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Shines Mullet Shak
09-29-2016, 08:20 PM
I want to try trolling crankbaits but my outboard pushes my boat a little to fast. I am trolling at 2.5 to 2.9 and would like to troll about 1.8. Would pulling a 5 gal bucket work?

09-29-2016, 08:27 PM
Yes they'll work, a couple socks from academy will work better, much easier to get back in the boat and take up 1/10 the room. 14.99

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09-30-2016, 06:02 AM
If you go the "sock" route, just make sure you get one that a size or two larger than what is recommended for the length of your boat.

09-30-2016, 07:04 AM
Hello: Check out the troll-a-matic trolling plate, works great for me. Bought mine from Cabelas. Good Luck. O - R

10-01-2016, 10:51 AM
Amish Outfitters have good strong trolling bags.

Another option (besides bags, trolling plates) is to change your prop pitch.

10-01-2016, 12:37 PM
I have 2 drift socks from Academy. At some point I will replace them with Minn Kotas. The ones from academy don't have the floats on them so every time you come to a stop they sink or collapse. I had one slide onto the end of a stump, that was angled away from the boat, and I thought I was going to have to cut the harness and leave the sock. The Minn Kota ones are a lot thinner material and look like they open and stay open better.

10-01-2016, 12:38 PM
PS...If you get the ones from Academy, get or make a floating harness.