Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > The Boating Forum
Reload this Page >

Looking for some advice on bay and river fishing boat

Notices
The Boating Forum

Looking for some advice on bay and river fishing boat

Old 08-02-2011, 05:01 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Looking for some advice on bay and river fishing boat

Greetings All,

I'm itching to get back into a boat after a looong time w/o one. I live in the Washington, DC area, plan on fishing both tidal Potomac river and Chesapeake Bay. I used to own a bass boat and definitely want to pick that up again. I also want to be able to hit the Bay for blues and rockfish. My question is: What are the best options for a boat that will do both? I've looked at the Champion 22 Bay Champ that looks like a good match. Any others I should look at? THANKS!
Old 08-03-2011, 02:14 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 191
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Don't know what your budget is but my choice would be.an Albury Brothers. The ride is second to none. Well built boats that handle superbly. They make a 20' and a 23' that would handle your area with no problem. They are not the cheapest but you get a boat that will last a lifetime.
Old 08-03-2011, 06:18 AM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: mid chesapeke bay
Posts: 34
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

look at carolina skiff esecially the sea chaser put a trolling motor and they have very shallow drafts
go to www.carolinaskiff.com
Old 08-03-2011, 07:51 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 1,347
Received 315 Likes on 107 Posts
Default

Some things you could add to help the crew here narrow down your search.
budget, draft concerns, number of guys fishing, speed needs, bow ok for trolling motor, gunnel heights.

There are tons of variables, but that should help make the suggestions more apt.
Old 08-03-2011, 07:56 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,140
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

You need to look at the Sun Dance, I am not sure of the model but it had a big bow and will run in 9" of water.
Old 08-03-2011, 10:33 AM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 38
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 21' Hybrid or 24' Bay Yellowfin

You can test a 21' Yellowfin in Ocean City this weekend with Yamaha, Captain George Mitchell and Captain Max King's Marine. We have a customer that has a 24' Bay Yellowfin off of Mobjack and loves it. 300 Merc on back. The 21 Hybrid has a 300 Yamaha.

Thanks,
Capt. Max King
757-650-3176

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.