Fishing Tip: keep your skiff tracking straight

December 7, 2008 by admin - No Comments

When using a trolling motor or (especially) when poling a shallow-water skiff, trim up your main motor but leave the skeg in the water. By getting most of the motor’s lower unit above the waterline, you’ll greatly┬áreduce drag, making the skiff much easier to push along. In addition, the skeg will act as a rudder, and will keep the boat tracking relatively straight.