Bass Fishing Boats
Good bass fishing boats can set a fisherman back more than $50,000. It is essential then that the shopper look over a fishing boat carefully before deciding which one to buy. It is common knowledge that the fly and the bait can make all the difference when you go bass fishing, but using the right boat can be equally important. Choosing the right boat is as much personal preference as it is knowing where and when you are planning to use the boat. And of course the amount of money you are able to spend will make a difference as well.
- Tracker is the leading seller of Bass fishing boats in the U.S., and it's no wonder with products like the 2011 Pro Team 190. Aluminum Boats aren't used in fishing tournaments, but Tracker makes high-quality aluminum boats for the masses. At 18’ 9”, the Pro Team 190 can hold more passengers and more gear than many bass boats. It has a Pro fish finder, and a fuel-saving motor. The sixteen gallon livewell bait bucket is aerated, timed and re-circulated with pump-out. It has an all-welded aluminum hull with a full-length longitudinal stringer. Towing and launching is easy with its matching trailer with heavy-duty load guides. It features three-across seating with storage, and a fold-down center seat back with drink holders and two fishing seats with secure screw-in seat base.
- Triton is a well-known name at Bass fishing tournaments. Their hottest-performing Bass fishing boat is the 21 HP. This 21 footer is built for speed as well as first-class fishing. Serious anglers with a bit of a wild streak will love this boat. It has a formidable tournament rig with monster casting decks, and a roomy console. Just because they paid attention to comfort and speed, doesn't mean Triton forgot about fishing. The Livewell Overflow System along with two 800 gallons per hour aerator pumps and two 800 gallons per hour re-circulation pumps and a host of other features make this a first-class fishing boat.
- It's all about speed with the Skeeter FX 20. The motor delivers a ferocious top-end speed surpassing the mid 70's. This is the new hot Bass fishing boat of the Skeeter FX series endorsed by pro-fisherman Kelly Jordon. It is made for tournament fishing where aggressive strength and performance means getting to the fishing spot faster. More time to fish means winning at tournaments. Skeeter reinforces its tournament boat brand name by hosting an annual Owner's Tournament with $150,000 in prizes. Just another incentive to buy a Skeeter Bass fishing boat.
- The Stratos 210 Elite Bass Fishing Boat starts at $53,000. Of course that is just the stripped down version. If you want the luxury features, you'll have to go higher. Like most bass boats, the emphasis here is on speed and conspicuous consumption. The three hundred HP outboard motor delivers a speed that will peel your lips back. SeaStar Pro steering will help you keep this monster under control. For those who actually want to fish the 788C locator with GPS, and V-wing 100% troller are available. The cavernous dry storage composite hull, 40-gallon divided livewell with instrumentation are all standard amenities on this luxury liner.
- The Ranger Z521 was named one of the best Bass fishing boats of 2010 by Boating Magazine because of its perfect combination of speed and smoothness. Although the reached a speed of over 70 mph, the boat was tested at about 60 mph to see how it steered, how it went over wakes and how well it stayed on course. They reported that there was nothing scary about running at "ear flapping" speed. Its ability to deliver the horse power along with the stability won it the honor, but the magazine staff was also impressed with its fishing equipment. They liked the big-screen GPS and sonar. The special slots on deck to protect rod tips were also impressive. And they noticed the luxury details like the extra shelf in the cooler to hold sandwiches out of the ice.