Need a little advice on boat selection.
I've moved away from the smaller lakes I normally hang out on to McKinney. Lots more water around me, but it's lots bigger.
I'm looking for a duck hunting, lake fishhing (bass and striper) and a summer family fun boat with some mild waterski/tubing/wakeboard capability and it would really be nice if it fit in my garage.
I know, I'm not asking for much.
I'm thinking of a camo Lowe FM165 deep V and a 90 hp outboard. I figure we can sit down inside the hull and use camo netting to disguise it as a island in relatively shallow water. It would be a much nicer and dryer commute to the secret spot on the really good duck days. I don't consider it a tragedy to not be able tuck up against the shore since most of the birds are flying 50 yards from shore by the third weekend.
I'm going from a 14' Jon with a 6hp mud motor, so a big change for me. I've been seriously thinking about a mod-v, but I'm thinking the 4" less draft isn't worth the big water performance trade off unless I go to a straight mud boat with a short tail. However, a mid boat route really compromises some of the summer uses.
I have too many back problems to run a big long tail so doing long tail during duck season and outboard the rest of the year is out. Getting old is not fun.
Edited by Windrider (05/26/15 12:21 PM)
Thought for the day: Ducks were almost hunted to extinction long before camo was invented.