Crestliner Fish Hawk 1750 for Winnebago
3/20/16 @ 5:39 PM
Looking to start fishing Winnebago a lot more now that kids are older. Am looking at an '02 Crestliner Fish Hawk 1750 (dual counsel) with a 90hp Merc 2-stroke. Any thoughts good & bad would be much appreciated. Wondering if this is enough boat to handle the normal 'Bago chop & also if 90hp is adequate (I believe this model was rated for 115hp back in '02). I know Crestliner makes a good boat, just not sure if I need to go up to the Super Hawk or Tournament Series lines? Thanks much in advance for any help anyone can provide.
3/21/16 @ 6:51 AM
If you were looking at the one from craiglist saturday its in my driveway I fished bago in a 14 foot p.o.s. and a 16 foot mirro with a 25 horse. Watch the weather and you were fine in either of those boats. Need more than a 17.5 for that lake is absurd to me. It can get bad quick so dont fish 10 miles from home or trailer to where you want to fish instead of boating forever away.
The county landing off of A in neenah offers alot of sheltered spot to fish in any conditions. Islands, bays and curvy shorelines to block the wind.
3/21/16 @ 4:42 AM
3/20/16 @ 9:48 PM
3/20/16 @ 6:35 PM
I have a 17.8 ft older dv tracker w/90 horse . have been on bago and have had it turn ugly. Not fun. A newer boat with bigger beam and a second source of power is kicker is recommended. I have been out in 4 foot seas on lake Michigan but bago is a naster beast kicks up even faster that big pond. If you watch weather you'll be fine but if you are like me I like to feel safer ID go a bit bigger.