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Help from experienced Jon boaters
I finally have the ability to purchase a boat next summer. My budget is pretty limited. I was looking at an inflatable motor mount boat, but now I'm considering a Jon boat. I have never fished out of a Jon boat before. Can anyone give me some insight into what it is like fishing from a Jon boat versus a conventional v hull fishing boat?

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Re: [IgbayIshtay] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
I never had one but took a peak at'em on wikipedia and below is what it said, makes sence to me :)

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A jon boat (or johnboat[1]) is a flat-bottomed boat constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, or wood with one, two, or three bench seats. They are particularly useful for hunting due to the greater stability as compared to a V-hull boat. They are quite suitable for fishing as well. Because the hull of a jon boat is nearly flat, it tends to ride over the waves rather than cut through them as a V-hull might, thus limiting the use of the boat to calmer waters. Jon boats typically have a transom onto which an outboard motor can be mounted. They are simple and easy to maintain, and inexpensive with many options to upgrade. Typical options might include live wells/bait wells, side or center consoles, factory installed decks and floors, electrical wiring, accessory pads/mountings, casting and poling platforms.

Jon boats with beefed up aluminum construction, and powered by jet-drive outboards, are capable of operating in extremely shallow water and thus are used frequently in rocky rivers and areas with submerged obstructions such as oyster bars and coral.

Jon boats are available commercially between 8 and 24 feet (2.4 and 7.3 m) long and 32 to 60 inches (81 to 150 cm) wide, though custom sizes may be found. The simple design includes an open hull, without a bilge, leaving the ribs exposed. Many individuals choose to cover the ribs, producing a flat, level surface.


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Re: [IgbayIshtay] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
I fished out of one years ago and found them to be stable to be in. Needs to be used in a lake or sheltered river as they do ride over waves. If it was me I would get it over the inflatable.They are light in weight as well.


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Re: [IgbayIshtay] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
the inflatable boat is better if your looking to relax and take naps from boat,OMG so comfy!

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lol,wasnt expecting that response from the jon boat king


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If your looking for a fishing boat jon boat is KING
Heres a vid fishing my bay with 200lb Noel from 10' jon boat.
We each are standing fishing and I hook into a 6lb cuda on 6lb test,we give chase with jon boat and catch he!

its my biggest cuda from jon boat! hope you enjoy,good luck on finding your fishing boat




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6lb Barracuda on 6lb test "topwater"

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(This post was edited by Paulpro on Jan 15, 2013, 9:37 PM)
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Re: [tomc] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
Here we hit up a cove where Noel caught this monster snapper on "topwater" it was 3.68lb 19 3/4"

Biggest snapper I ever seen from jon boat,bigger than from any other boat I've fished from..

Nothing beats the jon boat..it's KING!



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Topwater Mangrove snapper from Florida…

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Re: [tomc] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
Jon boat Pro!

Spring topwater RAIN fishing using hands free Umbrella and custom Lazer camera with toggle switch..

check it out!
Jon boat Pro Paulypro!

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south FL Peacock Topwater RAIN! (Jon Boat!)

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Re: [IgbayIshtay] Help from experienced Jon boaters In reply to
Options, are many, with Jon boats. They offer more stability over water than a hull fishing boat. A v hull on the other hand gives a better ride quality in choppy water.