By Jason Mitchell

In past articles, we have shared some effective trolling tactics that incorporate the use of a bow mount trolling motor.  Particularly early in the year, creeping along with a bow mount trolling motor to pull crankbaits is simply deadly particularly in shallow water or when slow speeds are critical.  Using the bow mount trolling motor is also more precise to steer and stay on tight contours and by pulling the boat from the front, tight turns are also easier.  Many anglers set the speed or compensate for wind or current with a kicker motor on the transom but steer from the bow with the electric.  There are many advantages to all these tactics but as summer moves along and the sun begins to bake… something else begins to happen.