Remote Control Trolling Motor vs. Hand Control
My remote control troller (from my last boat) is starting to show signs of wear, making more noise, head loosening. Maybe it's because I beat the hell out of it but I digress.
A buddy of mine has been showing me while fishing that the hand control is better for fighting fish because you can knock it with your leg or your partner can take over the troller during the action. This makes a lot of sense.
Another buddy has been telling me about the noise the motor makes when you turn it vs a hand control that doesn't use an electric motor to make that movement. I fish a lot of shallow mud and grass flats and without a doubt I've seen these fish spook on many boats including mine when the trolling motor is worked too aggressively.
I have enjoyed controlling the boat from the poling platform and while tying, not to mention how clutch it is on bridges and inlets. I Thought I would never go back. But now that a replacement motor may be coming I want to reassess.
So which trolling motor platform is better for shallow water fishing? Remote control or hand control?