Fishing Boats Ankeny IA

Fishing is one part skill, one part luck and two parts your boat. Having the right boat can make the difference between a measly catch and tale worth telling for years to come.

Big Creek Marina
(515) 984-6083
8550 NW 142 Ave
Polk City, IA
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Lorenz S Jones Marine Distributors Inc
(515) 964-4205
3402 Se Convenience Blvd
Ankeny, IA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Iowa Model Yacht Racing Club
(515) 778-8353
6813 Aubrey Court
Johnston, IA
 
Waters Edge Marine, Inc.
(515) 278-8676
6060 N. W. Beaver Drive
Johnston, IA
 
Brightwells Boathouse Inc.
(515) 984-7708
6170 Nw Polk City Drive
Polk City, IA
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Great American Outdoor
(515) 964-0611
507 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Lorenz & Jones Marine
(515) 964-4205
3402 Southeast Convenience Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Waters Edge Marine Inc
(515) 278-8676
6060 Nw Beaver Dr
Johnston, IA
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Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Heartland Boats
(515) 727-5577
6516 Beaver Road
Johnston, IA
 
Best Fiberglass Repair Inc.
(515) 279-7027
1226 57th Place
Des Moines, IA
 
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Fishing for compliments or trout

Whether you want to sit silently in the early hours waiting for a nibble or spend your afternoons chasing a blue marlin on the open seas, fishing has an almost universal appeal. If your idea of fishing takes you beyond the dock, the fish you wish to fry will determine the kind of boat you need. Although these are technically powerboats , differences in design and horsepower will determine where they take you while chasing your chosen catch of the day.

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishing leaves the big, powerful boats on the dock. In order to make your way along rivers, shallow lakes or streams, travel light with just the right amount of power. Grab a fishing buddy and escape to quiet rivers and lakes, in a fiberglass or an aluminum boat equipped with a light engine and space for two or three. For family outings, consider a larger boat like a bowrider, runabout or walleye with a small or dual console motor.

Bass Fishing

Not the kind of craft you'd take the family for a day cruise on, these boats are sleek, flashy and lightning-fast. Riding low in the water, these colorful vessels slice the waves with speed, but while their fiberglass or aluminum hulls are light, their price tags can be hefty. With specialized add-ons, bass boats are for serious sport and tournament fishing. Most models have bow and stern platforms for casting, while dream-versions have bow-mounted trolling motors.

Inshore Saltwater Fishing

Often called flat or bay boats, most saltwater fishing vessels are less than 23 feet long and have a single outboard motor. Light and flat, this design will take you to shallow water for access to prime tropical fish, yet it will also provide the deck space you need to cast the perfect lure.

Offshore Saltwater Fishing

Want bigger fish to fry? If your idea of fishing involves the open ocean and a catch Hemingway would envy, you'll need stout tackle and a boat capable of handling any condi...

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