I was faced with the same dilemma about 6 years ago... growing family and friends that like to fish. I bought a 21ft Ranger Reata fish/ski. Love it. Front deck has a removable "platform" to cover the open area up front for fishing from the front. Have used it to extensively fish for bass on Falcon, Choke, and Amistad. Deep V handles the big rollers without issue. Often run jugs/trotlines for cats. When it's rec time - take out the front platform cover, put on the bimini top, and drop in the ski pole. Drags towables and wake boarders wonderfully. Windshield is fantastic in poor weather. Only drawback that I have noted is when bass fishing - the windshield catches wind and the boat sits up out of the water - so, get a strong trolling motor and be ready to stand on it a lot if the wind is up. I have heard others say that there is not enough room on a fish and ski to effectively bass fish two people in front - I can't speak for other brands, but that is not the case with my Ranger. However, taking everything into account - I would not go with one under 21ft.
Edited by driedmeat (07/24/15 10:09 AM)