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Bass Boats

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how do bass boats handle on the water compared to others? how are they in big waves? do you get wet a lot? i have heard that bass boats aren't as good in big waves?

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They are not as good as glass walleye boats, but I have gotten a lot wetter in a 19' tin boat then I ever have in a 19' bass boat. They handle water A LOT better than most people think. A lot has to do with the driver...

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Bass Boat guys are going to tell you BB's are best and Deep-V guys are going to tell you Deep-V's are the best. You will get no impartial answer in this thread. I guarantee it.

This is like asking someone whos kid is better. Everyone's gonna say theirs is. No one is going to tell you that the other type is better. It's just human nature.

By the way, DEEP-V's RULE!!!

P.S.

I have a '98 Crestliner 1750 Fish Hawk. See?

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I think it is, like a lot of things, situation specific. I have fished in both and both have plusses and minuses.

Deep V's troll great, and since they have higher profiles can handle larger rollers before water comes over the sides.

Bass Boats are very nimble and because of the designs run higher in the water on plane making for a smoother ride out, in good conditions. They also have a lower profile so they are not blown around in the wind as much. But waves will come over the side because of it.

If I was fishing big water, big waves I would prefer a deep V. But a lot of guys will fish lake erie with a bass boat, so what do I know? Like was said before, six of one, half dozen of the other. Its like ford and chevy...

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I agree, the situation dictates, how one boat will perform over another. I fish with a good friend that has a 20 ft championn BB, it performs really good in most conditions. If it is really rough, I mean really rough, we take my 97 crestliner fishhawk. That doesn't mean we take chances, let good sense prevail

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I think cecil pretty much summed it up well. The thing that gets me is when some guy says that he would rather battle a rough lake with his 14' with a 9.9hp than take a chance in a 2000lb. 19' with a 200hp... hmmmmmm ok?

My personal take, most boats will take waves to a certain extent. Be smart and don't push it! smile

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Bass Boat guys are going to tell you BB's are best and Deep-V guys are going to tell you Deep-V's are the best. You will get no impartial answer in this thread. I guarantee it.

This is like asking someone whos kid is better. Everyone's gonna say theirs is. No one is going to tell you that the other type is better. It's just human nature.

By the way, DEEP-V's RULE!!!

P.S.

I have a '98 Crestliner 1750 Fish Hawk. See?

OK I can speak from experiance, I had an 04 Crestliner fish hawk and now have a 21 ft. bass boat and I can say that if I am running in 2 footers it is not even close I would take the bass boat every time (last year I had an 18 ft bass boat so its not just the size.) But if its choppy and I have to idle or just go very slow give me the deep V. I guess I would say each boat has its +'s and

-'s. So I think you just have to look at what works for you.

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Its simple, bass boats are made to handel water. Look at the Elite Series or the FLW, and even clubs around here, there made to handel water. I was in the front of a Triton 20x2 last year fishing in 3 foot rollers, fishing into the rollers, and never once, did i get wet. There made to fish in these types of conditons!

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You have to just use good judgement with a bass boat when it comes to big water.

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