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small Jon boat or plastic bass boat #12519537
11/29/17 02:23 AM
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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

Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000] #12519895
11/29/17 01:30 PM
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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

Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000] #12520373
11/29/17 07:20 PM
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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.

Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000] #12525540
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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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Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000] #12526430
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Any threads on here for tricking out jon boats?

Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: basshunter2000] #12528000
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Re: small Jon boat or plastic bass boat [Re: broncos1] #12528184
12/06/17 12:47 AM
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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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