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Wife and I live in eastern WA and fish about 5 days a week. We have a typical, heavily built welded aluminum boat.

We have been traveling to Florida to charter fish and have decided we would like to start spending some time down south in the winter. We are planning a trip to the Texas Gulf as it's quite a bit closer for us, and we really like Texas. Thinking a shallow water boat to leave stored down there might make a lot of sense, and just starting to look at boats like Majek's, Hanyie's, etc. It would just be the two of us and we would like something for fishing the flats and shallow areas for redfish, specks, etc. The ability to safely cross a bay that gets choppy would be great. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
 

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What bay? How long a run in exposed water? Ratio of rough water to calm water running? The better a boat will handle the chop, the more shallow water ability you sacrifice, and vice versa, as a general rule. So, how shallow will you be fishing, and will you be primarily poling in shallow water, or using a trolling motor? These guidelines are what the experienced hands here will need to know to make a viable recommendation.
 

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Around POC, Barroom Bay, Mule Slough, Big Pocket, Farewell Island, and Pringle Lake. Around Galveston east bay the marshes and shallow lakes along the IC. Pretty much shallow flats and marshes and plan to trailer to get as close as possible to minimize bigger water crossings.

Also looking at the Hewes Redfisher's and Maverick boats. Thanks in advance for any help.
 
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