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#7746284 - 07/10/12 04:39 PM What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat?
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 2164
Loc: Greenville, TX


Any of you guys have experience with small 2 man bass boats that fit in the bed of a full size truck? I like fishing small bodies of water when I can and I need something that will hold a trolling motor and battery.

I think the Bass Baby or Bass Buggy has wheels under one side of it so one guy can load and unload it pretty easily.

Any suggestions on what brand to buy or stay away from?

Thanks,

Jackson


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#7746333 - 07/10/12 04:47 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
onthebank Offline
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Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 3805
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have a 10' Pond Prowler made by a company nemed Charloma out of Kansas but sold at BPS. I don't have any experience with other brands but I can say that I have been completely satisfied with mine. I load it with a 36 lb trolling motor, battery, fish finder hard mounted to the gunnel, 2 seats, anchor, life jackets, 4-5 rods, tackle box, paddle, AND my wife and still have room to stand and fish.
It also weighs less than 100 lbs unloaded so I can get it in and out of the truck by myself withou any issues. This comes in handy when I need a real break.

There is also a 2 man boat thread. You may want to ask the same question there as it is pretty active. There are some pretty ingenious guys that build rigs to haul them, different FF mounts, etc. and love to share.

Good luck and enjoy.

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#7746367 - 07/10/12 04:56 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 1748
Hey Jackson what's up man? I have those ponds in brownwood and have a 14 foot flat bottom from academy. Two ratchet straps hold it in the bed great I can take all my tourney gear in it two batteries and have sonar on the trolling Moter directly to the battery. I have two wheels on a vise for easy rolling it gives to guys more than enough room. I couldn't imagen using any thing else. We have been using it at wheeler branch to save the trailer fee back the truck way into the water and launch it without even taking the gear out. I drive it in the truck just like my ranger on the trailer the exhaust bubbles a little though lol.

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#7746394 - 07/10/12 05:07 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 11743
Loc: DFW, TX
Check out the twin troller by freedom electric.


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#7746431 - 07/10/12 05:19 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: onthebank]
mpowell Online   content
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 606
Loc: Greenville, TX
Mine is a 9 foot BPS Pond Prowler. It is slightly lighter than the 10 foot version and since I use it by myself most of the time, I wanted the somewhat lighter version.

I use a 30 lb. thrust trolling motor with a large deep cycle battery, a portable fish finder, 7-8 rods, a tackle bag, 2 BPS double-sided worm bags, a small collapsible cooler bag, and miscellaneous other stuff. I find it very stable, all things considered (it's not a 21 footer, but I didn't pay $50k for it either). I've used it on small to large ponds (2-150 acres) as well as on Fork (not on the main lake, obviously).

A friend of mine had the 10 foot version mentioned above. He and I both fished out of that boat (double the gear listed above) and caught a LOT of fish with no problems.

I like mine...a lot. thumb


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#7746499 - 07/10/12 05:37 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
brokenjeep Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2721
Loc: Princeton / lake Fork
http://www.sundolphinboats.com/oz/4/com/fish/pro/pro.html

I got rid of my 9'Pond Prowler and got one of theses and loved it.


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#7746823 - 07/10/12 07:11 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
Claysefus Offline
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Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 1019
Loc: Longview, TEXAS
22 ft ranger with a SHO 250.

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#7747457 - 07/10/12 09:42 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
meP2too Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2376
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
I would look at "The Original Buster Boat" by Splash Marine. I think Rockwall Marine sells them.

Extremely stable for its small size. I had an 8 footer, with a 5hp gas motor, 32# trolling motor, and a lowrance flasher.

I often consider selling my basscat and getting another "buster boat" and slowing down.


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#7747497 - 07/10/12 09:51 PM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
MikeSouza Offline
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Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1421
Loc: Ardmore, Ok
I have a 10'3" pelican. Great 2 man boat. Very stable and actually has a good amount of room for tackle, rods, etc.

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_12332_-1?N=581132420


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#7747908 - 07/11/12 12:53 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: MikeSouza]
Stax® Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 10520
Loc: McKinney, Texas
PM - Spring Lizard Waterdog....His is as nice as I have ever fished from. Good T Motor, Electronics, has plenty of room and a live well to boot!

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#7747966 - 07/11/12 01:43 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: MikeSouza]
ChanceHuiet Online   happy
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 4484
Loc: Liberty
Originally Posted By: MikeSouza
I have a 10'3" pelican. Great 2 man boat. Very stable and actually has a good amount of room for tackle, rods, etc.

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_12332_-1?N=581132420


Buddy has one of these. Very good little boat. And the livewell doubles as a decent cooler when you plug it. Grew up fishing in this. We would stick a trolling motor on front and one on back so have 60lb thrust or so total and two batteries with 4-5 rods apiece. Still have room to stand up and fish comfortably out of boat


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#7748194 - 07/11/12 07:39 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 726
Loc: Savannah Texas
Bobcat electric boat. I have a 15 ft. They make them in 10 and 12 ft models also. It has a built in through the rear hull trolling motor foot controlled with speed control
on small console. Has a built in livewell also. Look up Bobcat Boats made in Louisiana. There is a lot of models to pick from depending on your budget.
Great boat

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#7748216 - 07/11/12 07:48 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
Skeeter_Man1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 1942
Loc: Wichita falls, Tx
I would stay away from the ones at academy i have seen people fishing in the back of the boat by there self and it looked like the boat was riding a wheelie everywhere it went. If i was you i would stick with bps.

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#7748270 - 07/11/12 08:09 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 726
Loc: Savannah Texas
I had one from Academy, bottom rear separated from the inner hull where the plug goes, the bottom would fill with water making it weigh twice as much. Only way to get the water out was to stand the thing up and let it drain. Plus because it is square it will not track strait. I gave it to my neighbors kids.

My bobcat will run across a big lake. I never takes on water, it is pointed on the front track great. It is made from fiberglass instead on the plastic material the others are made from.

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#7748274 - 07/11/12 08:11 AM Re: What's the best 2 Man Bass Boat? [Re: JacksonBean]
Spring Lizard Waterdog Offline
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Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 726
Loc: Savannah Texas
Go to Bobcatboats.com and look at them. They are number 1 in Louisiana. We grew up spring fishing Toledo Bend in them.

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