Fish Talk – Trolling Motor Wisdom

Hiya folks,

Gord Pyzer here, from Outdoor Canada Magazine.

I’m going to give you a little bit of trolling motor wisdom today.

You know, you often see Ang and Pete, they’ll be fishing in a heavily cottaged area with lots of boats and boat traffic going through. And yet, when they’re fishing, you’ll often hear them say, “guys, we got to stay as far back from the fish as possible. Be stealthy, make long casts”. And you go, “wait a sec! Those bass are living in those heavily congested boated areas. Why are they worried about their trolling motor? They’re so quiet”

Here’s the secret. It’s been shown time after time, that what spooks fish (walleye, bass, northern pike, muskies, etc.) is when you hit the electric trolling motor, and then stop a sec. Boom-stop-boom-stop, on-off-on-off. If you’re going to pick a spot apart (casting for muskies, bass, walleye, or whatever), use a slow constant speed. That slow constant speed never seems to bother them.

Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer

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