I have been a fisherman for as long as I can remember. As a child, my dad used to take me with him at a nearby lake, where I have learned the basics in fishing. Now, several decades later, I felt again as a child when I bought my first bait boat.
Suffice to say, a bait boat is not a toy, although it seems to look like that at a first glance. And if you are a fisherman, you get to play with it. A bait boat is an expensive tool designed to help fishermen catch more fish and with less stress. However, not everybody has heard about the bait boat concept and there are few who are ready to buy one, or use one.
What is a bait boat? Why buying such an expensive tool to fish in deep or shallow waters? Is it a must or is it only a luxury? Well, not everybody has heard of bait boats and few fishermen know exactly what a bait boat is.
In simple words, a bait boat is adapted to carry the bait to a specific location decided by the angler. It is radio controlled and used to fish in lakes and rarely on the rivers, to catch pikes and carps. You can make your own bait boat at home, adapting a radio controlled toy boat to transport the bait on your desired location but usually, the best bait boat are the professional ones, those that can be bought from specific stores, on and offline.
There are many features to keep in mind when buying a bait boat. You can chose a simple bait boat, with simple features and low prices and premium bait boats that cost more and more, depending on what the manufacturer installed on them. A good bait boat is the one with multi-bait carrying capabilities, return to shore features, a dedicated system for the transportation a depositing of the baited hook rig, and nighttime navigation lights.
Usually, a bait boat runs on battery that last more or less, depending on the weight, size and type of boat used but is also compatible with modern day solar chargers. They cost more but when you think that a bait boat without batteries is useless, you might want to forget about costs and concentrate more on the benefits rather that anything else.
If you want to buy a bait boat, you must weight your decision thoroughly. It may be the most expensive piece of equipment to buy for fishing and the decision must be wisely taken. I bough an Orca Pondskater bait boat and I have no regrets. It’s my best pal while fishing and I’ll try to explain why:
Orca bait boat can be used night and day, even in harsh weather conditions. It has good sailing characteristics and self righting capabilities, a unique sliding bait delivery system suitable for all types of baits and a perfect design for best efficiency while sailing in waters rich in vegetation. The orca bait boat has even a built-in failsafe device that ensures you the boat is always in sight so it will never be lost. It’s 55x27x28 cm, weights only 3,4 kilograms and the bait hopper capacity is more than one liter. You have access to a 3 channel, 27 to 40 Mhz radio receiver and four 0.3W LED navigational lights. In other words, this is the perfect choice for any fisherman, amateur or professional. It was my first choice, I would never ever try another bait boat and trust me, I am very content with it from the first day I bought it, until now.