I was going to pick up a new float tube this year. Does any one have any suggestions on which brands they prefer? I thought about the Trout Unlimited Togiak. Found a website that sells them $20 less than anywhere else.
man you have no idea i have fished the rivers hard for 5 years now (with waders) bought the skeeter last may since i have floated the upper gunnison, the taylor, upper and lower blue, the eagle, blue mesa, dillion and granby.I cant wait til the lakes start to ice off NOT TO SOON THOUGH. LOL
I bought my pontooner during the Galyan's liquidation this year. Been out twice and think it is a pretty sweet way to cover the water.
I will still keep the belly boat as a few of my favorite little bass spots only allow belly boats (or cast from shore).
Belly boats looked very "odd" to me at first. It seemed like they would be so uncomfortable to fish in. After one trip I was completely turned around. A very cool experience as you are almost eye level with water surface...well closer than if you were standing on the shore.
I do not recommend the float tubes for BIG water. You spend a lot of time "kicking" to get where you want to be. The wind does not usually play in a belly boater's favor either unless they are willing to walk the other direction.
I've fished out of both tube and pontoons. It all depends on what type of fishing your wanting to do. If your looking at primarily fishing waters close to home and want to get into the water withing minutes, or decide to take short hikes to back country lakes, then the float tube is the way to go.
If your looking at putting in at some of the larger lakes, or float small rivers, then choose the pontoon. I currently have a Big Bucks float tupe and a Skeeter as well. If you can afford to kick in an extra hundred bucks than go with the pontoon. The prices on these units have come way down in the last couple of years, and you can now get them with trolling motor plates and additional bells and whistles for under three hundred bucks. Think ahead, and decide whether you want to add a trolling motor and battery to cover more water and then decide. Float tube or pontoon, either one is a good choice.
I have decided to go with a pontoon boat. I live close to the Grand Mesa and it would be ideal to use on its lakes. I have seen the Trout Unlimited "Colorado" Model at Sams Club for $329 this seems like a deal compared to what other places are asking such as Cabelas $425 and up(same model) Is any body familiar with it? I have also been looking at the Fish Cat.
I just got the Trout Unlimited Kennebec and it works great for me. I had the standerd u float tube. The pontoon moves through the water much faster and the wind dose not seem to push me as bad. Hope this help!