There is no fun in pontooning without some fishing. There are multiple pontoon boats available in different sizes for fishing. They have plenty of features and functionalities for you take up a fishing expedition. Some of the most popular pontoon fishing boats that versatile and yet small in size are listed below.
Bennington S Series
The Bennington S Series fishing boats blend quality and utility providing great value for their cost. The 8’ narrow beam models are ideal for people who are looking for small pontoon fishing boats. Made in lengths ranging from 16 to 21 foot, these boats can accommodate half a dozen to ten people easily. A four-pole rod holder and a L-seat livewell at aft are available along with a Striker 4 Fish Graph to find swarms of fish. Gas engines from 9.9hp to 115hp depending on length as well as an electric motor may be opted for. The S series starts from around $15,800 for the 16-foot model while the 21-foot costs upward of $20,000.
Berkshire CTS 17 A Fishing Boat
The Berkshire CTS 17A is the perfect small pontoon fishing boat to go on a fishing expedition in style. It has all the basic amenities required for a great fishing experience without compromising on comfort and can house eight to nine persons easily. It has a starboard top Fishing center with a livewell that can also hold rods. Fishing gadgetry includes a Humminbird fish/depth sounder to find you the perfect spot for fishing. With an outboard engine of 60hp, moving about is a breeze. For people who are looking for a slightly bigger boat, the CTS 20 A is another option from Berkshire worth considering.
2017 SUN TRACKER BASS BUGGY 16 DLX
For a large family or a group of friends who spend the weekend fishing and having fun on the water, the Sun Tracker’s Bass Buggy 16 DLX is the perfect water vessel. It has features that are at par with the best small pontoon fishing boats. The boat has two foldable fishing chairs bow side. There is an aerated livewell and vertical rod holder at console. A Lowrance HOOK-3x fishfinder can be opted for along with a trolling motor. Engine options vary from 9.9hp to 40hp. It is available starting from $11,995. Its great color options, features and 10-year warranty make it a great value for money boat. An electric variant of the same model is also available for $13,995.
Lowe Ultra 162 Fish & Cruise
The Ultra 162 manufactured by Lowe is one of the most easy-handling and functional small pontoon fishing boat. It allows up to eight people to indulge in fishing and fun activities. It has two folding fishing seats in the bow along with special fishing helm and passenger chairs. An aerated livewell is present bow side with a 15-gallon capacity. Factory installed fishing equipment includes a Lowrance Hook 3X Fishfinder, four bow rod holders, and a trolling motor. Engine options range from 9.9hp to 50hp. The boat retails from $14,200.
Sun Chaser Classic Fish 816 Fish
One of the most versatile and small pontoon fishing boat is the Classic Fish 816 from the house of Sun Chaser. It accommodates six persons for the fishing expedition and has two dedicated seats for fishing in the bow area. There is a fishing station at the back that has a livewell and fishing rod holders. The boat can accommodate a cooler table that allows you to relax and chill while you wait for your catch making it perfect for fishing.