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#11151761 - 10/08/15 08:59 AM bass fishing out of a baycat
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 621
Loc: waco tx
Im thinking of buying a baycat as my new boat. I bass fish 90% if the time. I like the layout of the boat but coming from a legend I am concerned about the gunnels on the boat effecting my fishing when I am trying to stay on windy points. The boat is a solid 2000 lbs so I was thinking that might offset the difference in gunnel height.

#11151880 - 10/08/15 09:50 AM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: gwl2]
tjbubba1 Offline

Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 190
Loc: Little Elm, TX
This has been talked about on the bcb forums. At one time I thought about it but storage would be an issue for me and
no inset trolling motor.

#11152526 - 10/08/15 03:57 PM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: tjbubba1]
TxPanhandle Offline

Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas Panhandle
I bass fish out of a Skeeter ZX22 Bay Boat and would not even think about going back to a bass boat and have no problems getting blown around.
Retired to Fish
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#11152998 - 10/08/15 07:22 PM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: gwl2]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6523
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
If I was going to fish out of a center console for bass it would be either a Haney HO or Majek Extreme.
A Nation of Sheep will soon have a government of Wolves.

#11153089 - 10/08/15 08:15 PM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: gwl2]
gwl2 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/08
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Loc: waco tx
I like both the haynie and majek but I have not seen one with rod lockers.

#11155710 - 10/10/15 10:51 AM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: gwl2]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Haynie will build it any way you want. My BIL has a new one and it is very nice. Just be prepared to pay a premium.

#11155822 - 10/10/15 12:03 PM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: TxPanhandle]
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Registered: 01/25/05
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Loc: Liberty
Not trying to sway your decision as the bay cats are really nice, but have you looked at the Pathfinder 2200 Tournament? Rod lockers, big front deck, a ton of storage for a center console, and low sides. Ride is very good and with a 250 SHO runs upper 50s touching 60 light
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#11156638 - 10/10/15 08:57 PM Re: bass fishing out of a baycat [Re: gwl2]
GetTheNet69 Offline

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 229
Loc: Rockwall, TX
The BayCat will fish fine for bass, I considered purchasing one. I fish a Shearwater 23TE center console which is similar to the BayCat.. I had the same concerns as you coming from a 21' Champion bass boat. It has low slung gunnels, will hold 12 rods in the lockers, plenty of storage and runs 63 mph/gps with a 250 SHO. I use an ipilot trolling motor which sucks for bass fishing IMO, wish I'd done more research before that purchase. Good luck.


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