We’re marking some fish on our side
imaging, so I want to deploy the motor. Push of a button, my motors going down
right now. I’m getting ready to rig a bait up. I’m doing this all by myself. My
motors down right now. I want to Spot-lock us. We’re marking on a bunch
of fish on my SOLIX side imaging. So one button, I’m Spot-locked, and here I am
fishing the bait back. I could do this within seconds and I’m gonna be right
back into a fish. If I need to make an adjustment here, if I need to jog back a
bit, because we’re marking a bunch of fish. We’re actually getting hit right
now. I want to drop the boat back. I’m gonna jog back just a little bit here.
Then come to my jog feature, I want to drift this bait back towards this fish. I
just came back, I pressed my jog four times to the back and that just dropped
the boat. Every time I pressed that jog button, it’s come back five feet. So I
just came back 20 feet, I’m dangling this live bait right in front of this fish’s
face. That’s solid push right there. Boat control is a very difficult thing
for most anglers. And it’s because it takes your mind and focus away from here
and here, and it puts it somewhere else. Right now we’re fishing, it’s dead calm
out, and we got fish running up and down this entire shoreline here. And the way
we’re making up for this locker wind is using our Minn Kota Riptide Ulterra
and using the autopilot function. Now when we normally would be sitting still,
especially on a you know glass day like today, we can simply angle our trolling
motor in the direction we want to go, hit this autopilot button and using an
internal compass inside the motor head our boat but we’ll start to set course.
And this allows us to put our focus where it needs to be and that’s casting
plugs working the shoreline and catch the fish. Right now we are fishing a vast mud flap
that ranges from about 20 feet of water to about 30ft. Big fish get up on them, they
roam, but one of the most difficult parts about that is they don’t hold anything.
You got to find them. So right now what we’re actually doing,
we’re using our trolling motor to create our own drift and cover water. Right
now I’ve got it in the water on autopilot mode and we just got a course
set between two points that we know the fish are running back and forth between.
Allows us to cover a lot of water and it also gets us to get some life in
our baits as well. Often times when their bunkers just sitting there sitting still
go whack at it and not commit. Using a trolling motor to pull it along often
gets those fish that are normally chasing and just shy to the bait, to actually commit and golf it down their throat.