Boat control in the nastiest of conditions can be the difference between catching a few fish and catching a limit.
The weather is a variable we all have to deal with that we have absolutely no control over. Keeping your boat on track can sometimes be nearly impossible. Controlling your boat in the nastiest of conditions just as well as in the best conditions can be the difference between catching a few fish and catching a limit.
With today’s motors and electronics on our boats, boat control has never been so easy. With many of the new features such as spot-lock, autopilot and saved track navigation, much of the work has been done for us. Nonetheless as the operator, you still need to know how to use all these great gadgets in conjunction with one another.
This short video is just one way to help you improve your boat control while trolling, utilizing your trolling motor in partnership with your Mercury kicker motor.
One particular place I see most people struggle with boat control is when fishing the river systems, and arguably so. River current can be tougher to navigate through than a 30-mile-per-hour wind. Current seams and fluctuating flows can almost drive you crazy.
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