I haven’t been able to come up with a way to effectively mount a trolling motor on the back of my whaler. There’s no place to clamp it, and any permanent mount ends up being so far off the centerline that you’d just go round in circles. Bow mount would be the way to go, but the expense and weight of the batteries has stopped me thus far.Good to know! I guess i need to decide if i want to go with bow mounted or stern. Seems like bow mounted with foot pedal would be the most practical if im fishing by myself but the downside is the added cost of that type of motor and having to mount it. Would be nice to just clamp it on the back and go! Just not sure if it would be practical if solo fishing.
As for the use of a push pole, after thinking about it for a long time, I finally made one last fall and it was really good for the short and not so sweet chum season that we had. It will get more use in the future.