Hey guys. I am starting to look into getting a trip put together for next year. I originally was looking at Venice area cuz up until recently we left our boat over there every year for tuna season and came a handful of times each year. But the more I think about it the more I think I am not willing to hit the river before daylight in my little boat. Someone recommended Biloxi WMA and from what I've been able to research it would be a little more practical for my setup, plus it sounds like it offers some great fishing for a cast and blast as well. Anyway, one of my concerns is still whether I have the right boat to try and do this deal. I have a 16ft riveted jon boat with the majority of the boat decked in diamond plate. I use it here on the coast to do a lot of floundering and some flats fishing at our place on the coast, but for duck season I pulled the console and outboard (30hp) and put on a 9 HP longtail for the lakes I hunt around here. My problem is the 9 horse isn't too quick with 3 people and gear (so scouting 40k acres would take a week alone lol), and the outboard may not get me where the ducks are. Any suggestions on which would work best, or if its even in the cards with this setup. I am willing to push pole, wade, etc with the outboard if that would get me in the holes that the outboard wouldn't get me. But would I be pushpoling for a mile? Lol. Anyway, any thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!