Each boat has an in-deck 3-tier center rod locker, with individual tubes for five 9-foot rods, five rods up to 8’ 8” and five more to 8’ 4”. A built-in bump stick mount lies just to the left of the rod locker for taking snap measurements. Meanwhile, on the deck, four stowing rubberized rod tie-downs keep critical combos within easy reach.
Tackle and gear storage is immense and intelligently engineered. The massive bow casting deck has four cavernous storage compartments, each built with Lund’s new patent pending Advanced Water Control deck system. Storage hatches are fully sealed, while any excess water is channeled down and away from the compartment itself, so tackle and gear stays drier. As noted, the bench seat version also includes a patent pending shock-assist pop-up tackle compartment under the rear casting deck, which accommodates nine additional 3700 size boxes. Sixteen more 3700s fit snuggly beneath the bench seat.
A longtime leader in livewell design, Lund has amped up its patented Prolong System with a 28-gallon, 36-inch livewell. “Everyone knows Lund’s livewells are the best in the industry,” said Lindner. “In tournaments, my bass are always kicking at the weigh-in. And the Pro-V Bass has even added a pump-out feature, so I can empty and refill the ‘well with fresh water whenever necessary.”
Further to fishing features, the Pro-V Bass is available in a 24- or 36-volt battery configuration. A removable port console adds precious interior real estate, while a rear ski-pylon offers versatility for family watersport use. On the bow, a recessed, in-floor trolling motor foot-pedal slot allows for direct wiring or connection via plug-in. Recessed sonar mounts accommodate giant 12-inch screens, both on the bow and in the console.
“Seems like everyone’s asking about it,” adds Gussy. “All I can say is, Lund’s done it again—made a true bass and musky fishing machine that will also allow me to guide walleyes on Lake of the Woods . . . on my days off from the tournament trail, that is.”
Maxed in quality, features and performance, the 1875 Pro-V Bass is set out to redefine the bass and musky fishing boat world.