Fishing Tip: keep your skiff tracking straight

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.

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