I am a 22 year old student that is graduating in december. I have a job lined up for when I graduate, and I am getting married soon. I have an awesome life. There is one thing missing... a fishing boat. I have always wanted a fishing boat, and now I am going to have some extra funds that I would like to invest in a boat. I am into fishing the Galveston/Matagorda region but I occassionally make a trip south. I was wondering what you guys (the ones with many years boating/fishing experience) would reccomend. I have about 8-12K to spend on a used boat. I was leaning towards boats like Flast cat, transport,explorer, south shore, and shallow sports. I am open to any suggestions on the importance of draft, and any personal first hand experience with any of these boats and how shallow they will run. Thanks for the input, all of it is appreciated.