Re: Fishing boat questions
You'll get a lot of different opinions on boats. I prefer a deep-v aluminum with a front casting deck. Deep-v's take rough water a lot nicer than semi-v's or flat bottoms. I also prefer a tiller motor over a console. To me, consoles take up too much room in smaller boats that could be used otherwise (cooler, minnow cooler, etc).
A buddy of mine has a Carolina Skiff J16 like birch posted above, and while it is a nice boat, it doesn't take rough water (like Pymatuning) very well, and you do get wet alot in it. Also, they are very narrow boats, and no room for rod lockers on the sides.
Another plus for the deep-v's over semi-v's or flat bottoms, is that you can set them up with rod holders for trolling.
My 16 1/2' Lowe Angler is perfect for us. Can fish for crappies all day long, or put the rod holders in and be trolling for walleyes in a matter of minutes.
Good luck in your search.
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