Fishing from a Pontoon Boat

Fishing from a Pontoon Boat

Fishing is to man the same way Baseball is to America. It’s a favored pastime that people have been enjoying for generations. In fact, it’s even better than Baseball since you can eat the fish you catch. We wouldn’t really recommend trying to eat a baseball after catching one. Might taste a little bit rough. Fish, on the other hand, are delicious and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Cook them, fry them, deep fry them, enjoy them as sushi, or don’t eat them at all. Take the big catch and have it hung up on the wall. It is your choice of what you do when you catch the big fish, just like you have a choice of how you want to catch it. You could do it from the dock, from a fishing boat, or maybe the best option yet, from a pontoon boat.

Pontoon boats offer a variety of benefits that can help make your fishing trip that much more enjoyable. They are designed for comfort, along with versatility. They can be the perfect family boat and the perfect fishing boat without having to change anything on the boat itself. What is it about pontoon boats that make them such great fishing boats? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why below.

  1. Spacious: Pontoon boats tend to be pretty spacious. Even the smaller models have room for people to move around. You don’t want to be smacking each other with your fishing pole when you are trying to cast. You also don’t want your friend tripping over things when they are getting the net to help with your catch.
  2. Comfortable:  Fishing can sometimes be a day long thing, and you don’t want to spend the entire day sitting on hard plastic chairs or having no room to stretch out. With a pontoon boat, you have plenty of seating options that come with padding and space to stretch a bit. This is great for fishing, and for when you get back to shore and get off the boat. You won’t feel stiff or uncomfortable from sitting awkwardly all day long.
  3. Shade: Pontoon boats typically have optional shade attachments that you can keep down to have a more open feel, or put up to get out of the sun for a little while. You can cast out a reel, get in the shade, and wait for that bit. It also gives anyone with you that is not fishing a comfortable place to relax while you are on the bow of the ship, catching fish.
  4. Stability: The design on a pontoon boat makes it incredibly more stable than your typical one hull boat. You can move around the boat without worrying about balance, or have to balance as you reel in the big catch of the day. The stability also adds to the comfort aspect of the pontoon boat.
  5. Sits Higher on the Water: Pontoon boats tend to sit up higher in the water than other boats due to their design. They give them access to more areas than other boats. They can float in shallow water, or go over shallow areas to get to different fishing spots.

All in all, they make for great fishing boats that can be used for a multitude of reasons, from fishing to relaxing to simply cruising the waterways. For the most variety in fishing areas and types of fish to catch, look at a Fiesta Marine Pontoon Boat, designed to be equally capable in both freshwater and saltwater environments. For more information or to get started on your own Fiesta Boat, contact us today at (727) 856-6900.

 

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Island Party Pontoons

island party pontoon

When you think about pontoons boats, you typically think about some sort of fun activity you can do out on the water. You can cruise the waterways, drop a line and go fishing, turn on some music and lounge around, the possibilities are endless for it. What about the fun you can have on land with a pontoon boat? Pontoon boats have a lot of uses, and one that might get overlooked is carrying people and cargo across lakes and canals to island parties.

Pontoon boats sit higher up in the water than most boats do, meaning that they can float in shallow waters many boats would get stuck in. A pontoon boat can get closer to the shoreline, carry quite a few people, and has room for items such as coolers, collapsible furniture, even a grill. There are even grills that attach directly to the boat! Some also come with coolers built in, so you can bring a few extra drinks along for the ride. In fact, some people love to use their pontoons to go to the shallow areas in a canal, river, lake, etc. They can dismount from the pontoon boat and be in water that barely comes up to their waist. They turn their pontoon boat into a headquarters for their own little water park. The two pontoon design of the boat makes them very stable as well, which helps prevent anything and anyone on board from bouncing around.

Since they are capable of traversing shallow waters, they also have few limits on where they can go or what kind of body of water they can operate in. They can be carried on a trailer, so they are not limited to one body of water. Anywhere you can find a boat ramp, you can enjoy your pontoon boat there. Fiesta pontoon boats are also designed with resistant, easy to clean material so after the party it’s a simple procedure to wash everything down. A lot easier than having to clean your house after the last guest leaves, or trying to clean out a fishing boat. Just toss out any trash, spray everything down, and you’re pontoon boat is ready to be put up for the night.

Of course, you don’t have to use the boat for an island party, you can just use it for a party. The design we spoke of earlier, that makes the boat generally more stable than most types of boats, makes it perfect for getting a few friends, heading out to the middle of a lake, and turning one some music. Just remember not to party too hard and not to get behind the captain’s wheel while under the influence.

All you need for an island party or a boat party is some friends, some drinks, some easy to make food, and a Fiesta pontoon boat to host it on. Fiesta pontoon boats are unique because they are designed to work in boat freshwater and saltwater areas, giving you truly limitless options on where you want to have your party at. Their hulls and the boat itself are designed to withstand the corrosion that saltwater has on normal boats. As long as you keep your boat rinsed off regularly, you can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

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