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Old 08-19-2021, 06:32 PM   #1
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Help picking the right boat

How's it going everybody my family and I are moving down to Corpus Christi Texas from Arizona. Can't wait to get down there and do a little spear fishing and fly fishing for some of those reds that everyone's talking about.
Anyway my question is on boats I don't know a whole lot about them other than lake boats And I don't think many lake boats are gonna do very well down there in the ocean. So what boats are you guys using to go out spear fishing 20 30 miles out and then get in the skinny water to go fly fishing.
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Old 08-20-2021, 09:53 AM   #2
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How's it going everybody my family and I are moving down to Corpus Christi Texas from Arizona. Can't wait to get down there and do a little spear fishing and fly fishing for some of those reds that everyone's talking about.
Anyway my question is on boats I don't know a whole lot about them other than lake boats And I don't think many lake boats are gonna do very well down there in the ocean. So what boats are you guys using to go out spear fishing 20 30 miles out and then get in the skinny water to go fly fishing.
Done with the Freshwater stuff aren't you! Sounds like you need two boats lol a poling skiff and an offshore boat.
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That's kind of what I'm starting to see. Other than maybe a panga.
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Old 08-20-2021, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: Help picking the right boat

I'm thinking a pontoon boat!
I've seen a pontoon boat 20 miles off shore ( I know, STUPID!).
And tho it is not the best boat off shore, it was there, AND it can get into the shallows...AGAIN..NOT the BEST choice for shallows either...

Trust me...You need TWO different boats!
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:30 AM   #5
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So right now I'm looking at maybe a 22' or 24' Pathfinder or Blue Wave Bayboat. With either one of these I should be able to hit the jetty and go out 10 to 15 miles on a good day in 1 to 3' chop at worst case scenario and still be able to float through 12" of water with a trolling motor and Fly fish for those reds. Just not sure if I should spend the extra and go with the 24' I don't know that an extra 2' is gonna make a difference In the performance of the boat. What do you all think.
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That Patfinder is a nice boat. I've fished nearshore and dove offshore on it. Solid boat. Also done it on a 24' Sea Hunt. Bay boat also. The 2' does make a difference, especially when offshore and things turn bumpy.
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I don't know that an extra 2' is gonna make a difference In the performance of the boat. What do you all think.
In boats, 2' is ALLOT.
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So is it wrong that I'm more excited about buying a boat than a house!!
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