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    Does anybody have a Ranger 619 or 620?

    I have been looking at the 1880MS and these two models above. I am not interested in buying one with a kicker, FYSA. I was wondering at what depth you are drafting at in your boat. I would be buying a bass boat, but I have a young family, and need the flexibility of one of these hulls. I have been told they draft in as little as 18 inches. Can anyone confirm this?

    What length of rods are you able to strap on top of your deck from the nose of the boat to the driver's and passenger's console?

    Also, if there is anyone in the northern, Va area that has one I could look at?

    Thanks fellas.

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    Check out walleyecentral. Lots of multispecies guys over there
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    Quote Originally Posted by slonezp View Post
    Check out walleyecentral. Lots of multispecies guys over there
    Thanks. I have been looking there, just haven't posted in that forum yet. I suppose I will have too if I do not get a response soon. I am posting in here primarily because I love bass fishing, as do most of the members here. I was hoping to get some bass fishing insights, strengths and weaknesses of this model through the lens of a bass fisherman.

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    I run a 620 on Lake of the Woods and an 1880 on Lake Havasu. Both will go through 18" of water at a slow speed. The 620 deck will allow you to stow your 7" 3" rods flat, but the 1880 will only allow flat storage of rods less than 6'6".
    The 620 is a much better hull for both fishing and running. I don't care for the 1880, but the significant cost difference makes it a viable choice. Both boat will serve one well as a family boat as well as a fishing boat.
    Email if you have questions...southshore2776@wiktel.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southshore View Post
    I run a 620 on Lake of the Woods and an 1880 on Lake Havasu. Both will go through 18" of water at a slow speed. The 620 deck will allow you to stow your 7" 3" rods flat, but the 1880 will only allow flat storage of rods less than 6'6".
    The 620 is a much better hull for both fishing and running. I don't care for the 1880, but the significant cost difference makes it a viable choice. Both boat will serve one well as a family boat as well as a fishing boat.
    Email if you have questions...southshore2776@wiktel.com
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    Very helpful. Thanks Ray!

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    I now own a Ranger 620 DVS after 5 or so bas boats. I can go into almost as shallow water with the Ranger as I could with the bass boat. Fished Champlain and a few other BIG lakes and am glad I am in the 620 now. Much better ride and much dryer when the waves kick up. It is equipped with a Yamaha 225 and a Yamaha 9.9 kicker.

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    I run a 2050 Reata...it's been a great family boat and fishes okay. But now I'd rather have a great fishing boat and an okay family boat. With that said, my next boat will be a 620.
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    On my second season on Champlain with my 2016 621 300 vrod/9.9 kicker. Absolutely love my boat. Not as fast as my previous bass boats but MOST of the time I don't mind! A fishing machine all types all water in comfort. Excellent dry ride for a 21 foot boat. Like a swiss army knife boat practical easy to live with well thought out, No I don't work for Ranger lol....
    My last 2 boats for example a 21 bullet/300xs and an Allison 21/300xs.
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    I went from a old 396v ranger bass boat to a 620vs. The 620 is a great boat and I have been able to shallow launch it with great success where the 396 woul take some work. I strictly fish walleye so not much help on the bass fishing but you should be able to make it work.
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    Thanks a lot all. I have been out of the country and am just getting back. Your input is much appreciated.

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    I have a new 1880MS and I love it! I do a little bass and walleye fishing, a lot of musky fishing and even have been trolling for salmon on Lake Michigan. It also make's a great family cruiser and pulls skiers and tubers. So, for me, it really does it all. As others have mentioned, its a nice, smooth dry ride.
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