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Old 11-22-2011, 01:41 PM
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Default Freshwater pontoon boat?

Anyone use a pontoon boat for trolling for stripers? Please give me details.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: Freshwater pontoon boat?

I use a float tube out here in SoCal for fishing ponds, lakes, and the bays.

Many differences between float tubes and pontoons.....both good and bad.

Pontoon boats can hold a ton of your gear, are pretty stable, and some guys out here mount trolling motors on them....not to mention fish finders, GPS units and other stuff.

Id say the only hard part with trolling from a pontoon boat is that you will get tired if using the oars after a while (although this would be perfect for slow moving lures...tube and worm for example).

Also if your figthing a fish and have to move around it will be extremely hard to do without some type of an engine.

Good luck and make sure you have a PFD!

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Old 11-22-2011, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Freshwater pontoon boat?

Thanks for the reply. I'm considering an 18'-20' with at least a 50hp. It'll be rigged as a fishing boat, not a party barge. capt david
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Freshwater pontoon boat?

There are several charter pontoons on Raystown Lake. Here's one:
http://www.striper-guide.com/mainpagens41.htm
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Default Re: Freshwater pontoon boat?

Well i feel like an idiot. Im on a float tubing forum here in san diego so whenever i see pontoon i think of this:



And when i saw your question in the the freshwater section i was sure yiu were talking about something else.

Either way good luck!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Freshwater pontoon boat?

They are enormously popular on fresh water as trolling platforms for striper. I'd say over half the striper chasers on Kerr Lake (NC) are doing it from pontoon boats with downriggers. Never done it myself, but they sure look comfortable, and the big ones can handle some pretty rough (lake) water.
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