One of the many great things about owning a boat is that different opportunities present themselves that you wouldn't normally be exposed to. One of those is drive up bars and restaurants for boaters. Cape Cod is one of the best fishing and boating areas in the U.S. and many of the restaurants and bars accommodate Boaters. Here is some information on the best ones on the Cape.
There is the old saying of " the best boats are friends boats" , but if you don't have any friends with boats then what do you do...
A question often asked when a newcomer is looking into buying any type of boat. Buying a boat can be a long and tedious task. Which is odd because you normally associate boating and fishing with easy and fun.
When it comes to surf fishing or boat fishing, both require different gear and a different mind set but both are a lot of fun. Both can be highly rewarding in their own special way. I've found Surf Fishing to be a more tranquil time, where I get to enjoy nature and is normally done alone or with 1 or 2 people. Boat Fishing normally involves a few more people and a different style of fishing. Both are equally rewarding and I'm lucky to have done both quite a bit. In this article, I just wanted to cover a few things that you would be looking at if you were just learning how to get into either.
When thinking about getting a boat; there are a lot of questions to ask yourself and things to take into consideration. One of those may be, Do I get a Trailer or a Slip for my Boat ? I want to make that question a little easier for you so I included some good information on what to consider before making a decision. There are pro's and con's to each side. Trailers make it easy for you to try different waters by driving to a different boat ramp and trying something different. They also can be a lot of work to get the boat on and off the trailer if you are inexperienced or have a tricky, shallow running ramp. Slips make it easy to just hop in and go for the most part. Although, some slips could be at a part of the marina that are difficult to get in and out of when the tide is low. It's just the nature of the beast and normally the higher the slip price the better it will be.
It all comes down to 2 things. Time and Money... So do you buy a boat or rent a boat ?
Now that you have decided that you want to get a fishing boat; the next stem is figuring out what kind.
There are plenty of fishing boat styles in New England but I will focus on the top 5. Each boat is different in its own way and all of them are great in their own way. It all depends on what your going to use it for. If you're going to just be fishing with your friends and don't necessarily need a head on the boat you may want a more bare bones fishing boat then a boat that has nice cushions that you would ruin.
See below for a quick rundown of some popular styles of the New England Waters.
6 of the most popular Fishing Boat Styles of New England
- Center Console
- Dual Console
- Cuddy Cabin
- Walk Around