kayak trolling motor

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Posted by joel rosenthal on 2014-01-11 14:53:26 in reply to pros and cons of trolling motors posted by Bill Bishop on 2014-01-10 07:05:08

I fish from a 16 ft tandem kayak outfitted with a minkota trolling motor with variable speed controls. On the west side of Biscayne Bay, where the kayak is primarily used,I have found that I can approach tailing and cruising bonefish and permit to within 15 feet without spooking them. Not so with tarpon, which seem to sense me if I get within 30 feet or so. On the very positive side, the motor allows me to chase moving schools of bonefish, and individual or schools of permit, so that i can get in front of them to have a shot.

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