How To Work Your Electric Motor
Just for fun, go for a swim one day while your friend drives past you using your electric motor. If you’re like most anglers, you’ll be amazed at how loud that thing is.
Most of us have our motor set way too high.
Watch a boat work a shoreline and you’ll most likely see it move along in a stop-and-go, with the angler on the electric applying short, periodic bursts of relatively high power to keep the boat moving. Problem is, every time he hits the pedal with his foot, he sends a shock wave of noise that goes for hundreds of feet. Fish in pressured lakes learn what that sound is all about at a very young age, and learn to lay low when they hear a boat come around.
So if you want to catch more fish this year, turn your power down low – you’ll make far less noise and spook far fewer fish.
The other benefit is that you enjoy far better control of the boat. How many times have you come up to a spot then, only when it was too late, realized you came up on it too fast, and that momentum is going to send your boat coasting right over it? So you turn the motor around 180 degrees and hit the pedal, spooking every fish there. We’ve all done it. Why do it again? Keep your motor on low and you won’t have that problem.