Fishing from a pontoon boat
Pontoon Boat Fishing
What a great way to go fishing with the family or just some good friends. It’s like fishing from your living room!
Pontoon boat fishing can be so much fun. I call it “my living on the water”. You have couches, easy chairs, chairs with backs on them so you can lean back with comfort, a grill if needed, porta potty, swim platform and ladder for when it gets too hot to fish and you want to cool off in the summer time, bimini top for shade, a sink, plus a cooler for all the necessary beverages and food. All the comforts of home right on the water.
As for fishing, there is plenty of room for everyone to fish comfortably. We have a 24’ long pontoon boat so someone can fish in the back or stern, and one in the front or bow, and two on the sides. Everyone can fish at the same time in comfort standing up or sitting down.
We had many good times catching panfish, northern pike, Walleye and largemouth bass to name a few. Someone would toss a bobber or floats rigged with live bait of some choosing such as a worm or a minnow and just relax until you get a bite. Others would cast a spinner bait or any other kind of artificial lure hoping to entice a northern pike or largemouth bass or anything else that might be lurking in the lake.
If the wind is just right and not too strong, drifting is a great way to pontoon boat fish. However if the wind is too strong a pontoon boat will drift very fast. It acts a like a sailboat because it sits up high out of the water plus if you have the bimini top up it will catch the wind like a sail.
Pontoon boat fishing can be very safe for kids because the sides are higher than most fishing boats. Plus a pontoon boat with good size pontoons can be pretty stable. If there are water skiers around you while you are fishing they will create quite a wake and make any boat unstable just like any other boat. We try to point the boat into the waves when this occurs. When the lake gets busier, we look for more secluded areas of the lake such as bays or river inlets to anchor in. Then we fish near some lily pads or weed beds and take it easy. Sometimes, this just might be where you will find some panfish away from busy part of the lake.
We still get together and enjoy some fishing fun and go swimming in the summer from our pontoon boat. This pontoon boat has provided numerous times out on the water, fishing for panfish and enjoying the family and our friends.
Pontoon boat fishing with the kids was always fun when they were younger. Actually it still is fun now that they are adults. Now they can bait their own hook!
