The Little Shoals is basically a scaled-down version of our super popular three-person raft the Big Shoals but still has all the features everyone loves about our original.
2’ Long, 4’ Wide
12” Tube Diameter
1mm PVC Wear Layer (top and bottom)
Adjustable Front Casting Brace
Rear Gear Rack on Swivel
Padded Rowers Seat
Sawyer SST 2-Piece SST Oars
Drop Stitched High-Pressure Floor
5 Air Chambers
HD Carry Handles
Fully Welded One-Piece Aluminum Rowing Frame
Sometimes less is more right? On some waters, smaller is better when we are talking about fitting a raft through some tight spaces. That’s where this thing shines. If you only want to take one other person- this is the ticket.
Rafts with 12” diameter tubes tend to be that much easier to fall out of. Most of the people we’ve talked to about fishing from competitor's rafts say that people always go overboard, like a tea kettle right into the drink. For this reason, many have an apprehension about fishing from the competitors rigs on cold days with cold water. Not for our Little Shoals!
We’ve taken our beloved adjustable casting brace and hooked it up to the front of this smaller raft to give you the confidence to stand up and row straight down the chute without putting anyone face-first into the drink. No such gimmick reverse lean bar here, just good old fashioned bent aluminum tube keeping you casting all day long.
The other problem we’ve experienced with a raft of this size and shape is flipping them over. To solve that problem we have our scuppered self-bailing floor to keep us firmly seated on the water surface. All of our rafts with the self-bailing scuppered floor have a little bit of water held underneath the drop-stitched floor between the bottom fabric of the raft body and floor. This breaks the surface tension of the water and acts like ballast to keep the raft sucked to the surface like glue. No tippy feeling, trust us- we’ve tried!
Now is it totally flip proof? No raft is totally flip proof, but if you put it on the right line and keep it punching through those waves, you won’t flip. On flat water, when you go to land a fish like those other boats do, you’re golden.
This is the perfect raft for two people fishing all day or sketchy distant put-ins where every ounce of weight counts.