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I am thinking of buying a new boat. My favorite place to fish is Tanycomo, and TRL to. Any thoughts of what would be the IDEAL boat for Tany. I was thinking maybe a Tracker bass boat with a jet... for easy moving up the trophy area. I have seen some fishing shows that feature funky boats for fishing fast moving trout streams out west and in Alaska. They are very pointed with high sides. I have had some troubles when Tany was in full generation mode. I have rented boats from Lilly quite a few times. Overall they did quite well, but not something I would invest in. Lilly had some 4 stoke engines that were just fabulous for slow speed.

Thanks in advance!

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If you're going to fish TR then in my opinion it depends on whether you're a runner or not. I'm not, preferring to put in to an area and fish it.

If you don't run long distances, a jet could offer a lot of advantages, on Taney, upper BS and it wouldn't hurt you on TR.

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I have seen some fishing shows that feature funky boats for fishing fast moving trout streams out west and in Alaska. They are very pointed with high sides.

These are drift boats. There are a couple of guys using them on Tny not suitable for TR. They are designed for drifting thru tight spots and rough water. Great for fishing out of while drifting a stream. They are in heavy use in MI as well.

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There's more to this question than meets the eye....

ANY boat you purchase will have advantages and will have drawbacks.

I'm on my 4th boat. And I've learned with each one.

Here's some questions you might ask yourself:

1.) Who's usually going to fish in it?

You'll want to make sure it's roomy enough for you & your gear...

Or you and your buddy's gear.

Falling over stuff ain't my idea of livin'.

2.) Is it easy to launch BY MYSELF?

Nothing will ruin a trip faster than having trouble at the end of the day

trying to get your boat back on the trailer...in current...when it's cold!

3.) Do I want a console or tiller steer?

Console comfortable running long distances, tiller's much roomier.

4.) What is my budget? Don't skimp on the motor. You will NEVER regret getting a bigger engine.

And finally, my personal 2 cents. GET A FOUR-STROKE. I've never regretted them for an instant.

They are quiet, economical, and reliable. You cant catch a fish youve already scared the bugs out of!!

Good luck. Buying a new boat is one of life's simple pleasures.

Let me know when you're ready to break it in. B)

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Rapman,

I am doing the same thing as you, looking to buy a boat to fish Taney and the White River. Also, need a boat that works well for duck hunting. So, I am mainly looking for an aluminum boat of maybe 16 ft thats safe in the wind, that can handle some nasty weather. I'll keep watching this post to see what you decide to do.

jman

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Some of the guides here use big, semi-v aluminum, camo boats- there's alot of boat manufacturers making them now. Lots of room, will go shallow enough to get most places on Taney and can put a jet on one and not have to worry about most gravel bars. They'd do fine on a big lake too.

http://www.landauboats.com/

http://www.wareagleboats.com/

http://www.seaarkboats.com/

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Some of the guides here use big, semi-v aluminum, camo boats- there's alot of boat manufacturers making them now. Lots of room, will go shallow enough to get most places on Taney and can put a jet on one and not have to worry about most gravel bars. They'd do fine on a big lake too.

http://www.landauboats.com/

http://www.wareagleboats.com/

http://www.seaarkboats.com/

Landau Boats in Lebanon, Missouri went belly-up in November.

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Some of the guides here use big, semi-v aluminum, camo boats- there's alot of boat manufacturers making them now. Lots of room, will go shallow enough to get most places on Taney and can put a jet on one and not have to worry about most gravel bars. They'd do fine on a big lake too.

http://www.landauboats.com/

http://www.wareagleboats.com/

http://www.seaarkboats.com/

I have been looking at the SeaArk boats and will maybe consider a Lund boat. Would definitely need at least a shallow V hull, I think. Does anyone know of a good dealer for either brand of boats? I am in Kansas City.

Tim

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I have been looking at the SeaArk boats and will maybe consider a Lund boat. Would definitely need at least a shallow V hull, I think. Does anyone know of a good dealer for either brand of boats? I am in Kansas City.

Tim

Tim,

I run a Lund on Taney. LOVE IT!!!

So does Chuck at Anglers & Archery in Branson.

He too, loves his.

I bought mine from Smithville Marine, north of KC.

Email me at rloo10@hotmail.com

and I'll give you a salesman's name who I highly recommend.

~Rich (loo10)

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Tim,

I run a Lund on Taney. LOVE IT!!!

So does Chuck at Anglers & Archery in Branson.

He too, loves his.

I bought mine from Smithville Marine, north of KC.

Email me at rloo10@hotmail.com

and I'll give you a salesman's name who I highly recommend.

~Rich (loo10)

Hey Rich,

Thanks for the help, I'll send you an e-mail. What model Lund boat did you buy?

Tim

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