best starter boat for river fishing

Discussion in 'Boating Stories' started by melstangman1967, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    what would be the best boat for backwater river not a bass boat lol?
     
  2. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    If it's a small, shallow river, and you don't plan on a jet o/b, small and light is the way to go, because you may be dragging or poling it.

    I like little jons, with open floorplans...the Alumacraft 1442NCS is a good example.
     

  3. chris dornbusch

    chris dornbusch New Member

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    Jon boat like katmandeux said are good all around for a beginer (IMO).
     
  4. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    I'll agree with the others, a small jon is a perfect small river boat.
     
  5. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    I agree with the other guys. Just think simple so if you have any problems ya'll have a lot less trouble shooting. Add more things as you beter aquented with your equipment.