How to turn a jon boat into a river fishing boat?

I have a 14ft. jon boat that I want to take out on the river near me for salmon/ steelhead fishing. What could I do/ add to the jon boat to make it better for this?

This is what I did with mine and It rocks! Put a platform in front with a seat up there with it. Then get a trolling motor and a quick release anchor system. This set up gives me great control in rivers. just drift down river until you see a spot that you want to fish. drop the anchor and fish. When your done with that spot, just tug on your anchor rope and drift some more. use the trolling motor to move from one side of the river to the other. The shallow rapids with always be difficult with a jon however. I have not gotten a jet drive motor but that is a great Idea if you can afford it.

Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    It floats doesnt it? Then whats the change about it?
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  2. beeverfishing_me says:

    Get a jet drive motor !!
    install a few "good" pole holders
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  3. Sam Danko says:

    This is what I did with mine and It rocks! Put a platform in front with a seat up there with it. Then get a trolling motor and a quick release anchor system. This set up gives me great control in rivers. just drift down river until you see a spot that you want to fish. drop the anchor and fish. When your done with that spot, just tug on your anchor rope and drift some more. use the trolling motor to move from one side of the river to the other. The shallow rapids with always be difficult with a jon however. I have not gotten a jet drive motor but that is a great Idea if you can afford it.
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    Been there