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    Quote Originally Posted by Dez View Post
    Well worth the tradeoff IMO.

    I agree.

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    Been looking hard at the Majek Redfish Line, thinking that is the direction I am going.
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    I am fond of the Blue Wave, high sides so I fall in the boat, not out!




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownLonghorn View Post
    Been looking hard at the Majek Redfish Line, thinking that is the direction I am going.
    I would like to know how that boat would handle the bays with any wind. We fished mud island last week and while we were there the winds kicked up. It was quite a wild ride back across aransas bay.

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    some cheaper bay boats I looked up for another person I know wanting a boat

    CENTER CONSOL BAY BOAT


    this is basically the same boat i have


    1999 18'6" Kenner Bay Boat


    look at this little scooter. probably beat the hell out of ya in rough water


    1996 Alazan 16' Bay Boat


    small boat but people really like these skiffs


    carolina skiff


    1997 16' Blue Wave

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    the redfishline will handle the high winds it will just beat the chit out of you!! I love the redfishline myself I have fished out of the 18s and the 21s. they can go anywhere you want to go so shallow its scary. It is a perfect boat for the ULM where you can almost always find some shallow water to run in now if you were gona fish mostly in a big bay I would go with something else. Check out some of the Haynies they have come out with some nice cats over the past few years.
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    Yeah that is the trade-off. If you want to fish barrier islands, you can only do it on calm days in a flats boat. Bay boat can deal with rough water, but not going to be able to navigate real skinny water unless you know the area real well and get get in there on plane. Bay boat can get you close then can wade skinny water. Just depends on what you want.

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    Not big into wade fishing, so I want something that can fish shallow, will most likely be fishing the ULM when I drag it down there
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    it is def a great boat for fishing down there. I am looking for a 18 redfishline myself right now. I have a 90 etec that I need a hull for. Nice report on the reds chitown!! I love the way those reds will slam that spoon. my number one lure for reds is the gold spoon but copper is a close second. They will eat the gold, copper, silver, and even black spoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
    Yeah that is the trade-off. If you want to fish barrier islands, you can only do it on calm days in a flats boat. Bay boat can deal with rough water, but not going to be able to navigate real skinny water unless you know the area real well and get get in there on plane. Bay boat can get you close then can wade skinny water. Just depends on what you want.
    The best compromise for both skinny running and ability to handle big bay chop comes with boats with high sharp V fronts and tunnel hulls. Examples include the Explorer TV/CTV and Mowdy type designs. Shallow Sports are great skinny but most will beat you up on chop, except for the newer V front 23 fters, which aren't as shallow. When I grow up, I'll get an Explorer 23 CTV with Yammy TRP reckon (yes, I should be happy with the JH, but the lack of tunnel hull is limiting at less than a foot depth).

 

 
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