I've only been on the water a few times, I'm a prairie person. I normally fish the rivers, but when going out onto the ocean and seeing what can be done, kinda hard fishing onshore without even a jet boat. So I'm considering buying a boat and learning the ropes, and am a good study.
I need help here, don't have the biggest budget by no means, don't even know what kind of boats to get into. Was hoping for a comfortable boat with some comfort options, quarters, enclosed head, but of course primary purpose to fish out of. So a good fishing rig but not necessarily a total fishing platform like the walkarounds, but if need be?
Figure to start to not venture out too far, but as I learn to get out further on good weather days, never pushing my luck but with a favourable forecast be nice to venture 25 miles for good bottomfish fishing?
So currently I have been looking at the 1988-1989 to early 1990's 24 foot Trophy Bayliners, hoping they have an enclosed head. Are they seaworthy on the bigger water? I like the moderate size cab, not necessarily the enclosed cab, Im worrried they will put a crimp on the fishing functionality, but perhaps the same cab with open back that has the vinyl.
Do you have better suggestions in that approximate size? I can't break the bank, if I'm lucky I will get on the ocean 2 weeks per year. I will be shopping out of Canada and the lower 48, so that should get me good bang for my buck.
Please give me the inns and outs of such a boat, also better suggestions ?