Jon Boats

Tracker Grizzly 2072 Jon Boat Review

The 2023 Tracker Grizzly 2072 CC (Center console) jon boat is one of the largest aluminum boats in the Tracker Grizzly family. This is for anglers who want a lot of space and intend to bring friends or the family out on the water and need a good deal of space, deck storage compartments, and…

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Tracker Grizzly 1860 Review

Tracker’s line of Grizzly jon boats are solid boats priced reasonably to slightly premium for most boaters. The 1860 is a 19 foot boat (technically 18 feet but there are pods on the back that extend the length and are helpful in shallow waters) that offers a great option for those looking for a solid…

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How to Transport a Jon Boat Without a Trailer

It is possible in some circumstances to transport a jon boat without a trailer provided you have a vehicle of a size to accommodate the boat. That means a truck that’s big enough and a jon boat that’s small enough. But it can be done successfully and many jon boat owners frequently choose this method…

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Sun Dolphin Pro 120 Review

The Sun Dolphin Pro 120 fishing boat is a sturdy and reliable jon boat on the smaller side of things ideal for solo fishing or fishing with the kids or a friend. It’s been a favorite with anglers for years now and continues to offer solid performance at a decent price. What Is it: If…

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What Size Motor for a Jon Boat?

Because jon boats are flat bottom fishing boats ideal for fishing in rivers, lakes and shallow waters, they typically don’t require the powerful engines you’ll see on sport fishing boats or even smaller bowriders and standard fishing boats. But the size of the motor you need is definitely relative to the size of your jon…

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Tracker Grizzly 1648 Jon Boat Review

Tracker’s line of Grizzly jon boats offer a great option for those looking for reasonably priced aluminum jon boats that are still well made, even if they don’t have a ton of features. The Tracker Grizzly 1648 is a solid model that is one of Tracker’s more popular models. Let’s check it out. What Is…

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9 Jon Boat Storage Ideas

One of the bigger complaints about a jon boat is the lack of storage in many of the simpler models. Fortunately, as basically a blank canvas, there are a few ways to make storage in a jon boat to increase usability and versatility with some simple jon boat mods that add storage. Just remember, when…

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What is a Jon Boat?

Jon boats are flat-bottom boats with squared off bows. They are most popularly used as fishing boats and they tend to be extremely simple in their design. Though not only useable as fishing boats, it’s their flat bottom that makes them ideal for this task since they have a very shallow draft and are easy…

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Best Jon Boats 2023 – Our Top 10 Picks

If you’ve been to the Everglades, the Ozarks, or around the bayou, you’re probably already familiar with Jon boats. They’re no doubt the most popular watercraft you’ll see in the South, and with good reason. Not all waterways are suited to fancy, luxury, high-tech crafts. Some places call for light vessels that can comfortably skim…

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