Fishboat Reviews

November 1, 2018
Dual console fishing boats work well for bay anglers for a number of reasons, but one of the biggest is that they give you both forward and aft cockpits to cast from. Cabin boats limit you to the…
October 17, 2018
We admit it: running across the Jeanneau Leader 7.5 was a complete accident, and this isn't one we'd regularly choose for Fishboat Reviews. We didn’t go to see this boat in particular, and spotted it…
September 27, 2018
There’s a sweet spot for Chesapeake Bay light-tackle anglers in the 22 to 24 foot range of center console fishing boats. Center consoles of this size are large enough to handle any reasonable…
September 17, 2018
If the kids aren’t happy mama isn’t happy and if mama isn’t happy, no one’s happy – good thing there are dual console fishing boats like the Sailfish 325 DC, that can keep everyone smiling. Sure,…
September 11, 2018
Look at the dozens and dozens of fishboat reviews on the pages of FishTalkMag, and you’ll notice that center console boats account for the majority of them. In fact, about 70 percent of the fishing…
August 31, 2018
It's always fun to do fishboat reviews, but although this day was sunny and the winds were calm, like so many beautiful Saturday afternoons in the mouth of the Patapsco River the water was still a…
August 23, 2018
The first thing that strikes you about the Cape Horn 31T is that, unlike the slightly more genteel Cape Horn 27 XS, this model has a wide-open attitude from the bow to the stern. Every inch of this…
July 23, 2018
Why might the Twin Vee 260 SE OceanCat be of particular interest to this particular angler? A bit of background: I’m a cat fan because I have a bad back, and powercat hulls minimize impacts with the…
July 17, 2018
To some anglers dual console fishing boats won’t be the ultimate hard-core angling machines, but there’s no question that they’re an excellent choice for both fishing and family fun. You want to get…
July 15, 2018
FishTalk readers know that every month in the magazine we take a look at some of the most unusual, outrageous, and downright weirdest fishing boats on the water, but these are very short pieces and…
June 27, 2018
If you want an inexpensive little boat you have plenty to choose from (be sure to check out 10 Top Center Console Fishing Boats Under $20,000, to check out a few), but the Edgewater 170 CC is not…
June 11, 2018
If you want to drive your four-wheeler over the hills, through the woods, and right into the creek, the Argo XTV Frontier S LE should be of interest. The 26 horsepower Frontier can float, has an on-…
June 1, 2018
Boston Whaler Montauks have been prowling the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic coastal bays since the days of 20-acre bunker schools and mile-long grassbeds, but as Whaler marked its 60th anniversary this…
May 28, 2018
I've done a lot of fishboat reviews through the years, and the first Sailfish center console I ever tested was a 26-footer way back when, maybe 20 years ago. I arrived at the boat ramp extremely…
May 23, 2018
The wind was piping down the South River when I showed up at Waterfront Marine, in Edgewater, MD, to get in a sea trial on the Robalo Cayman 246. With a southern bay-boat style design and a mere 16-…
May 7, 2018
Here's how you'll know if a HCB (Hydrasports Custom Boats) 53 Suenos rigged with quadruple Seven Marine outboards is the right center console for your needs: You say you want a center console…
April 30, 2018
I’m in the Virginia Beach convention center manning the FishTalk booth during the boat show, and no matter how hard I try to avoid doing it my head keeps swiveling to the right. There’s a sweet…
April 16, 2018
Take a look at the new Sea Ox 24, and you may be struck by the same thought that hit us upon first glance: if you're sick and tired of all those zillion-dollar, uber-gentrified, flowery-looking “…