Fishing machines

From fibreglass speedsters to aluminum workhorses, our roundup of all-new fishing boats has the water covered

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ALUMACRAFT: Shadow Competitor 185 Sport

With its distinctive black-and-mica paint scheme and tricked-out trailer, this multispecies deep-V oozes cool—and fishing. Features include copious storage, large lighted livewells, air-ride seat pedestals, a standard fourth seat and a built-in cooler. It also comes in tiller and side-console models.

LENGTH: 18' 8" BEAM: 95"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 150

FUEL CAPACITY: 34 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELL: Bow, 18 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8' bow and starboard lockers

LEARN MORE: 1-877-314-7756; www.alumacraft.com

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CRESTLINER: 1850 Bass Hawk

Built on Crestliner’s popular Fish Hawk hull, this stable, spacious deep-V boasts the amenities of a bass boat, including pedestal seats and raised fore and aft casting decks. With this boat, anglers can fish confidently in big or rough water, but still go after shallow bass, muskies and walleye.

LENGTH: 18' 9" BEAM: 95"

LAYOUT: Single- or double-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 200

FUEL CAPACITY: 34 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 5

LIVEWELL: Aft, 28 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' 6" centre locker

LEARN MORE: 1-866-301-8544; www.crestliner.com

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G3: Sportsman 16

At nearly 17 feet in length, this entry-level bass boat is as wide, stable and comfortable for fishing as many larger models. Standard features include a Minn Kota 55 Edge 12-volt trolling motor, Lowrance Hook-3x sonar, vinyl or carpeted decks and a flashy paint-scheme graphics.

LENGTH: 16' 10" BEAM: 92"

LAYOUT: Single-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 70

FUEL CAPACITY: 6.6 gallons (optional)

SEATING CAPACITY: 4

LIVEWELL: Aft, 33 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' port locker

LEARN MORE: 1-800-588-9787; www.g3boats.com

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LEGEND BOATS: 20 XTR Troller

This big-water boat is built to keep you fishing comfortably in the worst of weather conditions, while offering plenty of room for fun family days. When downrigging, you can remove the two rear jump seats to create more access space. Features include a 15-foot cleaning hose and copious storage.

LENGTH: 19' 6" BEAM: 97"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 175

FUEL CAPACITY: 35 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 7

LIVEWELL: Bow, 37 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' in-floor locker

LEARN MORE: 1-800-461-4050; www.legendboats.com

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LOWE: 20 Bay

This rugged deep-V centre-console is designed for serious anglers. Premium features include two fold-down pedestal seats, rear-deck jump seats, a standard MotorGuide trolling motor and Lowrance Hook-3x sonar. Plus, the deck is surfaced with shock-absorbent SeaDek for great traction.

LENGTH: 20' BEAM: 94"

LAYOUT: Centre-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 150

FUEL CAPACITY: 30 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 8

LIVEWELL: Bow, 8 gallons; aft, 30 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' 6" port and starboard lockers

LEARN MORE: 1-800-641-4372; www.loweboats.com

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LUND: 1775 Impact XS

With livewells and rod lockers for serious fishing, and a ski pylon for watersports, this spacious, comfortable boat is suitable for the entire family. Other features include a large bow deck with optional cushions, numerous lockers and rear jump seats that convert to a casting deck.

LENGTH: 17' 11" BEAM: 96"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 125

FUEL CAPACITY: 30 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELL: Bow, 11 gallons; aft, 24 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8' bow and port lockers

LEARN MORE: (204) 326-4431; www.lundboats.ca

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NITRO: Z21 Z-Pro Package

Nitro’s latest bass boat is big, tricked out and tournament ready. High-performance upgrades include a 36-volt Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor, two Lowrance HDS-9 Gen3 Touch fishfinders, an eight-foot Power-Pole, plush marine-grade carpet and a four-bank, 40-amp battery charger.

