I just picked up an older 17 foot Coleman Ram X canoe yesterday. Its bare bones, two seats and came with two paddles. I am thinking about doing some modifications to it to make easier for fishing out of. This canoe will most likely never see a river. I plan on using it mostly at local lakes here in the Valley and possibly on some of the smaller creeks (Like Wasilla and Jim Creek) around here. I know one thing I plan on adding are some pole holders, not sure how I am going to go about this as every thing must sit either under the top edge of the canoe or be taken off and put on with ease as this canoe will be loaded onto the top of a vehicle %80 of the time its being transported. I also plan on eventually getting a Trolling motor to use on it as well, but that isn't a primary concern just yet.
So this got me to thinking, what else have others up here in Alaska done to make their canoes more fishing friendly. I have been looking up this topic on Google and seen some pretty interesting ideas, but figured I would like to see what other Alaskans have done as well.