texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
CrappieTuna, 93longhorn, RCain001, AquaFinatic, Serang
109290 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,125
hopalong 78,912
Pilothawk 77,550
John175® 69,861
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,691
Tritonman 58,400
Mark Perry 54,832
LoneStarSon® 54,819
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics777,381
Posts13,003,514
Members109,290
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? #12385568
08/14/17 05:13 PM
08/14/17 05:13 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 193
Grapevine
T
Too Fat 2 Fish Online content OP
Outdoorsman
Too Fat 2 Fish  Online Content OP
Outdoorsman
T

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 193
Grapevine
And where do you keep all your stuff? Bought a 20' fish/ski this year but seems to be more like ski/fish as far as layout and storage.

If you have a rig you fish seriously out of - please share your tips and even pics if you have 'em. Thanks. Carter

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385586
08/14/17 05:32 PM
08/14/17 05:32 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 193
Grapevine
T
Too Fat 2 Fish Online content OP
Outdoorsman
Too Fat 2 Fish  Online Content OP
Outdoorsman
T

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 193
Grapevine
Should have mentioned, mine does have an outboard & TM. Seen some sold as f/s with neither of those. Here's my rig

https://goo.gl/photos/2PXxct1D7W8eM6F6A

Last edited by Too Fat 2 Fish; 08/14/17 07:00 PM.
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385679
08/14/17 06:45 PM
08/14/17 06:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 963
NC (Formerly TX)
M
MagFluker Online content
Pro Angler
MagFluker  Online Content
Pro Angler
M

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 963
NC (Formerly TX)
Caught a DD out of my Tahoe :), kept baits in a Cabela's Tackle bag, I also had bow storage. Kept rods wherever they were out of the way and fit.


Faith. Family. Fishing.
PB - 11 lbs 1 oz

Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385696
08/14/17 06:58 PM
08/14/17 06:58 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 748
Kingwood, TX
K
Kisndismis Online happy
Pro Angler
Kisndismis  Online Happy
Pro Angler
K

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 748
Kingwood, TX
Fished out of a friends Reatta, very nice and good ride, plenty of room


Watch it happen, make it happen, or say what the hell happened. Capt. Phil Harris F/V Cornelia Marie RIP
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385726
08/14/17 07:15 PM
08/14/17 07:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,702
Arlington
F
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Offline
Extreme Angler
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king  Offline
Extreme Angler
F

Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,702
Arlington
Fish/ski mostly ski...

Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385763
08/14/17 07:53 PM
08/14/17 07:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 328
Mt Pleasant TX
River to sea Offline
Angler
River to sea  Offline
Angler

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 328
Mt Pleasant TX
I fished out of a 190 skeeter for 10 years , worked great , just need a tackle bag , and move rods in and out every trip . Miss that windshield when its cold or raining .

Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385784
08/14/17 08:12 PM
08/14/17 08:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 670
Between Azle & Lake Worth
FlaNative Offline
Pro Angler
FlaNative  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 670
Between Azle & Lake Worth
Once I realized I didn't need to take my entire tackle collection with me, space became much less of an issue. I mostly keep everything I need in a BPS backpack whether I'm fishing out of my boat or sitting in the back of someone else's. The excess stays at home, and I'm slowly throwing away stuff that I realize I'm not using. I also cut my rod/reel combo collection down from about 25 to 12, so I don't need more than one rod locker. At one time I really wanted a fish/ski, then decided it wouldn't have enough storage to be a good fishing boat, but now I think I would be okay with it... but I'm keeping my bass boat for now!


Steve Raulerson
Ranger RT188
Florida Native by Birth, Texan by Choice
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385791
08/14/17 08:23 PM
08/14/17 08:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 295
Rockwall, TX
G
GetTheNet69 Online content
Angler
GetTheNet69  Online Content
Angler
G

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 295
Rockwall, TX
I had that boat (ProCraft model) for 13 years. Won my fair share of tournaments in it while we lived in OK and my wife was going to OU. Yes it is tight on storage, my solution was to remove the left and right back seats and put my soft sided tackle boxes in their place when fishing. Tackle boxes were heavy enough that they never blew out.


Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12385818
08/14/17 08:45 PM
08/14/17 08:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 258
Flower Mound, TX
T
tin man 55 Offline
Angler
tin man 55  Offline
Angler
T

Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 258
Flower Mound, TX
I fished out of a skeeter SL 210 for 10 years or so. several problems that the others have mentioned: not enough storage for tackle, and no place to put rods. The other issue I had was that the seating is farther forward than in a bass boat, which made the ride in rough water more bouncy. traded it in for a ranger aluminum RT188; can't go 60+ mph anymore but I have plenty of storage space now.

it can be done, but definitely not as good for fishing as a real bass boat.


2014 Ranger RT-188
115 Mercury Pro-XS
Lowrance Gen-3 units
Ultrex
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12386007
08/15/17 12:02 AM
08/15/17 12:02 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 289
San Antonio, Texas
Wes H Offline
Angler
Wes H  Offline
Angler

Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 289
San Antonio, Texas
I fish out of a nitro z7 sport, it has a very similar layout to yours. I keep my plastics in a soft sided bag under the driver's console and then a larger tackle bags on my back seat. I was in the same mindset as you until I removed the front windshield. Now my rods can lay on the front deck and I can make full sidearm casts both ways down the back. Removing the windshield was a simple 4 screws, couldn't have been easier.


fish
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12386173
08/15/17 01:50 AM
08/15/17 01:50 AM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 772
Josephine, TX
TexasPescado Offline
Pro Angler
TexasPescado  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 772
Josephine, TX
They are terrible to fish out of. The windshield is like a big sail, so fishing in the wind and holding yourself on a spot is almost impossible. Not to mention the fact it's always in the way. The ride sucks in rough water. There isn't anywhere to store anything. The front deck is tiny...the list goes on. I'd say unless you are skiing out of it 90% of the time and fishing the other 10% you'll never be happy with it.

Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12386551
08/15/17 12:42 PM
08/15/17 12:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,708
NRH, TX
buda13 Offline
TFF Guru
buda13  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,708
NRH, TX
Loved the fish n ski my brother used to have. We'd both bring our tackle bags or put all tackle boxes in one of those yellow boat bags from BPS. There was plenty of room for the tackle bags behind the front seats and they were always out of the way. Rods just went beside the passenger seat, when going from driving the boat to trolling motor you grab a few rods to take to the front with you. Never had an issue with a rough ride, in fact I think it took the rough water better than many 21' bass boats I've been in. The fish n ski is worth its weight in gold in the rain and in the winter months. Never had an issue fishing in the wind and holding on a spot, that really just comes down to putting the right thrust trolling motor on the boat and knowing how to properly set up on a spot. The only negative I can think of was having to take the rods out of the boat after each trip due to no rod storage.





Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12386600
08/15/17 01:25 PM
08/15/17 01:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 6,624
Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
TBassYates Offline
TFF Celebrity
TBassYates  Offline
TFF Celebrity

Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 6,624
Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
I fished some tournaments out of a Ranger Reatta fish and ski last year and didn't have any problems. Really liked how much room there was with two tackle bags, ice chest and everything else we took and put in the floor and rods next to seats like buda 13 said. If I am not mistaken we also stored some rod and reels in the bottom center area of the floor compartment. It was a pretty nice boat to fish out of and was a fun boat to cruise around in and pull kids and grandkids on a large tube during family outings.


[Linked Image]
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12386615
08/15/17 01:37 PM
08/15/17 01:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 528
Keller, Texas
T
TxDanFishMan Online content
Pro Angler
TxDanFishMan  Online Content
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 528
Keller, Texas
My buddy has a Ranger Reatta and fishes great! No problems and plenty of room.
Also I had a Skeeter fish/ski for about 10 years and we removed the front passenger seat so we had plenty of room. Like others have said was very good on cold days to get out of the wind while driving down the lake or just taking a break. Main issue for most people is the lack of a big front deck, if that's important to you then you probably won't be happy and of course two can't fish up front. I have a regular dual console bass boat now but if the right deal came along for a Reatta or Skeeter fish/ski I would definitely consider getting one.



Slide right, coming in .... Fish On!
Re: Who actually fishes out of a fish/ski? [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #12388443
08/16/17 06:55 PM
08/16/17 06:55 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,941
Waco
P
Phoenix 920 Pro xp Offline
TFF Celebrity
Phoenix 920 Pro xp  Offline
TFF Celebrity
P

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,941
Waco
I hate fish/ski boats

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2