Our Sylvan pontoon fishing boat has been a great boat as we introduced our kids to exploring Florida’s waterways. Whether its a bay, lake, river or even the Gulf of Mexico, our 2017 Sylvan 82520 Mirage 4PT has given us a great time! With all the other types of boats out there, I never knew I’d become such a fan of pontoon boats.
With a name like Pontoon-A-Fish, you know we are serious (OK, maybe not) but we do a lot of fishing from this boat. Check out our fishing adventures page to see more, but fishing and boating go hand in hand. We settled on this model because we wanted a boat that would excel as a fishing boat, and a family boat. Many boats only do one of those things well. With this boat, our kids can bring friends, we can go tubing, waterskiing or kneeboarding, hang out at the beach or explore barrier islands. Or we can just go for a cruise with friends. But we can also fish, and fish hard!
With our Nissan NV 3500 Passenger van we call the KempBus, we have hauled this boat to New Orleans, Lake Guntersville, Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Cumberland, Lake Erie, Lake Superior, the Tahquamenon River, and the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in Minnesota. Everywhere we have gone, we have caught fish, seen amazing scenery and had a great time. Sylvan pontoon fishing boats are a great boat for young families or anyone who likes to fish and cruise in comfort. But this isn’t your grandfather’s pontoon boat. With the 115 HP Yamaha Marine outboard, this boat will cruise at 20 miles per hour! Check out our video review below of our Sylvan 8520 Mirage 4PT pontoon boat and see if a pontoon fishing boat is right for you! For more information on Sylvan pontoon boats, visit their website.
If a family cruiser is more your speed, check out our review of the Sylvan 8520 Mirage Cruise-N-Fish!
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