Finding the right fishing boat for a particular type of excursion can be tricky. There are a variety of factors that will influence what the best type of boat is for your style of fishing. At Bridgeview Marine, we frequently help our clients to select the best freshwater fishing boats for BC adventures and we supply a range of quality aluminum-hull fishing boats at each of our locations across British Columbia.
Selecting the Best Fishing Boat
Before buying a freshwater fishing boat in BC, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself to ensure that the boat you buy is optimized for your style of fishing. Since the boat will be used in freshwater, most materials will suffice. Make sure that the boat hull and motor are cleaned regularly, especially if it is taken from fresh to brackish water. Questions to keep in mind when picking a freshwater boat for BC fishing include:
Where Will You be Fishing?
The most important factor when selecting a fishing boat is where in BC you intend to take it. There are many types of freshwater fishing. A boat that is being used in shallow rivers, creeks, ponds, or lakes will need a different hull than a freshwater boat that is venturing into deeper or rougher waters. The depth and shape of the hull, the size of the motor, and the length, width, and weight capacity of the boat will all change based on the location where you intend on fishing.
How Many People Will be in the Boat?
If a freshwater fishing party is going to consist of more than one or two people, the boat will need to have the capacity for the extra weight. Whether it is a basic aluminum Jon Boat or a feature-filled Bass Boat or Walkaround, more passengers and cargo will require a larger, more stable boat.
New or Used Freshwater Fishing Boats?
One of the big questions to ask yourself is whether you want a new or a used fishing boat. New fishing boats will have a variety of modern features and it is more likely that you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. Used freshwater boats are usually more affordable.
What Features Do You Want?
Freshwater fishing boats can come with a variety of additional features to make the fishing experience much more enjoyable and convenient. Some such features include:
- Centre consoles
- Fuel capacity
- Rod holders
- Bulk storage
- Fish boxes
- Canopy/sun protection
To obtain more information on the best freshwater fishing boats for BC, or if you are interested in any of our marine services, please contact Bridgeview Marine at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.