Good morning I would like to know what to do I fish southern Alberta resivoirs for walleye and small lakes for rainbow trout I purchased a 1625 Lund boat I would like to put either a bow mount trolling motor or a 9.9 mercury pro kicker on the back end

Posted on January 11th, 2022

Hi Lawrence, good question. If you mostly fish live-bait (slow-troll, cast & retrieve lure/bait combination or troll less than 1 mph in shallower water with small waves or flat water), I would suggest you consider getting an 80 lb. thrust electric trolling motor that has GPS anchor & tracking ability for slow-trolling.

If you are primarily troll using body baits, worm-harnesses and need a trolling speed of 1-2.5 mph in all water conditions (wind & waves), you are best off installing a kicker outboard. If you do end up getting a “kicker” outboard I just wanted to let you know that you can install a system that enables you to control the speed and direction of your kicker independently…God bless you.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our website.


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