When it comes to fishing in a small lake or pond most anglers are used to walking around the edge of said pond or small lake and fishing from the bank. Fishing from the bank can be effective, but fishing while in (or on top of) the water is a much more effective way to go. To accomplish this task a small fishing boat is needed. In this article I will outline a few of the best small fishing boats for pond fishing.
There are many different types of small fishing boats available, but the most cost effective and convenient are by far inflatable. Yep, I said it inflatable boats are by far the most convenient and cost effective option when it comes to small fishing boats for pond fishing. Many people get scared when the word inflatable is thrown around in reference to boats.
When I speak of inflatable boats, I’m referring of course to quality inflatable fishing boats that are very tough and take a tremendous amount of punishment, not the inflatable boats that are used in the pool as a play toy. The small fishing boats below are all great choices when it comes to pond or small lake fishing.
- Inflatable Kayaks – Inflatable kayaks are very cost effective and work quite well for pond fishing. The biggest downfall with inflatable kayaks and pond fishing is that you are sitting down while in the boat itself. This can make fishing a bit uncomfortable, because of the fact that you can’t stand up. The cool thing about an inflatable kayak is that this small fishing boat is great for river fishing as well, when you aren’t able to fish in a pond. All in all inflatable kayaks make a great pond fishing boat because of their versatility, ease of use, and cost effectiveness.
- Float Tubes – Float Tubes make an excellent pond fishing boat for an individual fisherman. A float tube gives you the ability to sit upright, which makes casting and retrieving your bait or lure extremely comfortable. Float tubes are probably the most convenient and definitely the most cost effective of all of the small fishing boats being outlined in this article. The bottom line is that float tubes make an excellent “personal” boat for pond fishing.
- The FoldCat Pontoon – The FoldCat pontoon is the largest of the small fishing boats being outlined in this article. This boat is large enough to comfortably carry 2 fishermen with plenty of room to move around. The cool thing about the FoldCat for pond fishing is that the anglers on the boat are sitting completely out of the water on a platform so maneuvering into the perfect fishing position is easy. Because of the platform the angler stays dry at all times when fishing from this unique boat. The FoldCat fishing boat is perfect for pond fishing, especially when you are talking about larger ponds.
When it comes to small fishing boats for pond fishing any one of the above boats is a great choice. Which of these boats is perfect for you will vary depending on pond size, preferred fishing method, and your own personal budget. In any case one of the above boats should fit the bill perfectly when it comes to fishing in a pond or small lake.