Re: New to Area need a little help!
There is decent fishing in the bay but being able to get outside is also a plus. I did my best bass fishing this year in the bay on a buddys 19ft walk around with a 150 ob in 4ft of water without a problem. Then like most days it was open ocean fishing within a few miles for better fishing for me at least. I think the 17ft skiff would limit you, but it depends on how much, type of fish, length of your season, and yes the old cash!!
I also own a 23ft cuddy pina colata cruiser that I fish in the bay and ocean without many restrictions with the exception of some of the flats near the inlet. Hopes this helps...good luck.
"You cant catch fish from the driveway!!"