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personally I think you can catch more from a plastic canoe or kayak than you can a boat, especially an aluminum one. the profile from below is much, much smaller on a canoe or kayak and the aluminum makes more noise as the water slaps against it. I think canoe and kayak anglers tend to spend more time in a given area, therefor presenting a bait for longer or to more fish (potentially) than a boater might. I'd contribute this to the mobility factor. it's easy in boat with a motor to do the "that looks like a good spot" shuffle. unless you really want a workout it's not as easy in a canoe or kayak.

so from a noise, profile perspective and factoring in time spent in a given area, I personally think the plastic canoe/kayak outperforms the aluminum jon boat, all other factors being equal.

I will say that some presentations are more difficult from a canoe/kayak. i.e. when you need to keep your rod tip down, like with a jerk bait. hard to do that sitting at water level.

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from a canoe, kayak, or jetboat?

Just thought I'd make this board as contentious as the Conservation board is right now :lol:

Well a canoe of course.

I will say that some presentations are more difficult from a canoe/kayak. i.e. when you need to keep your rod tip down, like with a jerk bait. hard to do that sitting at water level.

That is why I think 7 and 8 foot rods are piss poor choices for river fishing. Nothing over 5'6" for me. And you also make another good point as to why I think a canoe is a better choice. You don't sit at water level. I used to think I wanted a kayak but, the more I studied them the more I couldn't see me using one. I have nothing against those that do. It is just that I think my elbows would always be dragging the water. :=D::=D::=D:

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Remember that 24" smallmouth that blew up on your Buzzbait 10 miles ago..........just paddle back up stream for 2 hours with your kayak and catch it with a tube.

Of course a jet boat

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Remember that 24" smallmouth that blew up on your Buzzbait 10 miles ago..........just paddle back up stream for 2 hours with your kayak and catch with a tube.

Of course a jet boat

It's always seemed to me like 10-20 minutes anchored in one spot and the fish forget you're there...

Guess what me and my little John boat are trying to say is:

It's all in what you do with it..

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It is just that I think my elbows would always be dragging the water.

Like your knuckles on the ground type thing?

There's a fine line between fishing and sitting there looking stupid.

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When I'm out floating solo....I've usually catch my best fish with two feet on the ground..I dont remember that many good fish while floating solo...Lots on foot, or while fishing from a canoe with a good paddler in back, or on a drift boat floats...Seems to work a heck of allot better if you dont have to mess with boat positioning and fishing. Cheers.

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It's always seemed to me like 10-20 minutes anchored in one spot and the fish forget you're there...

Guess what me and my little John boat are trying to say is:

It's all in what you do with it..

My biggest fish always came within the first or second cast in an area. I personally think the fish wont forget in 10-20 minutes, especially after you catch a couple. They must get on their microphone and announce the threat

Ps. the three best fishermen I know all have Jetboats; Zipstick, Al Agnew and Corey

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