Recently I picked up a 15 foot Old Town square end canoe. I got it at a Dick's Sporting Goods on a really great sale. I figured it would be great for fishing small lakes for Large Mouth Bass and other fish that inhabit these places. I also figured it would be a great puddle duck hunting vehicle since it is in OD green. The canoe has a forward and aft seat with a bench in the middle. The bench has a sealed hatch for your stuff and a box of ammo and what not. then it has 3 cup holders for beverages. The square end is reinforced with wood and can take up to a 4.5 hp engine. One day i will get a 3.5 for it but not anytime soon.
Today was the canoes Maiden Voyage. My buddy Tony and I grabbed a few rods, a cooler with ice, and threw the canoe on the roof of the jeep. We chose to hit a Bass Management Lake about 45 minutes away. Paddling the canoe requires a little more effort due to the extra beam and keel, but is manageable. We each caught a bunch of bass on 4.5 inch purple rubber worms. Other than that we spent the afternoon paddling around and having a bunch of laughs. In all we got about 15 bass. I did notice the lake was full of nice sized sunfish. I will have to take the 4wt out next time for these guys. I am overall very happy adding a canoe to the line up. I prefer it better than the yak since i can add and engine, take dog, load it with decoys, and a second person.