Average Length: 16 to 25 ft.
Propulsion Type: Outboard engine, jet engine
Hull Type: Varied
Bass Boats are a Pro's Choice
Bass boats are built for getting to bass quickly. They usually have raised casting platforms in the bow, and quite often in the stern as well. Bass boats have low, sleek profiles and are built to fish with two or three anglers on board. They generally have larger outboard motors and more storage space than all-purpose fishing boats. Tournament-style boats are generally fiberglass and over 18 feet long with 150 to 250 horsepower. For casual angling and buddy tournaments, aluminum bass fishing boats from 16 to 18 feet with 25 to 150 horsepower are more common. Livewells to keep the catch alive are mandatory, as are depth and fish finders and an electric trolling motor on the bow.