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Old 08-30-2017, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hi, Just signed up for this site. Moving from northern Ca. to Crisfield MD hopefully. Have a 203 Champion bass boat,18ft.tracker tri hull aluminum and a Malibu skier that my girlfriend likes a lot. Would any of these boats work for me back their or should I sell them all here in CA.? The place I'm looking to buy has a 12,000 lb. boat lift and dock.
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I would sell those boats and look for something else designed for larger bodies of water.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:18 AM   #3
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That is what I was thinking. Thought the Champion mite work back there. Grew up striper fishing on Long Island sound and the mouth of the Conn. river before moving to Ca.
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I'd sell for 2 reasons. Having to pay to move them

yeah get a bay boat for skinny water, calm day fishing
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Welcome to DelMarVa.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:57 AM   #6
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Thanks, looking forward to moving back east. Hope to sell my place here in Ca. soon!
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Welcome, I hope you are ready for a culture shock!
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:59 PM   #8
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Well the boat lift holds 2 boats so I guess I will have to get a couple. Already looking for good used ones. My Dad had a 19 ft. Seacraft when I was a kid, great boat for a CC. retired so will be going often. Like all kinds of fishing!
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:50 PM   #9
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Man Cali to crisfield is definitely going to be a culture shock for sure. What is bringing you over this way
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:28 PM   #10
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That Tracker is fine on good days on those shallows in that area.

Something bigger to replace the ski boat on bad days would be desirable though
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Best fishing in the bay is in cooler weather in open waters of the bay, which can get rough. Unless you are happy in the creeks and rivers, you will want a bigger boat with more protection.
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Welcome to Delmarva, I would sell those boats and look for something else, the cost of moving them would be a non-starter for me. Plus it's a good time to pick up a used boat, as many will upgrade before next season.
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All the good fishing is in open water? Can't say I agree with that. Tangier sound has some exceptional shallow water fishing opportunities.

Find yourself a 20-22' cc and you'll be fine.
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Crisfield MD Is Way up the bay to many of us in the lower part of Chesapeake bay Had friends up that way, never visited but they really liked the area! good luck to you The bay can be a great place to spend time!
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We moved to just North of Crisfield 4 years ago. I have an Everglades 243 and found there are lots of places to fish and crab that are too shallow for the Everglades (draws 17" plus outboard depth). Found good fishing close to our home that a lower draft boat is needed. When the tide is in it is OK with the Everglades but with tide out it is a problem. Bought a Carolina Skiff to use for the shallows. I believe you might consider having 2 boats, one for the open water and one for the extreme shallows. The Carolina Skiff also is great for crabbing. Now when fishing shallows I do not have to worry about messing up the Everglades and sucking up mud in the engine. I have boat lift for the Everglades and bought a Swinger Boat lift for the Carolina Skiff. The Swinger Boat lift is great as I can swing the Carolina Skiff around on the dock to mess with it.
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welcome....... I would get a 20 ish center console and a skiff for the real skinny water. great time to look. good luck.
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All the good fishing is in open water? Can't say I agree with that. Tangier sound has some exceptional shallow water fishing opportunities.

Find yourself a 20-22' cc and you'll be fine.
I didnt say "all the good fishing is in open water".... Just the best, especially in the cooler weather months (late Oct-Jan)

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Best fishing in the bay is in cooler weather in open waters of the bay, which can get rough. Unless you are happy in the creeks and rivers, you will want a bigger boat with more protection.
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All the good fishing is in open water? Can't say I agree with that. Tangier sound has some exceptional shallow water fishing opportunities.

Find yourself a 20-22' cc and you'll be fine.
I fish out of Crisfield most of the time. Agree with 4Shore if you are going for a 1 boat solution. 21-23 Parker, Maycraft, Sea Hunt, etc... will allow you to fish nearly everything. You can get close enough to fish most banks with those while still being able to fish the main channel in the early spring and fall. 2 Boats would be ideal, but most of us can't swing the $$$ for that.
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I just moved to Greenbackville VA a month ago from TN and I love it. I'm maybe 40 mins from crisfield. Actually had a great time there this past weekend at the boat docking competition. I'm planning on picking up a 23-25 center console this winter. Only place for a small boat that I know around here would be the creeks, guts, and pocomoke river. If your into fresh water I've heard the large mouth bite can be pretty good on the pocomoke. Welcome to the shore man!
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Deep vertical jigging and trolling aren't really my thing. I'll do them if necessary but it bores me after a while. I much prefer prowling the shallows with light tackle and fly. To each their own.
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