Fishing Boat Reviews

Our fishing boat reviews cover all types of boats ranging from big center console fishing boats to aluminum fishing boats, plus reports on outboard engines.

February 18, 2020
People, the Caymas 26 HB is now a reality and the world of center console bay boats has just changed. Radically, no BS. Earl Bentz, the guy behind such successes as Hydra-Sports, Stratos, and Triton…
February 6, 2020
For many people, 20 feet of LOA is a minimum cut-off point for a center console fishing boat. Smaller vessels just don’t have much room, they can beat you up, and they certainly don’t have any…
January 25, 2020
You want a brand-new center console fishing boat, it has to be big enough to take the entire family out casting, you want a turn-key rig right out of the box, and it has to cost under $30K including…
January 3, 2020
As a fish-head I tend to like simple, no-frills, Spartan center console boats that are focused on fishing, fishing, and more fishing. But every now and again you run across a feature on a boat that…
December 23, 2019
Crownline has built... a fishing boat?! When a builder traditionally focused on bowriders and cruisers decides to build center console boats, it can deliver mixed results. They may miss fishing…
December 20, 2019
Cheap fishing boats aren't as uncommon as one might think and the average American angler can probably afford one of the cool new bay boats under $50,000 we checked out a while back, or maybe one of…
December 8, 2019
Like most of you who own a boat I love my fishing maching but I always want it to be a better boat, so when it was showing its age last year, I decided to haul it over to Pasadena Boatworks for some…
December 2, 2019
You think that if you’ve seen one dual console fishing boat, you’ve seen ‘em all? Then we dare you to take a look at the new Albemarle 31 DC. If you can check this boat out and continue to maintain…
November 23, 2019
The fact that Viking Yachts has started a line of outboard-powered boats called Valhalla has grabbed most of the headlines about this builder lately (and you can catch our video of the quad-engine 41…
November 5, 2019
You need a new fishboat, and wonder if you should go for aluminum, or fiberglass? Let the debate rage! Sure, there are plusses and minuses for each. Aluminum boats are lighter, so they’re easier to…
October 25, 2019
You want to boil the water with a top-end speed pushing 50 mph, slice through the chop with a 22.5-degree deep-V hull, and arrive at the fishing grounds with a center console fishing boat armed with…
October 5, 2019
Light tackle anglers, rejoice – you can still get a cool new bay boat 100-percent rigged and ready for under $50,000. No, these won’t be the biggest nor the fanciest boats in the world. Yes, the…
September 27, 2019
There’s a certain break-over point in the 23- to 24-foot range where a center console can be reasonably fished not just on calm days, but also when it’s a bit snotty on the Bay. At that same point…
September 19, 2019
We all want a boat that fishes well, we all want a boat that makes the entire family happy, and we all want a boat that’s well-built. And when it comes to the Edgewater 320 CC we can’t begin a…
August 24, 2019
The Carolina Skiff 198 is a boat that eschews those bells and whistles that drive up cost, and instead offers up a simple, straightforward, economical, safe platform that’s equally at home both…
July 26, 2019
Dual console fishing boats continue to grow in popularity, and the Sailfish 245DC is a great example of why. Is it as ideal as a center console for fishing, fishing, and nothing but fishing? Nah. But…
July 16, 2019
You want to enter the bluewater zone without ever leaving the comfort zone? You want a center console big enough to handle any reasonable sea, without being so large that it requires triple engines…
July 10, 2019
We all know there’s no such thing as the perfect boat – what’s ideal for me is not necessarily what’s ideal for you – but if I were to prototype my ideal bay boat for light-tackle jigging it would…