We are looking to relocate somewhere between fort meyers-port Charlotte or crystal river area. Not looking to take my boat offshore. To fish port Charlotte flats type water and mangroves what maximum draft boat should I be looking at. Any boat model suggestions? Yellowfin prices are out of my league but boats in the teir below it aren’t: hells bay etc…. I won’t be poling and using a trolling motor
But only slightly farther out in 10' -15' of water there is excellent shallow water Grouper fishing in the fall and early winter. So a smaller bay boat would give you more options. This one was on a Pathfinder.
As posted above, since each area is very different, Move first and go out with a few different guides before deciding on what boat you will buy.
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