Go Back   Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum > Main Category > Fishing Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-01-2020, 06:51 AM
fps plus fps plus is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,140
Default Advice wanted on fishing boat

Iím looking for advice on a fishing / pleasure boat . Iím looking for a boat that I can use for fishing and a bit of cruising in waterton lake. I have some small grandkids and gramma that I would like to take out , and feel safe . Thx
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-01-2020, 07:18 AM
58thecat's Avatar
58thecat 58thecat is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: At the end of the Thirsty Beaver Trail, Pinsky lake, Alberta.
Posts: 16,758
Default

Hmmmm sounds like a pontoon boat material for all to enjoy a day in the water.

That's the route we are going to go.....still keeping the 14' crestlimer, yak and canoe though....

Bass buggy 18' DLX?


Or an 18 foot fish/ski boats from crestliner or Lund........hmmmmm choices eh which is a good thing....good luck.
__________________

Be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the "M" is silent...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-01-2020, 07:21 AM
fps plus fps plus is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,140
Default

How are pontoon boats in rough water? The wind can come up fast here .
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-01-2020, 07:25 AM
58thecat's Avatar
58thecat 58thecat is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: At the end of the Thirsty Beaver Trail, Pinsky lake, Alberta.
Posts: 16,758
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fps plus View Post
How are pontoon boats in rough water? The wind can come up fast here .
the new ones with larger pontoons can handle anything any other boat can but are a bugger to get on the trailer in high winds but there are trailer assist guides to make that easier...here in Cold Lake the wind can reek havoc and there are a lot of pontoon boats out and about...
__________________

Be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the "M" is silent...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-01-2020, 07:25 AM
Smoky buck Smoky buck is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2,555
Default

Donít know your price range but itís hard to go wrong with a kingfisher
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-01-2020, 07:29 AM
briangeorge briangeorge is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 114
Default

I have a Lund 1775 Crossover with a 150 Merc outboard. It is a wider boat than alot of others which makes it very stable. It is perfect for fishing or pulling tubers and skiers. Bought mine in 2015 and very happy with it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Wes_G Wes_G is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,036
Default

Waterton lake or Waterton Reservoir? I thought they weren't letting people put there own powerboats into Waterton Lake any more due to invasive species risk.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-01-2020, 09:48 AM
Jayhad Jayhad is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,676
Default

Pontoon boat, to get the deck space, ride, and fishability takes a bundle of cash and a few boats to do what a pontoon will do.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-01-2020, 12:05 PM
pikergolf's Avatar
pikergolf pikergolf is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,280
Default

How many grand kids do you want to take out at once?
__________________
Isaiah 5:20-25 God help Canada
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-01-2020, 01:45 PM
Big Sky's Avatar
Big Sky Big Sky is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,826
Default

Get something that can pull skiers.
Eventually, kids will prefer to spend time with their friends rather than with family. The lure of skiing and tubing is large and will keep them wanting to come out, even when they hit those difficult teenage years.

My vote goes to a Lund or Crestliner that can do double duty as a fish'n'ski.
Maybe an Impact or a FishHawk.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-01-2020, 04:34 PM
barbless barbless is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: calgary ab
Posts: 1,413
Default

Like mentioned depends on how many and how many times they come out. Weather does dictate activity but depends on size of craft and experience of course. Watched a bunch during the week of wake board boats and pontoons out having a great load of fun. Tubes and water skiing on both. There were also some aluminum fish and ski boats doing the same. Mine is a 17ft. fish and ski and can pull a 3 man plus a 1 man tube or get 2 skiers up at the same time and do 37 mph. Go big and let the kids take over and buy a little smaller for your fishing needs.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-01-2020, 05:17 PM
ragweed ragweed is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Airdrie area
Posts: 168
Default

Pontoon boats can do it all. Iíve seen them pull skiers, tubers, multitubers, and of course get you to fishing spots.

As mentioned above....can be a bugger to load in high winds.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-01-2020, 08:19 PM
MooseRiverTrapper MooseRiverTrapper is online now
Suspended User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,623
Default

Lund tyee or crestliner super hawk.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-01-2020, 09:59 PM
English Setter English Setter is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 31
Default

I purchased a Princecraft Hudson 170 last spring. The grandkids love it. Great fishing boat and I can pull them easily on the tube. Multipurpose, and good on bigger water. My only regret, I didnít do it 30 years ago. Barry Jays set me up with the right boat for me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-02-2020, 12:41 AM
Red Bullets's Avatar
Red Bullets Red Bullets is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: central Alberta
Posts: 11,126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fps plus View Post
Iím looking for advice on a fishing / pleasure boat . Iím looking for a boat that I can use for fishing and a bit of cruising in waterton lake. I have some small grandkids and gramma that I would like to take out , and feel safe . Thx
I would be more than willing to come on your fishing pleasure boat and give you advice.

Don't know much about boats but I do like pontoon boats for safety.
__________________
Be like a tree. Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Keep growing.
___________________________________________
Standing in nature's splendor reminds me of the importance of me being insignificant.~ Red Bullets
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-02-2020, 07:46 AM
58thecat's Avatar
58thecat 58thecat is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: At the end of the Thirsty Beaver Trail, Pinsky lake, Alberta.
Posts: 16,758
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ragweed View Post
Pontoon boats can do it all. Iíve seen them pull skiers, tubers, multitubers, and of course get you to fishing spots.

As mentioned above....can be a bugger to load in high winds.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I like the idea of being able to fire up the BBQ too.....
__________________

Be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the "M" is silent...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.