I've never striper fished in anyway but have seen numerous videos and shows of guys and gals (Capt. Amanda Switzer) fishing the flats up there and they are always in "flats boats". It looks like to me you can easily get away with the Redfishesr, Marquesa, Neptune, Vantage, type boats. If it were me I'd find out who the local guides were and see what they're using. Hard to wrong doing what the pros do.Hi All,
I just recently moved to New England from the south and am looking to get a boat to mostly striper fish on the cape cod flats and am trying to figure out which type of boat makes more sense.
I will be poling I believe a majority of the time and love the polability of the technical skiffs (mainly poled friend's Hell's Bays) and fly fishing exclusively. That being said some of the cape cod flats are more exposed than flats in the SE and it would be nice to fish off the beach for false albacore. I don't care about getting so skinny bc stripers don't get as shallow as redfish but I do want a boat that isn't a hassle to pole.
Looking on advice between a technical poling skiff such as an Ankona Cayenne versus a flats boat such as a Hewes Refisher 18. Especially if anyone has experience fishing the Northeast.
Really appreciate any help on this decision.