2023 Freshwater Boat and Gear Buyers Guide

It’s about time—freshwater anglers deserve a dedicated Buyers Guide. Introducing for the first time ever, the Freshwater Boat and Gear Buyers Guide. Below you’ll find boat reviews (pricing, specs and performance stats!), boat videos and product reviews.
G3 Sportsman 1910

With this first of what will be an annual Freshwater Boat and Gear Buyers Guide, we bring the product-testing and content creation chops for which we are renowned to what might be the most-engaged and informed niche audience in the world: freshwater anglers.

Our staff and contributors test more than 100 different boats per year, powered by every type of propulsion from big diesel inboards to electric trolling motors. Our four senior staff editors possess a combined 190 years of boating experience. In addition to the magazine and its associated social platform, we produce videos, author books and host events. At our core, we are anglers, boat owners and we love what we do.

Here you’ll find boat reviews and videos that include performance data our editors collected firsthand, allowing you to compare boats and engines on the basis of speed and efficiency (as you do year-round with our boat tests and other Buyers Guides). And whether it’s a boat review, a kayak review or an electronics review, you’ll find the specs, pricing and insightful comments that can only be produced when boaters and anglers produce content for other boaters and anglers.