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Ideal boat for fishing the sound?

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lastone

Joined: 09/23/2008
Posts: 14
 posted 01/24/2009 08:41 AM  

looking for a traileable boat up to 25 feet to fish the long island sound area. requirments porter potty, could be a center console or walkaround type.Is a deep v recommended or a modifed v o.k?
 
bigfished


Joined: 07/10/2006
Posts: 888
Location: East Northport
 posted 01/24/2009 08:50 AM  

Perfect boat for L.I.S ? HMMMMMM..... That's easy, 25' Steigercraft or Parker pilot house !!!!! Single Yamaha or Suzuki 4s, porta potti, and protection from the elements. What more could ya' want. Oh yeah, IMO they are some of the best looking boats on the water!!!

Do not own one yet but they are on the short list when I trade up. I would go with the deep V.


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SORTIE


Joined: 06/14/2004
Posts: 17224
Location: U.S. waters
 posted 01/24/2009 10:45 AM  

PM Mattyfives to see if his Eastern is still for sale

that boat was SCHWEET


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bonsiguy


Joined: 08/18/2004
Posts: 1650
Location: rye brook,ny
 posted 01/24/2009 11:31 AM  

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Joined: 02/16/2001
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 posted 01/24/2009 11:50 AM  

Almost anything

...in the 20 to 25 ft range. Just suit your own preferences. I guess a pilot house or cuddy makes sense when you consider that one attraction the Sound offers is fall tog fishing and it helps alot in late fall to have that protection from the elemnts. I opted for a center console because I like to fly fish. I also think that the modified V is the way to go in the sound. They are a more comfortable fishing platform and in the sound you are not often going for a long ride through big waves.
 
steveben

Joined: 07/02/2007
Posts: 107
Location: fairfield ct
 posted 01/24/2009 12:04 PM  

lis boat

having fished the sound the last 8 yrs the east /west chop is pound your brain in in the wrong boat. I would go with a glaisier bay or world cat twin hull boast cant be beat when it cpome to ride. go take one out for a sea trial in the worst possible weather and you will be amazed like i was. they are second to none for ride.
 
stevepanther


Joined: 11/16/2008
Posts: 288
 posted 01/24/2009 08:31 PM  

i fished in a 26 ft shamrock cuddy for 7 years before moving up last year and that boat was one of the best boats i could imagine on the sound. the eastern is also an excellent choice. but it depends on how you plan on fishing. if u can pick your days i would look into a center console for the speed. but if you are like me and you can only go out when you have off the eastern or a similar cuddy is the way to go.
 
HUNGEY

Joined: 09/02/2006
Posts: 66
Location: western sound
 posted 01/24/2009 08:40 PM  

THE BEST BOAT FOR THE SOUND I THINK WOULD BE A 23 FT PROLINE, MY FRIEND HAS ONE WITH A 200 SUZUKI ON IT , IT FLYS AND IT GIVES YOU COVER FOR THE COLD DAYS IN NOV. ME I HAVE A 28 FT BAHA THAT IS A FISHING MACHINE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO TRAILER IT GO WITH THE 23 FT RANGE GOOD LUCK THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD DEALS OUT THERE SO LOOK
 
Tom101284

Joined: 07/22/2003
Posts: 501
 posted 01/25/2009 11:17 AM  

i like the center console i have a 21 mako i like it because it is easier to throw the net on bunker up in the bow but to each his own
 
Q U SOLDIER


Joined: 12/16/2001
Posts: 1319
Location: north fork
 posted 01/25/2009 05:00 PM  

nobody likes grady whites?


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steveben

Joined: 07/02/2007
Posts: 107
Location: fairfield ct
 posted 01/25/2009 07:59 PM  

sound boat

although i feel the a twin hull boat is ideal for sound fishing because of the s---y chop we get i do own and fish a 32 whaler
my wife nixed the idea of a GB because of its crumy lay out but the new world cat is amazing, that even she would have signed off on
 
bigfished


Joined: 07/10/2006
Posts: 888
Location: East Northport
 posted 01/25/2009 08:31 PM  

IMHO might be the best 23' LIS fishing platform made!!!

Pacific 23



We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm...Winston Churchill
BK. N. narco...All sales final!!
 
CAPT RICHI

Joined: 11/10/2000
Posts: 1722
 posted 01/26/2009 07:36 AM  

Q U SOLDIER wrote:

nobody likes grady whites?


This is true..I HAD two........downdown



 
bandit17


Joined: 05/18/2004
Posts: 7
 posted 01/26/2009 09:32 AM  

The what Boat Debate ?

Ive been fishing the longisland sound for 30 plus tears now.. i have the full gammat of boats.20 mako center console, 22 grady white dual console, currently own a 23 sea ox walk around. what boat you buy depends on your needs are, what species you fish, will there be kids or women on the boat. If its just going to be you and a buddy or 2 go with the center console, they drift better, easier to dock and fish from. usually faster. but if you've got the family you'll probably try want something with a cabin or a nice enclosure. I've also been partial to a modified v more stabile on the hook when black fishing in the fall. anyone will tell you if its blowig out of the north(fall) i don't care if you've a 40" your not going out. i'm not sure what you're going to buy but i will be selling my boat in the spring. Here is some pics. no rush tho i will be putting it in the water in spring. Marina already paid. here are some pics awesome boat new crate motor and drive..sound fishing Machine..


 
lastone

Joined: 09/23/2008
Posts: 14
 posted 01/28/2009 09:37 AM  

thanks for all the responses.
 
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