When most of us think about saltwater fishing, we think of offshore adventures targeting massive species like marlin and tuna. We think of large waves, big boats, and no land in sight. But there’s more to saltwater fishing than just offshore excursions. The intertidal flats, for example, present fantastic fishing for a wide variety of species. While the fishing may not bring in massive trophies, the active, high-frequency nature of flats fishing makes it well worth the trip, and it’s only a matter of time until you catch a large trophy that would make any offshore angler jealous. To fish the flats, you need the right boat. Not only should it have excellent standard fishing features, it should also have a shallow draft, allowing you to cruise over mere inches of water. While Scout certainly has plenty of large offshore vessels, we also have some of the best flats fishing boats around!
Featured Flats Fishing Boats From Scout
Here are some of the best boats for flats fishing in our lineup!
If you are looking for fishing excellence and outstanding engineering in a small, nimble craft, look no further than the 175 Sportfish. This boat has everything you could need to catch intertidal species, including an aerated live well, ample rod storage, spacious casting areas, and a 10-inch draft, which means you can glide over shallow waters with ease.
You can enhance this flats fishing boat with a load of accessories, including trim tabs, a full bow rail, a trolling motor plug, and a Yeti 65-quart cooler. With the right accessories, this small but capable boat transforms into an elite fishing machine.
This amazing boat gives you everything you need for an excellent fishing experience. It has a wealth of standard features that includes a 20-gallon fuel tank, stainless steel flush-mount rod holders, and a sports seat with a comfortable backrest. This gives you a boat that is not only great for early-morning fishing trips, it’s also great for taking the family on a leisurely boat ride.
Cruise over the flats with the 10-inch draft and you’ll be able to target areas that have never seen a fishing lure. This means more fish in the boat. Whether you’re out for sport or for keepers, you’ll have a wonderful time in the 177 Sport.
With a wide beam, 19 feet in length, and a host of features, this boat is truly one of the best flats fishing boats available. For angling, you’ll have the advantage of expansive rod storage, large casting areas, and a leaning post aerated live well. A raw water wash station or trolling motor plug can also be added to enhance your fishing experience.
You can also enhance the 195 Sportfish to meet your specific needs and preferences. Add features like a Fusion Bluetooth stereo system or a JL audio speakers and you’ll not only be catching fish, you’ll be entertained from start to finish.
SCOUT BOATS: THE BEST FLATS FISHING BOATS
Contact Scout Boats today to learn more about our large selection of fishing boats. From offshore vessels to flats fishing boats, we have everything you need, no matter what you enjoy on the water!