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pontoon on the rivers

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What do you guys think of a pontoon on the rivers towards the cities. I fish the northern st. croix with my pontoon and have it set up for catfishing. I want to head south and try fishing for flatheads there are not around where I fish. Do you think I will be ok with my pontoon on the waters down there?

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Should be ok. I see lots of "toons on the lower Rum and 'Sippi.

IMO I think a pontoon is the ultimate in river boats and is very underrated. They draft next to nothing, are very stable platforms, and are only limmited in comfort to you are in imagination.

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whats the length and motor size?? imo wouldnt go on a river if you have less than 50% rated hp.. could get harry in areas.. ohh and SUCKS taking an hour to get somewhere.. i agree with the under rated part if they could make them more manuevrablae and less wind prone they would kick any bass boats BASS!

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Mine is 18 foot with a 25 hp johnson called a bass buggy, with me and my wife and gear it will go about 17mph on a lake, I put on a new floor and carpet left off the seats other than the captain seat and a bench along the back that houses the livewell.

I want to get further down on the st. croix and catch some flatheads I have never caught one. Is there a decent lauch and fishing spots anyone is aware of that would suit my needs?

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i get 15mph out of my 20 footer with a 28hp.. with hardly anything onboard. been pondering a new boat or a new 75hp motor...

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I want to get further down on the st. croix and catch some flatheads I have never caught one. Is there a decent lauch and fishing spots anyone is aware of that would suit my needs?

I've got a 25' Premier Cast-A-way with a 75hp Evinrude E-Tec. It is a great boat for catfishing. This spring it has been perfect for the cool weather conditions - I've got a Day Enclosure that I just leave up and then fish off the aft fishing deck. Keeps me out of the wind and warm during the late night run back. I primarily fish from Stillwater to Afton.

You won't have any problems with the river down south and any of the launches will be adequate for your launching. There is a lot of big boat traffic on the weekends which gets to be a pain. On the big water the wind can be a factor. You won't find much current south of Stillwater with the river now at normal low summer time water levels. I do a fair amount of drifting for channels on the big water later in the summer and a pontoon is a nice fishing platform for drifting.

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