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Used Muskie boats

4/2/18 @ 8:56 PM
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smithmerlin
User since 1/20/13

I'm looking for a 10-20 year old aluminum boat for muskie fishing.  I would be fishing alone for the most part, and I have a big concern about working over the side of the boat handling a muskie and getting it released as healthy and as quickly as possible.  I currently use an old 14ft Lund and it's a little cramped, and would like to move up to a 16-17 footer.

If I were a young pup I wouldn't be concerned about how easy it is to work over the side...  But since I'm sort of an old fat fart I must deal issues that don't concern the younger folks.

Thank you for your time, and I would be very grateful for your thoughts and suggestions...



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4/20/18 @ 8:51 PM
Rocky2
User since 4/8/13

I have an 18 ft Lund Alaskan. They also make a 16 ft. model. Doesn't have a raised front deck, so you have a nice open cockpit intmhe front end to work with. I actually now prefer being lower to the water. Makes for easier figure eights and netting. 

4/3/18 @ 5:37 AM
MuskyManiac5
MuskyManiac5
User since 4/20/07

I have an Alumacraft Classic 165 CS, and I bought it for that reason.  I'm a musky fisherman who fishes alone, and on my boat are two rod lockers that run along each side.  I can easily sit on them and with a little body twist work on a fish in the landing net.  Also if I chose to stand I can place one knee on that locker to work the fish.  I love my boat, as it works best for me.

4/2/18 @ 9:21 PM
SuspendedMusky
SuspendedMusky
User since 12/9/08

smithmerlin,

2 aluminum boats that come to mind are the Alumacraft Classic Deluxe or the Dominator.  Both have lower overall side height than the newer, deeper aluminum models.  In addition, I see these for sale used quite often.

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