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Trolling Walleye and Salmon with twin 200's

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I have a chance to pick up a 27' center counsel with twin 200's. Can you troll successfully in the Erie and Michigan and get the speed you need.  I am not sure what the idle speed will be, but not 1.5 to 3.0 I bet.  Any best practices that can be suggested.  One engine and a sea anchor???  Other ideas?

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I can get 2.7 without bags, 2.2 with small bags running 900 rpm's in a 260 Hp 350, on a 21' glass cuddy.  You should be fine on one motor.  Not sure if you'd have to run one bag to offset the power coming from off the center line of the boat.

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Trolling bags aren't drift socks aren't sea anchors.  A trolling bag will typically be much heavier construction.

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Anyone ever used trolling plates on back of outboards, with trims fully down?

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Take the boat on a sea trial and see what you get.  Figure out what the idle speed is, and then decide how to dial it in.  My guess is the best bet would be one large trolling bag place on the same side as the running outboard could do it.

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