Pontoons vs. Raft: Opinions please

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Tom Savelle, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Jason Baker

    Jason Baker Member

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    Why would you buy a raft and not fish from it? That's half the purpose...
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Jason, there are guys who buy a driftboat and not fish from it. That's my point. Guys will buy boats simply to transport them (that's forgiving like an inflatable) and not use the fishing options that are installed on the frame they've bought. And yes, I've seen it MANY a times (and have fished with several guys who had them and I was the first one to fish on the move in them).
     
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    Now if you were soloing and wanted to fish while floating you'd be way ahead with a pontoon boat. I've had all three. With the raft or drift boat boat if you let go of an oar to fish you'll start spinning down the river. Pretty tough for drag free fishing! With the pontoon boat I can float and fish at the same time, one hand on an oar the other on the rod, stick the rod in my teeth is things get too exciting. If the fish is large enough that can get exciting too. Not recommended for denture wearers.
     

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