Share your thoughts on one man pontoons, please

Tracy Bridges

I am seriously thinking of acquiring a one man fishing pontoon boat/float. I would like to have one that I could attach a small trolling motor to and that is able to carry me and my gear. I weigh right at 300 lbs and am 6'3'' if that helps anybody. 

I would like any Ideas, opinions, suggestions. 

The lake I fish on has a very low water level so this setup would be great. I dont want the hassle of owning, maintaining, launching, etc. a full size boat.

Something like one of these pontoons seems like it would be perfect to use to sit over my favorite spot to hit for crappie (it is just out of casting reach from the bank if there is any breeze at all and I have thrown off a lot of minnows trying to muscle the cast out that far.)

Thanks for looking

Posted by Tracy Bridges created over 7 years ago - last updated over 7 years ago
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Steve Drago

i have researched the one man boat for myself.  if i had the funds i would purchase a HOBIE Mirage Pro Angler.  check out this video. 

 http://www.hobiecat.com/media/video/video_hank-parker_pro_angler_large.html

Posted by Steve Drago Expert Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

My buddy in jersey has one, and he brought down to NC once. He loves the thing, and I have to say it held up well in a snag infested creek down here.

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Dennis Huskins

Mine is great. Has a good offset motor mount, Wire basket for the battery is a must. You must balance the seat. If you pump it up. it will get saggy in cool water. Worst par overall is the wind effect. You are constantly correcting for the side winds, due to no keel effect. The inner ballon floats get a sickly slimy water around them in the inner compartment.  a 34 pound push electric trolling motor is more then enough. Hope this helps,  Dennis

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 7 years ago - Report Abuse

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