I am looking to buy a boat... Thinking of a jon boat or something along those lines. There are 3 of us in the family, 1 being an 8 year old kid.
We aren't doing anything crazy, just want something to maybe do some bayou fishing and take a trip up the Tchefuncte River every now and then.
What size boat do we need? I have been looking at 14' and have found both a 14' fiberglass skiff with a 25hp Evinrude and a 14' flat with 6hp Evinrude, both running right about $1600.
I have a budget of right about $2k, so I can't afford anything crazy. Any suggestions? A buddy of mine said we'd outsize a 14' fast, but I can't find any decent 16' in the general $2k price range.
I am new to the boat thing, so bear with my stupidity.
I've got a few questions for y'all.
We just moved down here to St. Tammany Parish and brought along a canoe and a kayak. I've got a Minn Kota Endura 45 for the canoe. I've never used the thing, but am excited to get it wet VERY soon.
Here are where my questions arise.
First, do I need to register my canoe if I am going to have the trolling motor attached to it?
Also, in this brackish water, am I going to destroy the thing fast? If I keep spraying it down and what not after trips, will I be ok? If it is going to destroy it, I see Minn Kota makes a saltwater version of the same motor. Can I replace parts on my Endura 45 with those when they rust out?
Just wondering. Yeah, sometimes I ain't the sharpest marble...
I've been living in Louisiana for a few months now and finally getting around to getting a fishing license. I have a Louisiana drivers license, but when I go to enter it in the system it tells me it doesn't recognize the number and to call.
I am about a month short of being at the 6 months the state requires to be a resident, but I didn't get my drivers license until recently. I have been staying with friends until we sold our house in Atlanta and bought a house down here, which we did about 3 weeks ago.
So, here's my question... Am I screwed on being able to get a Louisiana license? I really don't want to have to pay $100 just to have the thing expire here in a few months, only to have to pay another $100 because I never went and got my license.
Anyone have any insight before I call tomorrow? My kid has spring break from school next week and I'd like to spend the time getting lines wet and bending some rods.
Thanks in advance.