You might want to look into the pathfinder tunnel hulls, no longer made. They made a 15 and a 17. I had a 17 with a 2-stroke yamaha 60hp on it, and I know for a fact the draft is more than 8", but with the tunnel it will run shallower than it would sit, and get places most boats won't. Side console, it had so much fishing space on it it was crazy. I don't have a clue how it poles though.
These two shots will give you an idea how shallow it will run. Check out the height of the cav plate:
When I sold it I had guides from the 'glades calling me on it daily that wanted it but I wound up selling it very quickly locally. Apparently from talking to them the hull is well known down there, and popular with the guides in that area.
They also made a 15, which was a tiller version. I would think that hull would draft close to 5-6", and get places very, very few hulls could. You might want to look into that one if you're really serious about getting in remote places.
If you choose to go that route, shoot me a PM and I'll help you with some finer points of that hull and what to look for when purchasing.