View Full Version : Ready To Buy/Build/source Mini Pontoon

07-09-2014, 10:10 AM
Googling "mini pontoon" or "small pontoon" gives up a gazillion different sources. I'm lost in Googleland.

In my old age, I've got smart & exclusively chase our favorite species with the exception of a cracker or two when available. I've owned pontoons before but never a smaller dedicated crappie rig. Sold my 21' dual console after taking into account the $457.58 cost per pound of old big mouth. That and the crappie have grown up in my fav local lake now. And they taste kinda good too. And it helps that SWMBO has got on board too.

Anything I need to be aware of before commiting to a brand/model/size/options? I'm open to advice and can travel about anywhere east of the big river to pick up. I'm thinking around a 12' x 6' for a little extra room..probably be fishing by my lonesome many times but occasionally will have cohorts. Also...anybody have experience with the German-made Torqeedo electrics? Lotta $$$ but if they are durable and not a lot of troubles, I like the idea. If I don't go that way, I probably want both tiller outboard and trolling motor up front. If correct, many smaller pontoons are showing electric only which is not a total deal killer.

I don't see a specific "BOAT" section other than the small watercraft section. If this needs to be moved, admins have at it.

M R Dux
07-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Talk to Cane Pole and do a search on "pondtoon".

07-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Thanks, Dux. Cane Pole's boat is the reason I decided to go this route. Pondtoon outta give him royalties. Just researching all options to do it right the first time.

07-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Not a owner or want to own, but I have looked at a couple of different small pontoons at local dealer. Not near as impressive as the pondtoon. I have looked CP's over and really impressed with fit and finsh, lots of quality craftsmanship in it. Appears it would be more stable and not blow around like the ones I looked at with the round pontoons.

07-09-2014, 03:28 PM
I have a Pondtoon also I got about a month ago and I am very happy with mine. Mine is not nearly rigged out as nice as Tom's but it works for me. Good luck in your search.

07-09-2014, 04:08 PM
Here is one for sale in my area. Saw it on Craig's list last week. Also saw these on display at the SC Sportsman Classic Outdoor show in March.

2010 Craig-Cat E2 Elite (http://columbia.craigslist.org/boa/4547930038.html)

I do not know the seller or anything about the boat, just thought you would like to see it for comparison.

07-09-2014, 06:15 PM
I have a Pondtoon also I got about a month ago and I am very happy with mine. Mine is not nearly rigged out as nice as Tom's but it works for me. Good luck in your search.

Pix pix ...where's the pix...??


07-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Check this one out...........+++2013 small pontoon and Bimini+++ (http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/boa/4533167563.html)

07-09-2014, 08:03 PM
craigs list hernando co. florida

07-09-2014, 10:21 PM
fished in toms(canepole)last sat.,its a nice setup:biggrin

07-09-2014, 10:50 PM
Yep the little pontoons look like they would be the cats meow for crappie fishing. Wanting one my self and I really like the pics of Cane Poles.

M R Dux
07-10-2014, 07:26 AM
I would have to hire my 7 year old grandson to run all the electronic gadgets on Tom's boat. He knows a lot more about that stuff already than I ever will.

07-10-2014, 07:44 AM
about a month ago. I saw 2 guys fishing from one of those hotwoods 6x12 pontoons. was really impressed at how low it sits in the water and they looked a lot more comfortable than we were in our 16' fish-n-ski procraft.

Cane Pole
07-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Boats | www.boatsandfishing.com (http://www.boatsandfishing.com/taxonomy/term/1)

07-11-2014, 04:56 AM
Pix pix ...where's the pix...??

will have some pics soon in show off your boats.. Wanted to get it set up before I posted...

07-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Boats | www.boatsandfishing.com (http://www.boatsandfishing.com/taxonomy/term/1)

Thanks for that link, CPole! Finally a straightforward website with prices, etc. Most everything I've accessed is very vague and really busy. Most times I didn't know if they were selling pontoons or Smart Car trailers.