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Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Driftwood PA / Vero Beach FL.
Depends on how much your willing to spend to get the results you want.
Here in Florida, skinny water (very shallow) fishing is very popular especially in the salt water.
Most boats are fiberglass, designed for the purpose, and known as flats skiffs.
Engines are often mounted on what is known as a Jackplate, which verticly raises the motor allowing it to run in very shallow water.
You do need whats known as a shallow water pickup installed on the motor also so that it pumps water.
Many of these specialized skiffs like the Mitzi, or the Dragonfly and many others are used with 20 to 40 hp motors and tiller steered.
The Carolina Skiff j series is also very popular for that purpose and a more reasonable approach.
Many bass fishermen here use those, which also do well with small motors, can be run in shallow water, and make for a very stable boat.
Check out the listings on Craigslist in Florida, you might find the long trip worth while.