Secrets to Fishing on Pontoon Boats

Picture this: gliding through peaceful waters, and hooking that next big fish. This isn’t just fishing, it’s a whole lifestyle here! Stick around, we’re diving deep into everything you need to know about fishing on a pontoon boat. Come join the fun!

A Castaways male guest catches fish on pontoon boat!
The perfect catch!

Are Pontoon Boats Good for Fishing?

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, the convenience of fishing off a pontoon opens up opportunities for relaxed and enjoyable fishing. One of the standout perks is the ease of fishing from pontoons. Being elevated on a pontoon gives you the ultimate bird’s-eye view of the water! Pontoons radiate casual vibes—super roomy deck, cozy seats everywhere, the ideal boat for fishing with the family! The relaxed atmosphere adds to the experience, creating an ideal setting for both fishing success and enjoyment while on the water.

Pontoon boats at Castaways on the River are lined up prepared for a day on the river.
Pontoon boats are all lined up for a day on the river!

What are the Advantages of Pontoon Boats when Fishing? 

From their spacious decks offering ample room to maneuver and cast lines with ease to their sturdy construction, ensuring a smooth and secure fishing experience, pontoon boats stand out for their versatility. Equipped with cutting-edge amenities such as:

  • Ample Seating
  • Sturdy construction
  • Versatility
  • Stable platform

Discover the freedom to explore diverse fishing spots and access otherwise unreachable areas, all while relishing the comfort that these exceptional pontoons bring to your fishing journey. 

How Safe Are Pontoon Boats For Fishing?

When you’re out for a chill fishing trip, safety is super important, Especially when you’re hitting the waters on The St. Johns River! Pontoon boats are the way to go—they’re the perfect combo of comfort and stability. Whether you’re a pro or just starting out, these boats are ideal for safety! Picture this: spacious decks, sturdy build, and zero flipping. Pontoon boats give you a solid base to cast your line and reel in that big catch of the day.

Pontoon boats lined up for a sunny day on the St. Johns River.
Come along for a day on the St. Johns River!

Crafting Your Ideal Fishing Adventure 

Are you licensed to fish in Florida? If not, purchase a license today. Get ready to dive into an adventure that’s both easy and exciting. Contact Castaways on the River by calling  352.759.3422 or visit our St. John’s River Boat Rental page to secure your pontoon boat for a St. Johns River fishing trip. Let’s make your fishing dreams a reality! 🎣

8 Pontoon Boat Fishing Tips You Need to Know

Fishing on a pontoon boat is very popular. Fishers love the stability of the boat while they are fishing. Pontoon boats are also known for their ability to turn on a dime. Grab your fishing gear as we present you with 8 pontoon boat fishing tips to make your day on the St. Johns River a successful one.

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Most pontoon boats have removable Bimini tops to provide shade from the boat deck.

Usage of Anchors

If the wind picks up on your fishing adventure, it’s difficult to keep a pontoon boat in place with one anchor. Castaways on the River ensures to have a second anchor in place in all boats. The second anchor on pontoon boats is essential for providing increased stability and safety, especially in changing water conditions.

Bring Towels

Bring along lots of old towels to spread over seats and underneath coolers and bait storage containers. This will keep your seats clean and your pontoon boat deck safe and free of water.

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Castaways on the River can handle all of your boat rental needs on the St. Johns River.

Bring a Fish Container

Don’t forget a place for all the fish you are going to catch. Bring a separate container to act as a cooler that can hold the fish that you and your fishing friends catch.

Ladder Safety

At Castaways On The River, utilizing the ladder on pontoon boats is essential for ensuring a safe and enjoyable boating experience. The ladder serves as a key tool for easy and secure access to and from the water, whether it’s for swimming, snorkeling, or simply taking a refreshing dip.

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Rent a pontoon boat at Castaways on the River and enjoy a pontoon boat fishing day.

Visit Silver Glen Springs

Whether you’re seeking a relaxing day of swimming, snorkeling, or simply basking in the sun on the sandy shores, Silver Glen Springs offers a refreshing escape from the bustle of everyday life. Read our blog on How to Plan the Perfect Day at Silver Glen Springs to gain tips on creating an ideal day at the Silver Glen Springs.

Plan a Pontoon Boat Fishing Party

Twenty-two foot pontoon boats are a great boat to hold a fishing party of up to 10 people comfortably with enough room to hold all of your bait, tackleboxes and coolers. Equipped with everything from radios to stowaway storage, they are the perfect boat to both fish and hold a pontoon boat party at the same time.

Read our blog on how to plan a pontoon boat party on the St. Johns River to get some pontoon boat fishing party tips.

Rent a Pontoon Boat

Ready to hop aboard and enjoy some pontoon boat fishing on the St. Johns River? Rent a pontoon boat at Castaways on the River. We can handle all of your boat rental needs. We also offer cozy cottages and motel rooms so you can stay awhile and enjoy the peaceful St. Johns River. Pick up the phone and call Castaways on the River at (352) 759-3422 to book your boat rental adventure today.