If you’re new to fishing and want to take the next step and get your own boat, all of the choices can seem overwhelming at first. Even if you’re only planning to fish on a small lake or stream, there are several options to choose from.
Which type of boat you ultimately choose will depend on a host of factors, including where you plan on going, how long you plan on going out each time and your budget.
Before making a decision though, it’s best to sample different boats if possible. You can try and find a place that rents boats, or you can ask a friend if you can join them or borrow their boat for a short period of time.