Bass boats are specifically designed for bass fishing (fishing for a particular type of fish known as the bass fish), and feature various peculiarities in their design aimed at improving one’s fishing experience and making it as comfortable as possible. Choosing the proper seats for your bass boat is a crucial part of creating the ultimate experience – a good bass boat needs to have a seat which is not only flexible but also comfortable enough.
Given the long periods of time you’d normally engage in bass fishing for, comfort is a crucial element – you want to minimize the need for getting up and strolling around the boat, in order to maximize your potential catch. Swiveling seats are usually the best solution – placed in the right spot on the boat, they can allow you to freely rotate around and throw your hook in various spots around the boat, so that you won’t have to turn the entire boat around when you decide you want to try your luck on the other side.
You’ll be somewhat limited by the design of your boat when it comes to picking the seats for it though. If you want to have the most control over the seating and be able to choose from a wide range of available options, your best bet would be to go for a fiberglass construction for the boat’s body. Sure, aluminum solutions tend to look attractive in their price and weight, but it’s the fiberglass ones that are made roomier and open up a wider variety of choices for you when you’re picking their seating solution.
Bench seats can also be a very efficient solution that can provide extra comfort for your passengers, as well as for yourself when you decide you want to take a break from your fishing and just enjoy the scenery for a little while. However, bear in mind that those can very harshly limit your freedom of movement if you decide to line your entire boat with them, so only use them as an auxiliary solution to complement the main seating of your boat. Also, it can be somewhat difficult to find a combination of bench and swiveling seats for bass boats that match nicely, but it’s certainly not impossible. Some more renowned manufacturers offer such combined solutions, so make sure you look everywhere. Sometimes you’ll even be able to find products from different companies that still look nice together, especially if you choose to go with a somewhat more simplistic and cleaned-up design. It really boils down to personal choice.
Last but not least, remember that you’ll sometimes be using your bass boat exclusively for leisure purposes – in these cases, having a good back-to-back seating solution can provide you and your companions with a great degree of comfort, not to mention functionality (if you go for some of the higher-grade models that incorporate extra features into the seating, such as mechanized control over its various features).