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Old 07-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Moving back to Pensacola in two months from NC and was wondering if many people own and fish flats boats/technical poling skiffs in Pensacola. It's been awhile and when I am back I haven't seen very many around. I fly fish and love pushing through shallows but have also thought about selling and moving into a bay bote
So who here runs What and why?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
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I don't think that a true technical poling skiff is a good fit for our area. For most of the year there is not a whole lot of water that is under a foot deep. I also would not want to cross a chopped up bay to get from on spot to another in a true poling skiff. I fish all year and except for a few occasions on Blackwater in the winter I would have no need for a poling skiff. I think a bay boat is a better fit for this area.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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I don't think that a true technical poling skiff is a good fit for our area. For most of the year there is not a whole lot of water that is under a foot deep. I also would not want to cross a chopped up bay to get from on spot to another in a true poling skiff. I fish all year and except for a few occasions on Blackwater in the winter I would have no need for a poling skiff. I think a bay boat is a better fit for this area.
I agree with this. You should stick with a boat with a v bottom to cut waves. Some days the bay can get pretty sporty.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #4
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Bay boats are definitely the best fit for the pensacola area.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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KEEP THE FLATS BOAT!! THERE ARE TONS OF PLACES IN ESCAMBIA, PERDIDO, AND BLACKWATER BAY TO SIGHT FISH FOR REDS AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD RIVER BOAT IF YOU SELL IT LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU DO BECAUSE I WANT YOUR BC!!
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