Fishing Boat Reviews

Our fishing boat reviews cover all types of boats ranging from big center console fishing boats to aluminum fishing boats, plus reports on outboard engines.

January 30, 2023
There are predators, and then there are apex predators. In whatever environment they may prowl, the hunters at the very top of the food chain are big, fast, agile, and armed with sharp claws or teeth…
January 24, 2023
A year ago this month Formula made the rather shocking announcement that they were entering the center console market, showing a pair of scale models along with artist’s renderings at the 2022 Miami…
January 18, 2023
You say you and your kids like everything about playing in the watery world from wakeboarding, to fishing, to rafting up at the sandbar? We’re not surprised, because being out on a boat is a whole…
January 12, 2023
What’s the worst thing about getting a boat that’s sized for fishing the shallows for speckled trout one day and cruising into the open Atlantic to try trolling for yellowfin tuna the next? Taking a…
January 2, 2023
You wish there was a hot new center console fishing machine that pulled no punches, broke all barriers, and was so jam-packed with tech it would make a NASA engineer drool with envy? That boat…
December 25, 2022
What size center console fishing boat is ideal for you and your needs? That depends on who you are and what waters you fish in, but for a huge swath of anglers out there, a 26-footer will sit right…
December 13, 2022
If you appear on the world’s billionaires list and think it would be cool to own the biggest sportfishing boat in the world, you’ll find Project 406 of interest even if it might be a little large for…
December 11, 2022
Bay boats have been becoming more and more popular for Chesapeake Bay fishing in recent times, and it’s no wonder why: they’re ideal for light-tackle casting and jigging, the relatively low gunwales…
December 5, 2022
Crevalle has always been known for building hybrid bay boats ideal for activities like light tackle jigging for rockfish or casting in the shallows for speckled trout, and naturally, that’s consisted…
November 4, 2022
When Bayliner reintroduced their Trophy lineup we first focused on the T20CC, then jumped to the larger end of the model line by covering the T24CC. Each of these boats has its own advantages and you…
October 27, 2022
If you like walkaround cuddy cabin boats your options have been thoroughly limited in recent years, because center console boats have come to rule the roost. And while we here at FishTalk love our…
October 3, 2022
I’ve got a beef with many modern boatbuilders: they’ve stopped making small, simple, straightforward, inexpensive, skiff-style boats in favor of larger, more complex, more expensive boats. This is in…
September 23, 2022
Introduced during Covid-time and somewhat difficult to see up until recently, Sea Pro Boats has a new queen for their fleet: the 320 DLX Offshore. One of the things that really stunk about the…
August 28, 2022
We had several reader requests in recent months to pick some top value fishing boats coming in under the $100,000 mark. We aim to deliver what you folks want, but before we present you with these…
August 20, 2022
Stamas is the oldest continually family-owned fishboat builder in the nation, having splashed their first hull over 70 years ago. Unlike many boat brands which change hands multiple times through the…
August 3, 2022
We’re walking down the docks at the Miami International Boat Show, looking at one mega-monster center console after the next, many of which have three, four, or even five outboards strapped to the…
July 25, 2022
What’s the ideal size for a center console used for Chesapeake Bay fishing? That’s a loaded question, because we all have different financial constraints, physical needs, and fishing styles. But for…
July 9, 2022
For some waterways pontoon boats are an ideal fishing platform and there’s simply no denying how comfy, stable, and roomy these things are, especially when you're drifting for flounder or dropping…