Got to disagree here HOOK. You can troll with a pontoon boat, either by sticking your rod in a rod holder and rowing (just like in a pram or jon boat) or you can wear your fins and kick the boat around. I do it all the time and it's easier to cover water than in a float tube. As far as casting is concerned, because you are sitting two feet higher, casting is much easier and you get much more distance than you can waist deep in the water. Not only that, but you have a much better angle to sight fish from. Honestly, the only reasons I see to have a float tube over a pontoon are cost and portability. If cost isn't your major concern, and you aren't likely to want to hike into spots carrying your water transportation with you, then it really is a no-brainer. The only choice you have to make then is which pontoon to get.HOOK said:well to be honest it all depends on what you would prefer. A pontoon has you above water however you would have to paddle for trolling where as in a tube you can just kick and drink a beer while trolling. As far as casting is concerned either work the same. I have a float tube right now (for sale) and i loved it but im upgrading to a pontoon so that i can fish rivers with it also :thumbup:
I have a friend who has both. He finds the v boat easy to pack into lakes, but says it's only a bit better than a belly boat. We were out on Murray Lake together. It started to get pretty windy and choppy late in the day. I ended up towing him back to shore azs he wasn't able to make any headway against the wind, whereas I had the oar option. He is also pretty dissapointed in the stability of the v boat. They are an option to be considered however.2fly said:I found the fishcat v boat perfect,a bit higher than a tube style,and lower than a pontoon.It feels like it catches less wind than a pontoon.
Not long at all. That is a perfect boat for both lakes and running decent size rivers as well. Welcome to the club.ausseron said:Thank you for your input, it looks like a pontoon it will be. I have a friend who has offered me a fishcat 9 with an electric motor. I know it might be a little long, but it is a sleek looking boat.
There are some boats that come with casting platforms. They are all above water. I am designing one for my pontoon, and if I get it done I will show you the pictures, I wouldn't put anything other than an anchor below the water line. Just creates drag.ausseron said:Thats what I thought Professori. I have taken it out a couple of times and really enjoyed it. I think I will add a sunken platform at the front so that I can stand up to stretch my legs and so that I don't have to wear my waders. Your thoughts on that!