View Full Version : Getting my compact pontoon ready for fishing

05-16-2016, 07:13 PM
I've had my Paddle King Lo Pro Angler for a month now and am finally getting it rigged to fish. Pretty simple rigging as, living in Michigan, we are limited to 2 rods per angler so no spider rigging. Anyway, I took the pontoon up to the factory in Carson City MI for some very minor warranty work. While I was there I asked to have an additional bracket put on one of the pontoons to be used for the transducer mount. When I purchased the boat it was suppose to come with a mooring cover but the dealer did not have it in stock. I was able to pick up the cover while at the factory and they even installed it for me. Mark, the owner of Apaddle King, did most of the work himself to include welding on the additional bracket. I installed the Humminbird Helix 5 today along with the Scotty rail mounts for my rod holders. Everything checked out so it looks like I am ready to hit the water once the weather cooperates.

05-16-2016, 07:23 PM
Very nice. Just at the right time to enjoy all summer.

vic n
05-16-2016, 08:23 PM
Oh, that looks like niiiiiiiice!

05-16-2016, 08:32 PM
Thanks. Here are some pictures of the rail mounts with rod holders:

05-16-2016, 08:33 PM
Here is the other side:

05-17-2016, 05:35 AM
looking good

vic n
05-17-2016, 08:30 AM
Will there be a trolling motor on the front? That's going to be a fun set-up for sure!

05-17-2016, 11:30 AM
No sure on the trolling motor yet. I was thinking about a Minn Kota Maxxum hand control with the latch and door mount for pontoons. I think I will fish out of it for awhile before I go make a decision. I like the open deck so I can move around. I will be mounting some LED's under the front deck for night fishing as well as putting lights in the storage bins and the live well. Will also put some LED strips in the cockpit and under the Bimini top. With the four stroke in gear and idling, I can troll between .8 and 1 mph.

05-19-2016, 07:59 AM
Nice toon. Think I looked at one at the Novi fishing show.

FYI, its 3 rods per person 6 hook limit. So 2 people with 3 rods each can spider rig two jigs per rod.

05-19-2016, 08:50 AM
Next winter hook it to the motor home and tow it down here.
Its too nice to leave sit very long.

05-19-2016, 08:53 AM
Look into an iPilot or Xi5 trolling motor. I'll never own another boat without one.

05-19-2016, 08:58 AM
Very nice setup.

Cane Pole
05-19-2016, 01:47 PM
Yes they are nice. I looked at one in Memphis when returning from Sardis, Ms a few years back.

05-20-2016, 07:08 AM
Thanks for setting me straight. Now I need to buy 4 more Rail mounts and 4 more rod holders�� Set up with 2 rods going off each side of the toon and 2 rods straight out the back, that would sure cover a lot of water.
Thanks for all the replies. Now I just need to get it on the water but that will not be to next week.

05-20-2016, 07:42 AM
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Tony the Tiger
05-20-2016, 08:12 AM
Nice setup

Erin Brewer
05-20-2016, 10:03 AM
Thats a awesome little rig you got there!

05-20-2016, 01:53 PM
Very nice boat.

05-20-2016, 06:48 PM
Nice setup. That would be great for night fishing.

12-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Looks great Boh. will be acquiring a pontoon to fish out of and drag the rugrats around on tubes soon myself.

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