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Backtrolling with your Outboard???

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I went to Douglas Lake yesterday afternoon,no luck I got to close to the shoreline,put in the Rev.on my 5hp.Briggs & Stratton to backup in Idlespeed,and chaught a nice trout,did it for a little while longer near the Dam and between the Boatramp chaught three more trouts. My question is is it use your Outboard as a Backtrolling Motor?? or would I do some Damage to it or to the Boad??
Any adivice is welcome,thank's.

Gunter Romeo
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Try a small drift sock tied to the bow. Slows the boat even more and holds the bow steady.
Much easier to back troll in a straight line.
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