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Question by TheEasternShore.... Uploaded on February 08, 2010
probably my old families old row boat. i like just being the only one in the section of the lake im fishing and having absolute quite peace and ease on the water. theres just something i like about rowing instead of motoring everywhere.
jon boats! with a small 2 stoke motor
I loved the 18 foot Lund my father had when I was younger. It was great for lake michigan all the way down to the much smaller pond-like lakes.
I agree wildcaller, i use an 18 foot lund with a 40 horse honda, I take it everywhere from small lakes to big lakes in northern Canada
36 foot contender the reason? it can go into water thats only 2FT deep and it has duel 275'S great for fishing
I agree with you 100%, as a result of over 50 years of Duck Hunting. Just enough power to plane me and the dawgz, but still capable of getting into the blind.
agreed with ya eastern shore, just this last summer i bought just that, after saving my money for 6 months or so i found a 14 foot sylvan v hull with a 9.9 johnson, and a nice trolling motor, its really nice, gets me everywhere, one of my favorite purchases.
I want a 18' G3 to put my 40 horse Yamaha jet engine on for moose hunting next fall. I borrowed a 16 ft Smokercraft Jon boat this year but would like more carrying capacity. If I can't find one used I will have to bite the bullet and get a new one.
18ft deep V ALUM. 70 johnson. Also know as the "Go Fish" she be getting her oil changed and a new live well this winter, and maybe a wax job too!
I don't duck hunt so the most practical boat for me would be a deck boat. Big enough for the mississippi, small enough for small lakes, and can provide good swimming/skiing activities. As just a pure fishing boat; can't beat a Lund. My wife/kids enjoy other water activities other than fishing so I have to compromise between a fishing machine and a play machine. Currently have a fish n ski but would like something with bigger sides to handle bigger wakes.
I've got a Tracker 16" deep V w/a 50hp Merc. I think top end is around 32mph but thats plenty fast for me. I've got an uncle in FL who has a Triton flat top w/a 225hp. When thats wide open, its TOO fast for me.
In fact, the rig you describe is the modern-day, more economical version of what I had when I was young. It was a 14' Bay Stauter (see website) with a Johnson 20. Great for fishing open bays and running protected rivers and duck hunting and transporting gear to the houseboat.
When the lakes are a 2 mile hike from the closest two-track trail a 10' - 12' solo canoe of kevlar weighing in at under 30 pounds is the best bet.
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