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.... but have always liked OT's canoes for fishing .
The thing I like most about fishing from a canoe is the pace ... it's much slower than a motorized Jon boat or other motorized fishing types .
The old paddle in hand tends to limit how much distance you can cover and still get plenty of fishing done . I tend to work an area much more thorouly and peacefully when in the canoe , spend much more time casting and fishing and not allowing many a possible spots to just go zipping by as when in a motorized boat .
Not to say the motorized Jon boat isn't a great tool on certain waters , but the canoe definitely has the edge in it's own element .
Again , the canoe and it's pace tend to confine your distance in a days fishing , so one accepts that and just fishes more thoroughly , covers an area more thoroughly ... at least that's the way I feel about it , and I like it alot .
Enjoy more focused fishing from that canoe , more casting - less traveling the expanses of water (less boat ride - more fishing)