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Boat makers cater to America's
love affair with walleye angling

America's new-found love affair with walleye fishing is alive and well, and boat makers are catering to its fancy.

Updated: February 25, 2003, 4:08 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's
Backroads with Ron & Raven

America's new-found love affair with walleye fishing is alive and well.

What's more, the affinity for walleyes has jumped the gunwales of the boat business.

In the category of fishing craft, it used to be the seasonal question of what's new, bigger, faster, fancier and blah, blah, blah, was largely limited to bass boats.

Bass anglers tended to seek casting comforts beyond imagination, while a typical walleye fisherman settled for your basic tin boat with hard bench seats and ...

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