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#12709948 - 04/09/18 06:47 PM which in your opinion is better
Bigdavehunting Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/01/18
Posts: 13
Loc: Abilene Tx
Which one is better on small lakes? Flat Bottom Jon Boat, flat bottom w/ v nose or a pontoon style boat such as a Pelican 10E or something else?

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#12710192 - 04/09/18 09:17 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
Esnow74 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 258
Loc: North Texas
I have an 8' baby bass hunter and love it. That being said, I only have a trolling motor to get around with so I'm limited on how much travel I'm willing to do but it is incredibly stable. If I had a Jon boat of some sort them I would have more options on pushing it around and could cover more water. Those are the 2 things that should be considered. The flat bottom or small pontoon style will get you into a few more places if you fish shallows and creeks.

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#12710336 - 04/10/18 12:57 AM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
porta Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 374
Generally, the lighter it is, the lower it sets, the more comfortable it is, and the faster it goes with trolling motor, the better it is. Better to have something you can launch anywhere, without a trailer or boat ramp. A one-man inflatable or solid pontoon is ideal, unless you need more room for other people. Just my humble opinion others will have their own.

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#12714460 - 04/12/18 10:42 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
Bigdavehunting Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/01/18
Posts: 13
Loc: Abilene Tx
Thanks for your opinions, I just bought a pelican 10E and look forward to getting it out on the water.

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#12723013 - 04/19/18 02:56 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
bassfishinglawyer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 3162
Loc: Fairview, TX
FWIW I think the Pelican is more stable that the others. I have a 14' jon and a 10' pelican and would rather be in the 10 pelican, especially if I am standing up.

Enjoy!

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#12723355 - 04/19/18 06:40 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
Cat finder Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 453
Loc: Dallas, Texas
10e and your never going to regret it.
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#12744751 - 05/05/18 07:51 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 885
Loc: The Republic of Texas

I'll give Mega Dittos on the Bass Baby. This is an incredibly competent
small boat. I've had 10 and 12 foot jons and this 8 footer is by far my
favorite small boat. Basically, I use this boat whenever I can. Whenever the conditions
will allow me. If I have to cover water or deal with more wind, then I'll take
my 16 foot bass boat. But for the situations that the Bass Baby will work
on it is DEADLY. Much higher stealth and maneuverability. So easy to
anchor. VERY stable. Very well designed. Unsinkable and will not capsize.
AND... it is a one piece hull design. It will NOT leak like clam shell hulls.
Fits in my short bed pick up perfectly. And did I mention the built in wheels
for launching ? Definitely my favorite boat of all time. Fishes 2 a lot better
than you would think. My sister goes with me frequently on mine.

I have a Humminbird 7 SI on mine and have a 360 transducer that I will put
on the back if it's something I will need that day. MinnKota Endura 45.
I run three 35 AH batteries in parallel. They are so easy to carry to the
boat compared to hauling one Class 29 battery.








Edited by doctorxring (05/05/18 07:57 PM)

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#12747781 - 05/08/18 01:48 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: doctorxring]
JWfish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 201
Did you find a Bass Baby dealer available locally? We are in the market for buying 2 and planing all the great modifications we have seen others do.I have seen the Pelican Bass Raider at Academy and Dicks, something similar At Bass Pro, but can't find a Texas dealer for a Baby Bass like yours. They seem to be a much better boat than their competitor, Pelican Bass Raider, but I haven't found anywhere you can get a Baby Bass other than the hassle and expense of ordering from the manufacturer. If you had to order from the main plant, did you find any pitfalls.



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#12749537 - 05/09/18 04:33 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 885
Loc: The Republic of Texas

JW --

I got it at Dick's Sporting Goods. They had a very good
price on it. They ordered it and had it in a about a
week. All smooth.

Bass Baby is worth going to some trouble get. Great boat !

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#12750741 - 05/10/18 03:05 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: Bigdavehunting]
Flags Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 294
Loc: Athens, TX
Float Tube. But then I admit I am biased.
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#12752770 - 05/12/18 12:31 PM Re: which in your opinion is better [Re: doctorxring]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 5147
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: doctorxring

I'll give Mega Dittos on the Bass Baby. This is an incredibly competent
small boat. I've had 10 and 12 foot jons and this 8 footer is by far my
favorite small boat. Basically, I use this boat whenever I can. Whenever the conditions
will allow me. If I have to cover water or deal with more wind, then I'll take
my 16 foot bass boat. But for the situations that the Bass Baby will work
on it is DEADLY. Much higher stealth and maneuverability. So easy to
anchor. VERY stable. Very well designed. Unsinkable and will not capsize.
AND... it is a one piece hull design. It will NOT leak like clam shell hulls.
Fits in my short bed pick up perfectly. And did I mention the built in wheels
for launching ? Definitely my favorite boat of all time. Fishes 2 a lot better
than you would think. My sister goes with me frequently on mine.

I have a Humminbird 7 SI on mine and have a 360 transducer that I will put
on the back if it's something I will need that day. MinnKota Endura 45.
I run three 35 AH batteries in parallel. They are so easy to carry to the
boat compared to hauling one Class 29 battery.






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