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Small Water Opportunities

Small water angling opportunities abound throughout North America. Many of these waters are off limits to motorized boats yet offer handicapped accessible public piers. But if you want an economical and hassle free way to explore these waters, go electric. A small portable boat paired with an electric transom or bow mount trolling motor provides precision boat control. These energy efficient trolling motors run up to five times longer on a single battery charge so I can go all day. I start out by casting the shoreline with horizontal moving lures such as spinnerbaits, mimic minnows or beetle spins. Pay attention to your electronics for fish holding structure and cover and way point these areas of interest for future trips. Make sure you and your family don’t miss out on some great fishing opportunities by being stuck on shore.