Many anglers find themselves having to choose between having a kayak's lightweight maneuverability or having a skiff's durability and power.
With the Hero 130 Microskiff by Hoodoo Sports, you no longer have to give up one for the other.
The Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is a versatile and compact fishing boat designed for anglers who love to fish in shallow waters.
This small but mighty vessel is packed with features that make it a joy to own and operate, whether you're fishing in freshwater or saltwater.
The Hero 130 is roto-molded with high-quality polyethylene plastic, just like our kayaks.
It is designed with a lightweight and durable construction that makes it easy to handle and transport.
In this article, we will examine the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff and discuss its features, performance, and why it is an excellent choice for anglers who love to fish in shallow waters with ease while still having the power of a gasoline-powered outboard motor at your disposal.
Features and design
The Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is designed with a compact and lightweight construction that makes it easy to handle and transport.
The skiff is built with a high-quality polyethylene hull rotationally molded as a single piece. Its design ensures durability that is built to last.
The skiff also features foam blocks in the interior of the hull that provides added stability and helps to keep it afloat even in rough waters.
One of the unique features of the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff that sets it apart from other microskiffs is its metal transom.
Whereas other skiffs often include a molded-in plastic transom, our transom comes as an external piece of metal that can be detached.
This metal transom allows more accessible transport and ensures the weight of an outboard motor does not put unnecessary stress on the plastic hull of the boat.
The skiff also features a bow and seat hatch that provides easy gear and storage access.
As mentioned, the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff comes standard with a metal transom.
Our microskiff is rated for a 6hp outboard gasoline motor, allowing speeds upward of 16mph.
We are a proud partner with Tohatsu Motors, and we sell the skiff and outboard motor as a package to save you money.
However, suppose you don't want a gasoline outboard motor.
In that case, you also have the option to mount a transom-capable trolling motor to your Hero 130 skiff.
This option for a trolling motor will increase your ability to navigate to hard-to-reach fishing spots that would otherwise not be reachable via larger motors.
And finally, every Hero 130 Microskiff comes with a Hoodoo Sports paddle, allowing you to propel your vessel like any kayak, manually.
Our microskiff is equipped with multiple handrails and a rear grab bar.
These allow you to easily pick the skiff up with a partner like a lightweight kayak. We designed this skiff with a convenience factor you will never receive with a larger boat.
Don’t have a boat trailer to pull behind your vehicle? No problem. The Hero 130 Microskiff can be transported in the bed of a truck at only 13’ in length and just over 100 lbs empty.
We recommend having a kayak trolley if you plan to transport the skiff by yourself so you can quickly unload it and roll it to your put-in.
Additionally, the Hero 130 Microskiff is built with preset brass inserts so you can easily mount a transducer without having to drill into the hull of the boat.
Performance and stability
The Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is designed for shallow water fishing and is perfect for fishing in creeks, rivers, and backwaters.
The skiff's shallow draft makes it easy to navigate in shallow waters, and its lightweight construction makes it easy to handle in strong currents.
The skiff is also immensely stable and can easily take choppy waters, making it an excellent choice for anglers who might find themselves in less-than-ideal water conditions.
Another thing that sets the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff apart from other fishing boats is its exceptional speed and maneuverability.
This microskiff can reach up to 16 mph with a 6hp outboard motor, making it one of the fastest fishing boats in its class.
The Hero skiff's maneuverability is also superior to other skiffs with its ability to turn on a dime, making it easy to navigate in tight spaces.
While the Hero 130 Microskiff is only rated for one person, its weight capacity exceeds 500 lbs, so you can be assured your gear and freshly caught fish will not weigh you down.
The Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is designed with anglers in mind and is equipped with all the features you need to have a successful fishing trip.
The skiff can accept everything from fishing rod holders to fish finder graphs and transducers from the accessory rails, making it easy to find and keep the perfect catch.
The skiff storage hatches allow maximum accessibility for fishing accessories, tackle, and other gear.
One of the best things about the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is its versatility for fishing.
The skiff has a casting deck that provides ample space for casting.
It can accept an outboard motor or a trolling motor, making it easy to get to those hard-to-reach fishing spots.
The skiff's lightweight construction makes it easy to transport but doesn't sacrifice durability or stability.
The Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff is an excellent choice for anglers who love the versatility and maneuverability of a kayak and need the power and stability of a fishing boat.
The skiff is designed with a lightweight and durable construction that makes it easy to handle and transport.
Its ability to mount an outboard or trolling motor provides greater control and maneuverability.
The skiff's shallow draft makes it easy to navigate in skinnier waters, and its streamlined construction makes it easy to handle in strong currents.
The skiff is also equipped with all the features you need to have a successful fishing trip, making it the right choice for anglers of all levels.
Whether you plan to fish shallow freshwater or deep saltwater, the Hoodoo Hero 130 Microskiff will take you there.
Article written by Jared Harshbarger -- for more publications by this author, follow this link.
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