The reason for two on a bass boat is they are mounted beside the outboard on the stern, and a bass boat needs to hold position no matter the wind, current or tide. If a duck hunter could say he would always position his boat directly into the wind, current and/or tide, he could mount one in the middle of the bow and it would hold pretty steady. I can't come up with a scenario where that's always possible, but maybe it exists in some open lake environments. As to the OP, the bass pros I know say good things about both companies products. Maybe you could get away with a Talon on front and spud pole on transom.