Adventurous people looking for some new excitement may want to take up fishing. Any one can fish, that’s true, but it takes a truly adventurous person to bring home the best stories – not to mention fish! There are a lot of factors that can influence your fishing experience, ranging from where you choose to do it to what you choose to do it in.
A good example of this is the rivers versus lakes question. Where you fish is going to determine what boat you need. Smaller bodies of water suggest the need for a a small boat, rowboats often work best. This is because ponds tend to present the challenge of unique shorelines. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are lakes. Lakes are better handled with a motor. This is because motors will ensure that more areas of the body of water are available for fishing, you can get there faster and you can get to your own spot. This is ideal when seeking the best fish. These are just some of the considerations when choosing what boat to use on what body of water.
A variety of boat rentals are often available where fishing is possible. Traditional boats can even be something of a piece of history, often visually similar to the galleys of old (paddled most frequently by slaves). In fact, these older styled rowboats tend to enable a wider spread between the oarlocks. Another popular boat is the infamous shell. Shells often run off of pedals or motors, but still rely on rowing for the actual movement. Shells also often have added features to enable more efficient rowing, such as sliding seats.
There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when choosing the right boat, one of the most important factors is size. The bottom line when choosing the size of the boat is not to limit your catch. You may find that you need more or less space, depending on the type of gear you are using and the type of fish you are after. It is important to avoid taking on too much space though, as this can provide more trouble than its worth. If hesitant or inexperienced when picking out your boat ask the owners you are looking to rent from, they are often quite knowledgeable and happy to help.
Some people are unsure of what to expect when approaching the boat owner. Generally when renting there are a series of questions that will help them help you. How many people are you taking? What’s the boat being used for? What body of water are you on? All of these things factor in on top of your individual factors – age, strength, time, and so on. Making the right decision can lead you to places you didn’t expect when selecting a boat, I recommend beginners ask for help.