Ready to take your fishing game to the next level? You can do so (quite literally) with a casting platform! In many cases, increasing your elevation is key to spotting fish and indicators that they might be nearby. In this guide we’ll dive into everything you need to know about casting platforms and how to choose the right one for your boat.
Casting Platform Basics
Casting platforms, often associated with poling platforms and sight fishing stands, are designed to create an elevated space for anglers to stand as they fish to gain more visibility of what’s happening beneath the water’s surface. These platforms typically stand between 12 and 18 inches in height and are constructed from an aluminum frame and a non-skid platform.
What to Consider When Buying a Casting Platform
As you choose the right casting platform for your boat it’s important to know which factors to consider in your decision. The most common considerations include:
Custom vs. Aftermarket
The first thing to decide is whether to use an aftermarket solution like the Fishmaster casting platform or to go with a custom design fabricated specifically for your boat.
Standing atop a raised platform to fish can be risky if your casting platform isn’t designed with your safety in mind. That’s why we designed our casting platform with a non-skid fiberglass platform, drainage to prevent slipping on collected water, rubber feet to prevent marring your boat’s deck and an optional leaning rail to provide added stability as you land your catch.
Permanent vs. Temporary Installation
Space on your boat’s deck is limited and it’s important to consider how it’s used. In this case, that means deciding if you want to sacrifice space permanently to install a casting platform or if you’d prefer a temporary solution that can be set up when needed and stored out of the way when not in use. Fishmaster’s casting platform is one of these temporary solutions. A stainless steel turnbuckle holds the casting platform securely in place on deck while in use and makes it easy to remove when it’s not needed.
Elevate Your Game with a Fishmaster Casting Platform
Casting platforms are a great addition for any fisherman who’s looking to improve their sight fishing experience. No matter what you’re fishing for, gaining more visibility is key. That’s why we recommend checking out the Fishmaster Casting Platform for an elevated fishing experience!