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Just watching Fishing Show. They are in Kayaks just got this 12 foot Jon.

I’m thinking small rivers and Lake Coves. My Son says use it. Gigging or whatever just be careful.

Are Kayaks more stable? They are out in what I consider rough Lake and standing up in them.

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It’s a 36 but yes the older fat guy that has trouble walking on dry ground might be a problem.

Been trying to get my wife to let me get a 16/48 but I messed up selling my 18/60.

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You need a pontoon that is kept at a dock for easy access for old fat guys like you and me. Gotta make sure we get back home safely from our fishing trips.
My wife actually showed interest in Pontoons but it would have to come home every day.

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I've got one I throw in the back of the pick up. It ain't made for standing and casting from. With a sculling notch and oar, I can get in a lot of places I other wise couldn't from a boat. It ain't for standing and stumbling around in that's for sure. As long as if you have reasonable balance and can stand steady, you should be able to stand long enough to take a leak, without having to dive over the side, though.
 

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As long as if you have reasonable balance and can stand steady, you should be able to stand long enough to take a leak, without having to dive over the side, though.
My wife says "you guys are lucky". When on Truman I have to find a secluded cove and beach the boat and let her find a bush to hide behind.
 

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I watched that show, a well balanced guy on really calm no current water using a hand held remote for his trolling motor.

12 foot V-bottom is all you need, that is what we used for years on lakes or rivers.
Started with putting it in the back of the 1955 Ford Country Squire , then a 60 Rambler wagon, then car top hauling on a 63 Rambler then I bought a Montgomery ward trailer for $99, powered it with a 7.5hp McCulloch motor
 

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My Son would stand up in the front of my old one said it was good for gigging.

I’m thinking if we do this just use LED Light Bar and Battery.

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First time I took my wife fishing was on Greer’s Ferry Lake in a 10/32 with a 9.9 that I hauled on top of an S-10 Blazer. It’s 40K acres and 200ft deep. But you should look at the mini pontoons. Gillgetters is one manufacturer. They make 12’ pontoons. Maybe smaller.
 

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way more that a 10'boat!
I sunk a 10 footer years ago.

Years ago two guys and two kids drowned last day of Gigging Season in the river in a 10 foot boat.

I had a 12 footer I would take it out on Truman Lake. Had my Grandson and me in it he weighed over 300 pounds so I figured I could haul me and a Hog in it.

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