Inflatable fishing pontoon boats have enjoyed great success since they became popular back in the 90s. There are many excellent models to choose from for your still water fishing expeditions.
They needn’t cost the earth, either! Even buying new you can get an excellent 8-foot fishing pontoon with many accessories and a comfortable seat for only a few hundred dollars.
So why are these agile watercraft so popular?
- Due largely to the rocker-shape of these pontoon fishing boats they are extremely agile. Apart from catarafts, these fishing pontoons have less of the tube in the water per foot of tube, which means less resistance.
- Because of this reduced resistance it becomes possible to turn in a tight circle, allowing fisherman to quickly position themselves in the right spot for the fishing action in the water! This maneuverability also makes it easy to navigate the river runs you’ll be making to your favorite fishing spots.
- Sitting high in your comfortable seat also gives you an excellent view of your surroundings and where you’re heading.
Where can you go in your pontoon fishing boat?
These pontoon boats are suited to still water navigation. That is inland lakes and slow-moving rivers. You will definitely want to avoid whitewater situations! Even the larger, more stable 12 foot pontoons are not designed for fast-water rafting. For that you will need to look at catarafts or similar.
Transporting these craft to your favorite fishing spot is easy. Most can be loaded easily, comfortably sitting on roof racks or in a pickup or SUV. An inflatable folding cat is even more compact and can be transported in a smaller vehicle and simply and quickly inflated at your destination.
If you’re looking for some quiet, sit-down fishing on your own or with a friend – and you don’t want to break the bank – the agile inflatable fishing pontoon boats are an option well worth considering.