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#12519537 - 11/28/17 08:23 PM small Jon boat or plastic bass boat
basshunter2000 Offline
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Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 92
Loc: Fort Worth
I'm trying to decide to either get a small 14' Jon boat or a plastic bass boat, seems like I will be restricted to the same water ways in either of them just don't know which way to go, I would love to be able to fish big lakes but I don't know if a Jon boat could handle that. any advice would be great

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#12519895 - 11/29/17 07:30 AM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000]
BODA Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 330
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
are you wanting a trolling motor/pickup bed loading unloading setup? or a trailer and outboard? Id say go with a jon, and there are hundreds of them on craigslist in different shapes and sizes.

I cringe every time I see these little things crossing a lake, or heading out in windy conditions. Know the limits of the boat and for goodness sake wear a life jacket

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#12520373 - 11/29/17 01:20 PM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3371
Loc: Arlington
I like the plastic boats myself as I think they are generally more stable but you could put a little gas motor on the Jon boat and open up more possible fishing areas.

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#12525540 - 12/03/17 05:02 PM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Registered: 09/10/09
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Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
At 14' get a wide aluminum. It will be more stable than the plastic ones, have a decent resale and you can take it anywhere conditions permitting. You can put a small outboard on it or not, add decks if you want, etc.
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#12526430 - 12/04/17 11:56 AM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000]
broncos1 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/14
Posts: 22
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Any threads on here for tricking out jon boats?

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#12528000 - 12/05/17 03:29 PM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000]
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#12528184 - 12/05/17 06:47 PM Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: broncos1]
Chris B Online   content
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Originally Posted By: broncos1
Any threads on here for tricking out jon boats?

There is a sub forum in the Boats and Motors section. I've been thinking about tricking out a jon boat for pond fishing. I want a micro power pole for fishing windy days.
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