats and a host of other boats are available for fishing.

Bass Boats

If you love to go bass fishing in rivers, streams, and lakes, a bass boat is the ideal boat for you. Bass boats are powered by an outboard motor plus a trolling motor for very slow maneuvering within the fishing area. The decks front and rear have large fishing platforms. These boats include swivel chairs, electronics for fish finding and live fish wells for storing your catch. Bass boats are one of the most popular fishing boat sold and can be used for most types of fishing.

Aluminum Fishing Boats

Aluminum boats are most often used for freshwater fishing. They are are small, lightweight, and durable boats designed for rivers, streams, lakes, and other waterways. Smaller models can easily fit in the bed of a pickup truck or on a mountable rack on the top of the car. Aluminum boats are favored among anglers for both fuel efficiency and price. These boats are available with two types of bottoms, the V-hull or flat bottom also called the Jon boat. The Jon boat bottom is flat for easy maneuverability in shallow waterways. Aluminum boats are easily stored when not in use and require very little maintenance.

Family Fishing Boats

For many families, a combination fish and ski boat serves the interest of all family members. Those that want to fishing can do just that. The same boat can be used for family outings, water-sport activities like skiing and wake boarding. Once you determine the uses for a boat you can define the size, layout and performance features to fulfill all your dreams. Boat dealers can assist you in choosing a family boat that is just right for your family.

Pontoon Boats

For larger groups of boaters and anglers, a pontoon boat may be the answer. There is plenty of room for fishing gear, ice chests and all the family. Canopy tops provide shade during the heat of day, and most are plenty powerful to tow a water skiier or tow toys.


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