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I'm brand new to boat fishing and have a few questions. Just bought a boat and put it in the water yesterday for the first time at Jackson. It has an Eagle Z6000 fish finder, no trolling motor or trolling plate. I was able to troll pretty slowly but I'm not sure how slow is too slow or how fast is too fast. Also, there isn't any manual for the fish finder so I'm not sure how that works. Lots of little blips on the screen with a number below them which I'm assuming is the depth that the blips are at. It also has a number clear at the bottom which I'm assuming is the actual bottom depth.
Any help is appreciated, I have two young boys that are aching to catch some fish!!
 

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Thanks.
I have a 1989 Bayliner Capri with a 5.0 liter inboard and Cobra OMC sterndrive.
I would put the throttle on the first click to engage the drive and it would putt around pretty slow, slow enough that the speedometer wouldn't read anything but it doesn't register under 10 mph anyway. The lures weren't flipping out of the water or anything and you caould feel them working.
Also, how far should the kids have their lines out??
 
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