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The Best Pontoon Boats For Freshwater Anglers

Updated on December 24, 2010

Tired of being confined to the banks? Get yourself a pontoon boat and start enjoying fishing on the water rather than just from the edge of it. Pontoon boats are good investments, especially if you’re one who goes fishing a lot. They are specially designed for better movement and speed as you’ll notice with the tapered front parts so you can go trolling easier. These boats also come with a lot of bonus features like gear compartments, oars, rod holders, anchors, and mounts which allow you to install the motor of your choice.

When choosing a pontoon boat for your fishing activity, here some things you should remember. Pick a size that’s convenient for the type of fishing you have in mind. If you’re planning to go to small lakes or narrower rivers, pick one that’s roomy yet small enough to still allow you easy movement on the water.  Bigger aquatic environments, on the other hand, will allow you to choose bigger varieties. You should also check for the materials to be sure that you won’t be having any serious problems with your purchase anytime soon. For the pontoon, check for materials such as PVC which is good at resisting scratches and water. For the body of the boat, you can choose among materials such as aluminum or fiberglass. There are some that are made of wood. However, fiberglass and aluminum are better at resisting dents and damages. In addition to that, they are lightweight and easier to clean.

For you to have the greatest choice here are some pontoon boats that are great for fishing so check these out.

Bucks Bags High Adventure 9-Foot Pontoon Package (Blue)
Bucks Bags High Adventure 9-Foot Pontoon Package (Blue)

Bucks Bags High Adventure 9-Foot Pontoon Package (Blue)

This blue pontoon boat from Bucks Bags measures 8 feet long (96 inches) and about 4.5 feet wide (55 inches) and weighs about 54 pounds. It has a very durable welded frame made of powder-coated steel that gives it more resistance against weathering due to wind and water. Its pontoons are made of high quality polyester coated with PVC material so it has the best resistance against punctures and scratches. This boat also has a dual-position anchor and line-lock system that makes it easy for dropping the anchor as well as getting it back up. Aside from that, you can also install your own motor with this boat’s built-in motor mount. It also offers you a lot of convenience while you’re on the water with a spacious deck and an adjustable foot rest.

Classic Accessories Colorado Boat
Classic Accessories Colorado Boat

Classic Accessories Colorado Boat

The Classic Accessories Colorado Boat has a generous length of 9 feet and gives you a lot of storage compartments for your lines, baits, reels and more. It has 20 pockets and it also has a couple of drink holders so you can enjoy refreshments hassle-free while you’re fishing. It’s got a powder-coated steel frame and nylon pontoons featuring PVC material at the bottom to prevent punctures and abrasions. This boat also has a very comfortable plastic seat and an adjustable foot rest to allow you to relax more. This boat is also very suitable for trolling with its motor mount that can accommodate several types of motors – that means you can easily install your trolling motor. Aside from that, this boat also has a wire compartment at the rear part plus a platform for your battery; it’s complete with a couple of 7-foot long aluminum oars and oar locks too.

Classic Accessories Rogue SP Pontoon Boat
Classic Accessories Rogue SP Pontoon Boat

Classic Accessories Rogue SP Pontoon Boat

This one is sure to make fishing a lot of fun with its heavy duty structure you can use for trolling and its added features specially made with serious anglers in mind. This powder-coated steel framed boat measures 8 feet and 6 inches long, has a capacity for supporting up to 400 pounds, has heavy duty pontoons and comes complete with two aluminum oars each 7 feet long which you can lock in three different ways. This boat has a dual position motor mount that can accommodate trolling motors plus it also has tow rings at the front and rear for fuller functionality. As for storing your fishing equipment, this boat gives you 13 compartments for lines, reels, lures and many other important fishing items. It also has a couple of drink holders so you can easily enjoy your favorite drinks without spilling them. This pontoon boat also has an anchorage system that allows for dropping and retrieving anchors easily.

Classic Accessories Fremont Packable Pontoon Boat (Slate/Charcoal)
Classic Accessories Fremont Packable Pontoon Boat (Slate/Charcoal)

Classic Accessories Fremont Packable Pontoon Boat (Slate/Charcoal)

Enjoy the luxury of a fully furnished pontoon boat that gives you everything you need for better chances of catching fish plus superior style and comfort. This boat comes in a cool charcoal shade, measures 8 feet long, weighs about 60 pounds, has the capacity to support 350 pounds and collapses into 46 pounds – yes this one is very portable and inflatable. It features tough oar locks made of steel, nylon pontoons covered with PVC material underneath for superior abrasion and puncture protection and tight valves that allow for fast and easy inflation and deflation. It also comes with its own carrying case and foot pump too so you save effort and time in setting up. As far as your convenience on the water is concerned, this boat gives you a contoured seat with an extra tall back and adjustable footrests for people of different statures. Another good feature is its many compartments for storing fishing equipment. There’s large one in the middle, two smaller ones and an additional two mesh pockets. You can also enjoy refreshments with a built-in bottle pocket.

Rogue Fly Fishing Pontoon Boat (Silver/Blue)
Rogue Fly Fishing Pontoon Boat (Silver/Blue)

Rogue Fly Fishing Pontoon Boat (Silver/Blue)

Here’s another one that won’t disappoint you during your fishing trips. This pontoon boat measures 9 feet long and comes complete with a couple of 7-foot long lightweight aluminum oars. The frame is made of powder-coated steel and the pontoons feature PVC material which gives you more assurance against damages. A rod holder, a heavy duty motor mount, an integrated transport wheel and tow rings at the front and rear all make this boat a great advantage when it comes to trolling. It also features an integrated anchor system that allows you to set down and haul up your anchor whenever you need to. You can also enjoy fishing in style with this boat’s comfortable padded seat, non-slip and adjustable foot rests, two bottle pockets and 13 cargo pockets.

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    daybreak 

    7 years ago from Atlantic Coast of North America

    I really like the looks of these craft. Where I live, a pontoon boat is a big, not-so-pretty party barge. These are totally different.

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    charis007 

    7 years ago

    Boating seams like it would be fun but the coast is alittle prohibitive.

    PowerWinch boat winches

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    Lori J Latimer 

    7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    Like, very nice. I know some swamp guys who'd love these. Voted up.

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