I don't own a boat but I could (before I bought a 4wd suv, lol). I started bank fishing when I was 10,... as soon as I grew enough upper body strength started fishing with 20 foot bamboo pole for snakeheads... when we had drought here in Texas our lakes for years bank fishing provide lots fun for me and my family. For me, bank fishing is like camping, hiking, golfing, chess, meditation, eyes and mind therapy and an open class room for understanding and appreciation of nature. Some people spend money on golf sets, expensive boat and fishing gears etc., I put my savings on a 4wd vehicle and a few surf rods and reels and lead sinkers so that when I cast my rigs 100+ yards out and watching the line shooting out of my reel, I feel like Tiger Wood. A cooler full of fish to bring home always bring a smile on my wife's face. Yeah I love bank fishing.