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Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by Matt Bailey, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Matt Bailey

    Matt Bailey

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    I was all ready Monday to go Pickup my New Lund Rebel 1650, and today wife hit me with why don't you just get a fishing pontoon, that way everyone could go, and enjoy themselves, and said I only will go a few times a month, and its not like I will or even have time to goto Huge lakes....she actually made pretty valid points, can someone give me a good comeback here? or does anyone use these to fish with?
     
  2. Thirty pointer

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    Who is everyone ? Nothing like a party barge to attract friends you didn't know you had . Besides pontoons are a pain to move and store and get on some lakes . They are great if you live on a lake .Go for the Lund .
     

  3. Waif

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    A pontoon kept at a dock or a slip...maybe.
    Nice platforms if waves are low.
    Vs. a 16' aluminum boat? I' ll take the sixteen footer any day for versatility and ease of use. And I like the poontoon deck.....
    Other boats wakes and much wind make the sixteen no way near to big on small lakes.
     
  4. Fishn Michn

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    Get the toon! 20', bunk trailer, ipilot, awesome fishing machine. Trolls down, can drift, shallow draft, and way more stable then a v bottom. Storage, luxury, comfort, awesome
     
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    I wou
    I would definitely go with the Lund , much easier to trailer and very versatile . Although I would opt for a bigger one.I have a 18 ' Pro V and 3 is about max for room to fish with tackle bags,coolers,miscellaneous gear taking up the bow space . Wish I would have gone bigger with a full windshield .I do see an occasional pontoon on Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay, but not many,and never with 3 footers on the water . Not to say they are not out there some where,I just have never seen one . It seems your fishing would be limited in a pontoon,especially in a river system .
     
  6. shrubmasters@gmail.com

    shrubmasters@gmail.com

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    Lund. End of story..........!! Shrubby
     
  7. CrashAxe

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    Get both!!!! Problem solved.
     
  8. seanwr400

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    The toons get through rougher water than most people think work a smooth dry ride. Get a dealer to take you for a ride on one on a good breezy day. For me it all comes down to being trailerable easy. 16 foot v-bottom I can handle launching myself and launch it anyplace and to with the smallest of vehicles. Wouldn't want a pontoon less than 20'.... Which means bigger type vehicle, needs better ramp, and a couple people to launch and retrieve it even in the slightest wind........ But if it is something your gonna leave in the water..... That makes for a way better case to own the pontoon.....
     
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    Lance Valentine promotes a fishing pontoon from Angler's Quest. Looks pretty tricked out for fishing.
     
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    Pontoons are nice if you live on the lake or have it docked at a marina but trailering it around & storing it can be an issue depending on the size. You could compromise with the wife & go with more of a fish n ski.

    I fish out of my out-laws 22' pontoon on Houghton Lake & it's docked at a marina. My dad had a 20' that he trailered to the lake that was only a mile away. He also had a garage/yard that it fit in. It was a PIA trying to launch & retrieve it by yourself.
     
  11. Outdoors Fool

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    I keep looking at the angler Qwest pro troll, wife actually told me I should go for a test drive.....
     
  12. Matt Bailey

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    I keep going back and forth, looked at a Bass Buggy 18
     
  13. Matt Bailey

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    Just looked at Apex, looks really cool, but think would be tough sell to her as a family boat at times
     
  14. seanwr400

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    What body of water are you mostly going to use it on?
     
  15. Jimbos

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    Man up, put your foot down and get that 16-18 footer.
    Don't let them think that they have a say in the choice.
     
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