Bay skiffs could well be the most utilitarian type of fishing boat available today. They work well in shallow water and at the same time, given reasonable conditions, you can run them offshore in search of larger game too. One of the pioneers of the bay-skiff movement has been Pathfinder.
The newest Pathfinder has an oversized cockpit to handle multiple anglers at once, wide gunwales to facilitate walking around the boat while fighting and casting, and a hydraulic jack plate and trim tabs as standard equipment to get you into the shallow water - and back out again. And while fishing, you'll never be without exactly the right tackle thanks to five vertical rod holders in each side of the console as well as additional horizontal rod carriage under each gunwale. Other fishing amenities include a base plate for a swivel stool on the bow, backing plate and wiring for a bow-mounted trolling motor, an in-deck cast-net storage locker, a 25-gallon livewell and expansive bow and stern decks for fishing.