Fishboat Reviews

December 5, 2017
Through the years I’ve tested the bulk of Cobia’s line-up and months ago we ran a boat review of the Cobia 217CC, but it’s their smallest offering, the 201CC, that’s impressed me the most. Why?…
November 28, 2017
Huddled around the center console of the all-new Key West 263FS, we can see birds diving just past Parsons Island at one of our usual Eastern Bay hotspots. So we nail the throttles and unleash every…
November 18, 2017
When it came to picking 10 top center console fishing boats under $20,000, even though we’ve only had Fishboat Reviews in FishTalk since last April, we felt we could nail it down without a problem.…
November 18, 2017
Most people don't think of a pontoon boat for a fishing boat, at least not prior to running across one like the Angler Qwest, which is bedecked with dozens of rodholders, livewells, and the like.…
November 12, 2017
Until seeing the Angler Qwest, most of us won’t really think of pontoon boats as serious fishing machines. In fact, we’re more likely to poke fun at a pontoon than to consider it as competition. But…
November 11, 2017
The Nautic Star 265 XTS is an all-new boat for the 2018 model year, and while this brand may not be incredibly familiar to us Mid-Atlantic dwellers, it’s made quite a name for itself down south. A…
November 3, 2017
This is the time of year when many of us turn our attention to waterfowl hunting as well as fishing. Yes, we know hunting is a lot of fun—but shame on you, for wasting good fishing time! Still, we…
October 22, 2017
What stopped me in my tracks, when I saw the Crevalle 24 Bay sitting in the convention center at the ICAST fishing tackle show? Mostly, the fact that I didn’t see it—while slurping down a dose of…
October 22, 2017
Are you sick and tired of hearing the boating industry catch-phrase “smooth dry ride”? I know I am—if I read one more press release with the words “smooth dry ride” in it I might throw up. What’s…
September 23, 2017
The new Yamaha F25 outboard engine is a serious improvement over last year’s model, and will be of interest to anyone looking for a powerful portable outboard for their fishing skiff, duck boat, or…
September 23, 2017
If I were buying a new 20-something boat to fish in the Chesapeake and run offshore once in a while, I wouldn’t sign on any dotted lines before giving a close look at the Tidelines 235 Hybrid. Now,…
September 12, 2017
The stripers are biting so gingerly that you need to set the hook at the slightest provocation, be on your toes at all times, and DANG IT! I just missed another one! That’s two in a row—and it’s all…
August 7, 2017
Sportsman fishing boats have only been around for about five years, yet center consoles like the new Sportsman Heritage 251 have already made a mark on the industry. That's what happens when a pair…
August 2, 2017
Combining the best of the classics with the height of modernity is no easy chore, but it’s exactly what Judge Yachts does with the Chesapeake 36. Looking at this boat is akin to jamming a rock and…
July 30, 2017
The Viking 37 Billfish raises an age-old question (as well as raising billfish): which is the better offshore fishing machine: a convertible, or an express? A convertible gets you more cabin space,…
July 20, 2017
The BOTE Rover, a stand up paddleboard boat, took top honors at this year's ICAST fishing tackle show, winning the Best in Show award. Why? Check out this short video, and you'll understand it in no…
July 16, 2017
The Bonafide SS127 fishing kayak debuted at the 2017 ICAST tackle show, where manufacturers show off their latest and greatest gear. We spotted it while walking the convention center floor, and felt…
July 16, 2017
What looks like a flying saucer, has a top-end of about five MPH, can be turned on its side and rolled down the boat ramp, and is also a floating fishing machine? Why, the Ultraskiff 360, of course!…