So lets get some opinions here. What would be your ideal catfish boat? For me, well, I am still undecided. Right now I fish off a 21 foot pontoon. The advantages are the superior amount of room over center consoles and bass boats. More than ample room for rods, gear, cooler, live wells, and anyone you want to take along. Everytime I fish on someones center console I am always thinking about how little room they have. Pontoons are also very stable in rough water conditions. The disadvantages are speed and the effects of wind on the boat. I only have a 50hp motor, so it will only cruise along at around 15-18mph, so that can be a problem if you have a large lake to cover. Pontoons are like a sail in moderate to high wind, so you have to be able to really run a trolling motor well to maintain a good drift. Double anchoring with heavy anchors is a must. I looked at several center consoles at the boat show. One of my biggest problems with most was how little room there was in the "cockpit" area behind the console. Bass boats are out. They are really designed for standing and fishing off the front deck and the rear of the boats are not really designed for trolling. The up and down design on most is also a pain and inevitably causes the boat to rock and shift around when you move. Some of the Walleye boats as I call them, like the Lund, seem to be more tailored to drifting and trolling since they offer a "cockpit" area behind the console area. What are you thoughts?