Rent boat out of season? Suggestions?
One of my customers that lives south of Columbus asked me if I knew of any boat rentals for late and/or early season fishing on the lake. I told him I wasn't aware of any now days but there used to be a few places to rent boats but not any more.
I had a 19' StarCraft aluminum boat that I used for early and late season fishing but after not hardly using it for 4 years I sold it. The last 2 seasons the weather was horrible after early November and I couldn't get out if I wanted to. The latest I ever got out perch fishing was on my birthday in mid December. I had to break ice to get the boat down the ramp but I got out and it was a great perch fishing day. Note to someone that may consider doing this......the ice will rip your trailer lights right off!
I was talking to him about options and he suggested posting an ad on Craig's List to see if anyone would rent us a boat after I pull mine out for the season? Does anyone here on THT have a boat we could rent or know of a boat that can be rented? A 14' - 18' with outboard, a center console would be good. I don't care what the boat looks like as long as the trailer is ok and the boat runs good. I know don't what a good cost would be to rent such a boat, does anyone else?
Other options would be to go on a charter or find another fisherman that has an outboard boat set up to run in cold weather that we could go with?