Originally Posted by 802flyfish
My price max is 3k for a boat. Can I get a used good drift boat for that price ?
Oregon is the land of drift boats, isn't craigslist amazing?
I'd hop on the 18' boat in Bend ASAP. Would be a great lower deschutes and McKenzie rig, as well as good for the lakes around Bend.
18' Fishrite Driftboat
Koffler Drift Boat
Smoker Drifter Drift Boat
15 ft custom built aluminum driftboat
We got this used Koffler boat a long time ago used for $2500. If I was you and doing river and lake work, I would go 16 to 18'. That 18' rig would be a great multiday boat for the John Day, Wallowa/Grande Ronde and Deschutes as well, all good fishing rivers and not too hard of whitewater, though the deschutes can eat boats for inexperienced drift boat drivers.
Also the drift boat would be good to take some long weekends over to Florence or Coos Bay and get some crab and troll around for some salmon in the tide water if you get a kicker motor.