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Fishing from a motor boat or rowboat is an exciting activity
Boat fishing is an exciting activity that sometimes requires an adventurer spirit in order to get the best catch. Ranging from the stability of sliding-seats rowboats, to the powerful motor board, fishing on ponds, rivers and lakes can become an unforgettable experience.
Because lakes are fed by creeks, rivers, and springs, it depends on the water stream when selecting between a rowboat and a motor boat. Ponds are best for rowing, because most of them are the result of rain runoff or modest springs, without the irregular shorelines of lakes that require more boating skills. Some ponds are fed by small streams, allowing the best catch and the pleasure of traditional fishing. Motor boats are more appreciated in lakes but particularly in rivers, although the selection is more often oriented to accessibility to certain areas when seeking the best catch. People who live near a body of water can enjoy practicing shore fishing, but most people fish from lakes and ponds, often requiring a boat.
Boat rentals are available in many national parks and other recreational fishing locations, including canoes, kayaks, motor boats and rowboats designed to be powered by oars. In fact, traditional boats had the oarlocks mounted on the gunwales, recalling rowing boats of ancient times; particularly those used during wars and known as galleys, often powered by slave paddlers. Actually, rowboats with gunwale-mounted oarlocks can be found, but they tend to be wide to get enough spread between the oarlocks using long oars. Another type of boats is called shells, usually with motors or pedals but also rowing can be the only propulsion. Shells often have sliding seats, to add leg power to the stroke.
When selecting a boat, one of the most important factors is the size, not too large or too small, at the point to limit the owner. If fishing is a quiet activity, the size of the catch may require space to move, including the gear needed during the activity, but you do not want too much space. If you are unsure of the size of the boat, the rental services can help you out.
At the rental you will be asked what you need the boat for and how many people will be aboard, and if you are going to get help from them, to determine if you will need a rowboat or a motor boat. Depending on how old, big and strong you are, in addition to the water you have chosen, the choice of the right boat can be different of your original expectations, when you are new to fishing.
There is a website that describes boat fishing, ice fishing, and has info on numerous freshwater fish, baits, and lures, plus other great freshwater fishing tips. The website is called: Fishing Stringer, and may be found at this address:
By Robert W. Benjamin
Copyright © 2006
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About the Author: Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 5 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released software on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's.