How can I be safe as a beginner deep sea fishing in a canoe with a motor?

+3 votes
asked May 18, 2017 in Saltwater Fishing by Dalsina (15 points)
I am planning to buy one, and want to be safe.

2 Answers

+1 vote
answered May 23, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
You will want to find one that is very stable (so wider would be better) - I personally don't have experience with having a canoe on open water, but a sit on top kayak could also do the trick, the nice thing about those is if water gets in them, it just drains out the scupper holes. if you get water in a canoe, it will sink... I have seen fishing kayaks with small motors on them too, so it isn't out of the realm of possibilities, i'd look into that as another option to consider. Good Luck, and always tether anything you don't want to lose onto your vessel and keep your PFD on when in a canoe or kayak on the ocean, you never know when you could flip and it won't help you if it is stored in a hatch.
0 votes
answered May 23, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
No personal experience with it, but I would say consult the dealer or shop and ask their advice on use and safety measures. Can't go wrong there. Good luck
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