Larry3215 wrote:Try lowering the trolling motor down a little lower in the water if possible. Im guessing its sucking air in from the surface at higher speeds.
I did try that. I bought an extra long shaft for my boat as I don't mind the extra sticking up over the top of the boat. Better to have more to drop in than not enough to keep the prop in the water. I will drop it all the way down to see if it makes a difference but it is already quite a ways under the surface. If not I may change the prop to see if that helps. There are little lines and bent tips on the prop so it may be beating the air out of the water and causing the bubbles. I am wondering now if the long shaft is bending and putting a bad angle on the motor.
I set up a sidevu/downvu/panoptix/traditional screen and played a bunch while cruising slow by the shoreline. It was pretty fun seeing the detail it shows, particularly in less than 20 feet of water.
I scouted until I found a ‘fish ball’ on the sidevu, spot locked, and started fishing. While I setting up the fish went to the front of the boat and lit up the panoptix. YaHoo!
As usual, the fish were right along the weed line and I could toss my lure in different directions to catch (generally) different fish. Into the weeds to catch Rock Bass, along or away from the weeds for perch. The Seahawks were practicing so they had the ‘BOOMING’ music going for part of the time. Not sure if it excited the fish to bite but it was LOUD.
Caught a lot of fish. It was a good day!