LENGTH: 21' 2" BEAM: 95"

LAYOUT: Dual-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 300

FUEL CAPACITY: 55 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 4

LIVEWELL: Dual aft, 19 gallons each

ROD STORAGE: 8' port, starboard and bow lockers

LEARN MORE: 1-888-258-2920; www.nitroboats.com

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PRINCECRAFT: Hudson DL WS

The DL series from Quebec’s Princecraft blends performance, durability and affordability in a serious fishing boat. The Hudson boasts raised bow and aft casting platforms, removable aft flip seats, lockable rod storage, PrinceTrak tool attachments, twin consoles and no-feedback steering.

LENGTH: 19' BEAM: 91"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 115

FUEL CAPACITY: Portable

SEATING CAPACITY: 5

LIVEWELL: Bow, 20 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' in-floor locker

LEARN MORE: 1-800-395-8858; www.princecraft.com

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RANGER: 2050MS Reata

Ranger’s latest fish-and-play boat has a roomy cockpit with four movable, custom-stitched seats, and two aft flip-down seats. Other features include spacious rod and ski storage, and an insulated in-deck cooler. Power options include a variety of kickers and main engines.

LENGTH: 20' 7" BEAM: 100"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 250

FUEL CAPACITY: 42

SEATING CAPACITY: 7

LIVEWELL: Bow, 9 gallons; aft, 24 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 9' port and 7' centre lockers

LEARN MORE: (870) 453-2222; www.rangerboats.com

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RANGER: 2080MS ANGLER

With its deep-V hull, this big-water crossover boat is ready for multispecies action, complete with a large front casting deck and Minn Kota PowerDrive trolling motor. The angler-friendly cockpit has four plush fold-down seats, two jump seats and copious storage space.

 

LENGTH: 20' 7" BEAM: 100"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 250

FUEL CAPACITY: 42

SEATING CAPACITY: 7

LIVEWELL: Aft, 24 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 8' centre locker

LEARN MORE: (870) 453-2222; www.rangerboats.com

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SKEETER Solera 205

Made for family fun on the water, the Solera 205 comes with a Humminbird Helix 7 graph and 112-pound thrust Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor, along with a ski tow pylon, stand-up top for shade, a bow cushion package and a Bluetooth-capable Infinity stereo with four speakers.

LENGTH: 20' 5" BEAM: 100"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 250

FUEL CAPACITY: 47 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELL: Bow, 8 gallons; aft, 24 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' centre locker

LEARN MORE: (903) 984-0541; www.skeeterboats.com

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SMOKER CRAFT: 2072 Pro Sportsman

With its ample, easy-to-reach storage and rod compartments, tackle tray and vinyl floor covering, this big, brawny tiller is made for long, rugged days out on the water. And with a maximum horsepower rating of 200, it’s sure to get you to your favourite fishing hole—and back—in no time.

LENGTH: 20' 6" BEAM: 97"

LAYOUT: Tiller

MAX HORSEPOWER: 200

FUEL CAPACITY: 38 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 5

LIVEWELL: n/a

ROD STORAGE: 8' port and starboard gunnel racks

LEARN MORE: (574) 831-2103; www.smokercraft.com

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STARCRAFT: Renegade 178 SC

Offering serious fishing amenities in a compact and affordable package, the Renegade features dual livewells, a sports car-style dash, deluxe moveable fishing seats and in-floor rod storage. Options include a rear flip-down bench, an additional seat and various canvas coverings.

LENGTH: 16' 11" BEAM: 89"

LAYOUT: Single-console

MAX HORSEPOWER: 90

FUEL CAPACITY: 24 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELL: Bow and aft (capacity n/a)

ROD STORAGE: 7' 6" centre locker

LEARN MORE: 1-866-772-4538; www.starcraftmarine.com

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TRACKER: Pro Guide V-165 WT

The interior layout of this fish-and-family boat is optimized for fishing, complete with livewells, rod storage and five pedestal seat bases, but it also accepts a tow pylon for water toys. This package comes with a Mercury outboard, Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance fishfinder and custom trailer.

LENGTH: 16' 9" BEAM: 97"

LAYOUT: Walk-through windshield

MAX HORSEPOWER: 115

FUEL CAPACITY: 25.5 gallons

SEATING CAPACITY: 6

LIVEWELL: Bow, 19 gallons; aft, 29 gallons

ROD STORAGE: 7' centre locker

LEARN MORE: (417) 873-4555; www.trackerboats.com