I think this new Cig has a LOT of appeal. To heck with fishing...I don't think that's the niche that this is trying to fill at all. Let's face it, just because it's a CC, doesn't automatically make it a fishing boat. If fishing is your thing, then buy a real fishing boat. There are plenty out there. This boat is perfect for an all-around good time: Spacious, comfortable, sharp-looking, easy anchoring/rafting/sand-barring, reliable power, easy maintenance & cleaning, etc. It's a go-fast with versatility, not a fishing boat. I like it a lot.