Hello bretheren, Next year I plan on purchasing my first boat. I will primarily be fishing wing dikes in the missouri river, the commute will be at the most 10 miles. I want to go as small as possible but I don't know anything about boats/Motors Obviously the boat will take some abuse so it has to be a jon boat.. As far as passengers go, probably will only be taking one more person.. I was at our Bass Pro Shops today looking around and found this little boat http://www.newboats.com/boat/TRACKER-BOATS/Guide-V12-Lite Its a 12 ft boat, but it says the reccomended max horsepower motor is 10hp, will that be enough to make it up the muddy mo? The smallest I would want is a 25hp.. what would happen if I were to put a 25horse on a small boat like that? would the nose want to come off the water too high? Anyway I'd appreciate to hear what you other fella's are having luck with and any other suggestions.