Fishing is part sport, part passion, part just plain fun. Running toward the dawn in a huge sportfisher is heaven on earth. But so is dangling a bait beneath a bobber from a family runabout. Whether you live near lakes, rivers, oceans or bays, fun fishing is just an engine crank away. Get out there and do it. Find a fishing boat to suit your needs on Boats.com
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If your idea of fishing involves stout tackle, huge fish and miles of open seas, you want a boat capable of handling any conditions. Seaworthy vessels include basic center consoles and cuddy cabins with single or twin outboards up to convertible or bluewater fishing machines with fancy salons, plush quarters and powerful inboard diesel engines.
When you need a small, light vessel to target tropical flats for bonefish or tarpon, or you want to poke around the estuaries for redfish, trout and snook, typical vessel selections include flats boats or bay boats. These boats, usually under 23 feet in length, are most often powered by a single outboard engine. They float in shallow water and offer ample deck space for casting.
Youve seen these boats. Theyre fast, colorful and low-to-the-water. They may be fiberglass or aluminum and most come equipped with bow and stern platforms for casting. A bow-mounted trolling motor completes the perfect bass rig.
If you fish the lakes, but prefer leaving the go-fast boats to the hardcore bassmen, you'll find many options under freshwater fishing boats. From aluminum hulls to fiberglass, from walleye boats, bowriders and dual-consoles to small center consoles, you can pick a style to suit your family's activities.