- Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:55 pm
Like any other vessel, a personal watercraft has its pros and its cons as a fishing craft. They are a great way to get to distant spots, but running them in shallow mud would be awful hard on the impeller. Not to mention what those oysters would do to that pretty fiberglass hull........ I have seen PWCs used to fish the north end of Conroe, in the stumpy areas that eat propellers. I never tried fishing from one, but for my style of fishing it would be pretty much worthless. My Soloskiff is a much better fit for me. I can see, however, where they would be a viable vessel for some fishing styles. I have heard of folks attaching an electric motor for maneuvering and positioning, but have yet to see such a critter. Be advised, unless the laws have changed it's still illegal to operate one at night, even if you outfit it with navigation lights (I have seen that). I certainly wouldn't want to be on the bay at night on one, even if it was all lit up.