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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > January 2019 > Pontoon Fishing Tips and Pontoon Fishability: What You Should Know
Perhaps as you’ve looked through boating and fishing catalogs and sport shows you’ve noticed how popular pontoon boats are and thought about them as possible fishing vessels. More people are fishing out of this craft than ever, so if you’re considering this, here are some pontoon fishing tips and thoughts about pontoon-boat fishability.
Let’s specify that the pontoon fishing tips here refer to powered pontoon boats as opposed to unpowered float boats with pontoons used by a single person for small-water fishing. Modern pontoon boats (which need to be registered like any other powerboat) can run fast and far, and their general stability and roominess makes them good for a group, a family, teaching children to fish from a stable platform, bringing the dog along, or, in some cases, having a barbecue onboard while catching fish.
If you’re in the market for a fishing pontoon, think about these pontoon fishing tips and thoughts about fishability:
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Ken Schultz was a longtime staff writer for Field & Stream magazine and is the former Fishing Editor of ESPNoutdoors.com. He’s written and photographed nineteen books on sportfishing topics, plus an annual fishing tips calendar, and his writing has appeared on various websites for more than two decades. His author website is kenschultz.com
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