Best boat for inshore/nearshore gulf
I'm looking to upgrade my 18' Action Craft to a 22-24' bay boat or similar style boat. I've been looking around at quite a few boats but want to get some input here. The boat needs to be able to get in shallow enough to fish the mangroves and oyster bars of pine island sound/estero bay, while being capable of handling a 2/3' gulf chop for running to nearshore numbers and the occasional grouper run. Needs large livewells and a good fishing platform of course. Looking in the price range of action craft, Pathfinder, etc. Thanks for any suggestions.