Fisherman Gets The Surprise Of His Life
So there you are deep sea fishing – you’ve got your Hi-Seas Mono line, Mustad hook, and you’re ready to reel in on your Avet Reel. Next thing you know – fish on! And perhaps the disappointment sets in when you see a sand shark fighting away on the other end of the line. No sooner were these folks reeling in a sand shark when a goliath grouper swam up and swallowed that shark whole! It’s a credit to great fishing equipment and a love of the sport. We’ll discuss exactly how great fishing boats lead people like these to great fishing moments.
Best Warm Water Fishing Boats For Shore And River
Not all of us adventure out into the deep to catch our trophies. For those of us on a budget but still a penchant for freshwater and saltwater fare, we’ve outlined three different watercraft that will get you there and back with your fresh catch in tow.
2016 Renegade 25 Open ($49,900)
The Renegade 25 is a bare bones 25 footer and an overall fishing machine. Designed with exposure to the open air, it’s definitely a craft for warm waters and warmer weather. The Renegade 25 features space to stow cargo and not much else. Budgeted right, it can be a fantastic boat to take out onto the waters and snag that trophy-winner. (more…)
2016 Bluewater 2350 Center Console (MSRP: $76,000) For jetting out onto the channels and waterways, the Bluewater 2350 is ideal. It’s a small 25 footer that was designed for a
2016 Bluewater 2350 Center Console (MSRP: $76,000)
For jetting out onto the channels and waterways, the Bluewater 2350 is ideal. It’s a small 25 footer that was designed for a small fishing party and big hauls. Featuring a fiberglass hull, the Bluewater 2350 has lined fishing boxes for rod storage and even enough console storage for dive gear.
2016 Sea Born FX21 Sport (MSRP: $44,000).
The Sea Born FX21 Sport was designed to take you and your family out for a great fishing trip. It doesn’t have all the thrills and chills of the more expensive small fishing craft we’re talking about but it certainly has all the core features to making your fishing trip a huge success. Worthy of note, it’s a 21 foot watercraft with a fiberglass hull and it has a 12 V power plant on board. Match this with easy storage space for fishing bail, rods, and gear, and you’ve got yourself a lovely craft to take out onto the channels. But if you really want to hit the deep water where Grouper like to live, it’s time to consider upgrading to that fantastic class of corvettes and convertibles. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to consider…
The Top Saltwater Fishing Boats For Under A Cool Million
Saltwater fishing boats don’t necessarily have to be expensive or full of amenities to be great for deep water fishing. What is necessary is a boat that’s sea-worthy and can take the raging tides and currents. In this section, we’ll go over a couple fantastic saltwater vessels perfect for going out into deeper warm waters like the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
2002-2005 Viking 61 Convertible (MSRP: $975,000)
The Viking 61 Convertible class was designed to be lived in and fished in. A spacious 61 foot boat with all the amenities a fisherman could want – it’s perfect for handling the warmer deep waters. The Viking 61 Convertible has a diesel engine, high power radar and sonar, and a living space fit for a fishing king.
2012-2015 Tiara Coronet (MSRP: $650,000)
What really stands out about the Tiara Coronets is their expansive back porch for fishing and diving. Featuring a low-lying area behind the cockpit, the Tiara Coronet was designed for competition fishers and SCUBA enthusiasts. The Coronets have twin inboard engines and are highly maneuverable at 39 feet in length.
2000-2005 Bertram 60 Convertible (MSRP: $595,000)
For those that want to spend even more time out at sea, the 2000s Bertram 60 Convertibles are certainly the way to go. Powered by a mighty 1400 hp 3412E diesel engine hooked to twin 20.5 KW Northern Lights generators, the Bertrams feature spacious living quarters and a very manageable back deck for fishing and SCUBA diving. More importantly, at a 60 foot ship length, it’s more than able to withstand whatever the ocean throws at it.
Honorable mentions go out to the 2010-2012 Rampage 41 Expedition (MSRP: $540,000) class which feature a Carolina flare hull design perfect for crossing between riverine and deep sea waters. Right up next to the Rampage 41s is the 2015 Yellowfin 42 (MSRP: $549,000) which uses a Yamaha 350 Four Stroke and plenty of space to store your catch of the day. The right vessel doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to bring you success. At the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying the sport of fishing with those you care about.
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