Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part Sportsman Boat Showcase. Next month, top aluminum boats will be featured.
Fishing boats are different animals to different fishermen. The same boat won’t work across the spectrum of lakes, inland rivers, coastal rivers, coastal backwaters, the inshore ocean or gulf and the offshore bluewater.
The peak of the rut is in the rear view mirror in most areas, and that means that finding a trophy buck has become near impossible. Either they have returned to their nocturnal normalcy or they have returned deep into their dense core areas.
As winter contracts bass activity and their ranges, fewer places will offer consistent opportunity. Putting yourself in the best position possible can be a hard task — well, actually, that’s more of a pun intended to guide your site selection.