Hello guys, Newbie to site but not to sport. I am used to puddle duck hunting in creeks and lakes of VA. I have a blind location on the Potomac for diver hunting this season. I am going to buy a larger boat to diver hunt with. the boat will be used to transport hunters decoys dog ect to the blind. i really like a 19'-21' Carolina Skiff, not sure the pros and cons of using as duck rig. I have been diver hunting on the Potamac and realize the weather there in January thus the reason for larger boat. Thanks.
hnt300 wrote:The blind is in Prince william. I am good with the rip owner for now. What kind of boat would you suggest?
Not sure of the draft on the boat, but some of the creeks which, I assume you will be in are very shallow and soft bottomed near shore. Depending on the tide and wind, you could be stuck for a while. Do you have a spot from land to put in at near the blind? If so, you may opt for something you can carry, launch, and paddle. Tide would not be as big of an issue.
Goose, Pulled the trigger today and put a deposit on a used carolina skiff 238. It will be ready in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to start shooting common mergansers and later on kill my limit of buffleheads heads. Need some barrel stickers and duck commander stickers for the boat! Thanks for the advice.
238 Cskiff is hell of a boat for big water hunting in VA/NC. Nice choice. Put a well grassed mudbuddy blind or similar type on her, load as many decoys as you wanna tie out, and head out. Its awful nice feeling 23 feet of fiberglass and 90 or 115 HP underneath you when it gets sporty in January. Crazy how well that boat can be blended in too, if you have the right camo/blind on her.