If you consider yourself a serious fisherman, as I do, you are probably aware of the fact that a boat can open up “whole new worlds” of opportunities as far as fishing is concerned, but you probably also realize that the monetary cost of a boat can be more than many fishermen are willing or able to pay. I had this very problem a little more than 10 years ago when I discovered a solution to my boat issue; small fishing boats that are inflatable.
Now, I realize that when you read the term inflatable you might very well dismiss anything that I’ve got to say, but you shouldn’t. Small fishing boats that are inflatable have come a long way in recent years and are actually very high quality, versatile, and useful pieces of fishing equipment. The type of boats that I am referring to are perfect for holding 1-3 anglers and are useful in virtually any type of fishing situation except of course for large open water lakes. Below I will list a few of the most popular and effective inflatable boat choices available to anglers.
- Frameless Pontoon Boats – What is a frameless pontoon boat you ask? Well, it’s a unique small fishing boat that holds 1 angler. Sturdy and stable enough to stand in for casting and stretching your legs, yet comfortable enough to endure an entire day of fishing, this unique single person boat is one of the most innovative and versatile small fishing boats on the market. These boats are very affordable as well, with a price tag that is well under $1000 in most cases.
- Fishing Kayaks – Kayak fishing has become very popular, but what many anglers don’t realize is that inflatable fishing kayaks are also available and make sense for a lot of anglers. Like all inflatables, they are very lightweight and easy to transport from fishing spot to fishing spot and in are available with all sorts of accessories such as rod holders, boat stabilizers, and even motor mounts for anglers who want to attach a small trolling motor to their kayak. When it comes to small fishing boats, inflatable kayaks are an excellent choice for many fishermen.
- Inflatable Pontoon Boats – Inflatable pontoon boats make excellent small fishing boats for up to 4 anglers and are great for fishing on all kinds of water. Sea Eagle, Outcast, and Creek Company all make quality inflatable Pontoon boats of all sizes that are perfect for almost any type of fishing adventure. Whether you are fishing for bass on your favorite lake or fishing for smallmouth bass or rainbow trout in a medium sized river and inflatable pontoon boat is the perfect choice for many fishermen and women.
The bottom line is that if you consider yourself a serious fisherman and don’t have an extra ten plus thousand dollars in your budget, small fishing boats that are inflatable are definitely worth looking into. And any of the aforementioned inflatable fishing boat choices would be a welcomed addition to anyone’s fishing arsenal.