Bay Boat/Flats Boat
Bay boats and flats boats are both focused on the same mission—taking you to hard-to-reach fishing spots in shallow water. Bay boats can’t get quite as shallow as flats boats can and they can’t be pushed with a push-pole (for a super-stealthy approach) like a flats fishing boat, but on the other hand, they’re usually larger, have a sharper V in their hulls, and can be run into open water when sea conditions are appropriate.
When you plan to fish a flat boat with no V may be able to sneak into even skinnier water, but when you run flat bottom fishing boats into the ocean, even the best flats boat will usually have a rough ride.
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