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bay boat #13723586 10/08/20 12:53 AM
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please recommend a bay boat for use in galveston bays and jetties.....feel free to add any advice for use in those waters




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Re: bay boat [Re: hornedfrog] #13723777 10/08/20 03:17 AM
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Look at Blazer Bay.

Re: bay boat [Re: hornedfrog] #13723813 10/08/20 03:57 AM
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Re: bay boat [Re: hornedfrog] #13723886 10/08/20 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by hornedfrog
please recommend a bay boat for use in galveston bays and jetties.....feel free to add any advice for use in those waters


This is a 15 Boston Whaler Dauntless for $5000 - I made a lengthy post about these, the sister 13's, 21, 23, & 27 in the Boats/Motors section. They have more freeboard than your standard bay boat so you can go out to blue water. Strong enough to re-engine (many times).

Boston Whaler 15 - $5000

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A lot depends on how you like to fish. Everything's a compromise. As a general rule, a softer ride means more draft. Higher freeboard means it catches more wind. Bigger boats mean bigger tow vehicles. And so on and so forth...... So, a drift fisherman might prefer a different boat than a wade fisherman. How do you spend the majority of your fishing time?

Re: bay boat [Re: hornedfrog] #13724245 10/08/20 04:42 PM
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Way too many to list without answering the previous post on how YOU fish.


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Thanks guys for the input....currently live in ft worth area-retiring to the coastal region near Katy. Currently Spend my fishing time on hybrids/stripers and big blue cats. I enjoy drift fishing and using bait. I don't mind throwing plastics/ lures....Id like to target reds/trout Im interested in an 18-20 foot boat in which you can fish 2-3 people....and handle slight chop. Mostly open water / jetties/ channels / most likely not up shallows/creeks or wading/ .........Truck i use is F 150. Lived in Florida previously and fished for reds/trout near oyster beds/ structure/ using 16 foot jon boat with bass seats / turf flooring near cedar key. Need something simple and dependable.




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All of those are built for Galveston bay.


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Re: bay boat [Re: hornedfrog] #13725153 10/09/20 02:00 PM
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excellent boats Pat...thanks for your expertise and advice.




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My dream boat...

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Gulf coast.

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Lots of good ones though. Friend bought a used g cost from port A guide who was getting a new g coast. Very versatile boat

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