External RSSPONTOON BOAT – 2009 SUN TRACKER 24ft
1985 Harris FloteBote 240 Classic 20' Pontoon - Michigan
1987 Sylvan 24SL2 Pontoon Boat with 1998 Evinrude 50HP Outboard Engine
1991 Landau 18' Pontoon & Trailer - Florida
1992 Fisher 200 Deluxe 20' Pontoon & Trailer - Illinois
1994 Manitou 24 Foot Pontoon Boat with Honda Outboard
1998 Suncruiser Trinidad with 1996 70hp Evinrude Outboard Motor
2000 Voyager Pontoon Boat, Solomons Maryland | No Fees & No Reserve
2000 Weeres Sportsman Deluxe 20 Mercury 60 HP outboard PONTOON BOAT
2003 BAYLINER 249 SD SUN DECK BOAT 5.0L V8 235HP W/TRAILER GOOD CONDITION
2003 Bayliner 185 Bowrider with trailer
2003 Bennington 2275 FSI Pontoon Boat
2003 ODYSSEY FISHING PONTOON 50HP JOHNSON FOURSTROKE OUTBOARD
2004 Bennington 227 L Pontoon Boat with 2003 Evinrude 75HP Engine
2005 BENNINGTON SEDONA F19 Pontoon boat and 50 HP Yamaha
2006 Suntracker Party Barge PB 21 Pontoon Boat
2008 Bennington 2050 GL Pontoon Boat
2008 Bennington 2275 FSI Pontoon Boat
2009 Bennington 2050 GL Pontoon Boat W/ 2008 Evinrude 90HP E-Tec Outboard Engine
2009 Bennington 2574 GL Pontoon Boat
2010 Bennington 2574 GL Pontoon Boat
2011 Bennington 2574 GL Pontoon Boat
2011 Craigcat E 2 Elite
2011 south bay pontoon boat tri toon
2012 Bennington 2574 GL Pontoon Boat
2013 AVALON 27' DECO FUNSHIP ELITE PONTOON TRITOON! DOUBLE DECK w/SLIDE
2013 BENTLEY 220 crs w/ Mercury 60HP 4-Stroke Great Condition
2014 Bennington 2075 GL Pontoon Boat
2014 Bennington 2375 GCW Pontoon Boat
2014 Bennington 24 SSRX Pontoon Boat
2014 Bennington pontoon boat
2014 Harris 240 Cruiser Tritoon Pontoon Boat/2015 Trailer - SUPER LOW HOURS!
2014 Tohoe Pontoon 20ft Cruiser
2015 Bennington 2075 GL Pontoon Boat
2015 Bennington 22SLX Pontoon Boat!
2015 Lowe SS250 Tri-toon w/Supercharge 4Stroke Mercury 250 hp Motor
2015 Sweetwater Model 2486 Pontoon Boat 24ft Mercury 60HP EFI BF Command Thrust
2016 Bass Tracker Pro 170 with 50 HP Mercury
2016 Bennington 20 SSRX Pontoon Boat
2016 Bennington 2274 GL Pontoon Boat
2016 Bennington 2275 GCW Pontoon Boat
2016 Bennington 2375 GCW Pontoon Boat
2017 Bennington 22 GSR Pontoon Boat
2017 Bennington 2375 GCW Pontoon Boat
2017 Bentley Cruise 240 pontoon boat 90 HP Mercury 4 stroke demo boat
2017 Bentley Cruise 243 pontoon tritoon boat 150 HP Mercury 4 stroke
2017 Playcraft 2700 XTreme Pontoon - 400R Mercury Outboard - LOADED!
2018 10'x26' ft Pontoon boat with trailer and 175 hp mercury
2015 Bennington 2274 GL Pontoon Boat
2018 20 ft Pontoon boat with trailer and 40 hp Honda 4 stroke rigged
2018 Bennington 24 SSRCX Premium Pontoon Boat
2018 Bennington 24 SSRCXP Tritoon Pontoon Boat
22' FULLY CUSTOM PONTOON BOAT
24 Tmltz Tritoon rear lounger pontoon boat----High quality
2485 Tmltz Cruise tritoon pontoon boat
2585 Funship cruise pontoon boat-ski bar Hpp tubes
2685 Tmltz Cruise tritoon pontoon boat
Aqua Patio Elite Pontoon Boat
BOAT &TRAILER ARIZONA 1992 Spectrum BLX CRUSIER 24' Pontoon & Trailer PHOENIX
BRAND NEW 2017 AVALON 23' CRUISE GS PONTOON / TRITOON EXPRESS W/ 150 SUZUKI 4S!
BRAND NEW- 2016 MISTY HARBOR 225 CC CENTER CONSOLE FISHING FAMILY PONTOON BOAT
Bentley Pontoon Boat 240 Cruise 24' 90 HP Honda w/ Trailer Serviced!
Brand New Sylvan Pontoon Port Bar
CREST Navy/Platinum 2013 25' 250 SL Classic Pontoon Boat (Margate, NJ)
Dealer demo 24 ft pontoon boat with 300 4 stroke and trailer
Factory direct pontoon boats-New 20 ft Grand Island Partyfish
Fall Blowout- 27 ft with 300 and trailer High end Lists at $90K
G3 X-24 SS SUNCATCHER.... 115 YAMAHA...... LOADED
Mercury 90 Four Stroke with Fish and Ski Boat and Trailer
NEW 2017 Aloha Paradise Series 260S Sundeck Triple Pontoon
NEW 2017 Aloha Paradise Series 300 Sundeck Triple Pontoon
New -16 ft pontoon boat by 7 ft Tahoe pontoon boat
New 14 Ft high quality pontoon boat -New non current.
2003 Tracker Tahoe 202 Deck Boat w/ Mercury 150hp Great Condition
New 18 ft by 7 ft pontoon boat with 40 four stroke and a single axle trailer
New 20 ft Quad Fish pontoon boat with High performance tubes
New 20 ft Rear entry cruise pontoon boat-- Factory Direct
New 2016 SunCatcher V16 C Blue 50hp
New 24 fish and fun Grand Island pontoon boat
New 24 ft pontoon boat with reclining chairs with 60 Mercury and trailer
New Sylvan 820 Cruise and Fish Pontoon
New Sylvan Mirage 4.0 Fishing Pontoon with 40 HP Yamaha Fourstroke Motor
New Sylvan Mirage 820 Cruise Pontoon // 40 HP Yamaha
New Sylvan Mirage 822 LZ Pontoon with T50 HP Yamaha Fourstroke Motor
New Sylvan Mirage 822 Party Fish Pontoon with T50 HP Yamaha Fourstroke Motor
New high end 23 ft pontoon boat with 60 four stroke Mercury CT
New-2585 Funship cruise pontoon boat
New-2785 Funship cruise pontoon boat with 150 and trailer
Pontoon boat 26 foot; 2007; Sun Tracker
Smokercraft pontoon boat
Sun Tracker 18ft Pontoon Boat 60HP Outboard w/Trailer
Sun Tracker Party Cruiser 32 ft pontoon house boat
Triple Toon I/O 2000 Premier Pontoon
Note: All prices in US Dollars