I had been meaning to test my canoe with a trolling motor in flat-water for some while. There's a small reservoir not far from my house. I took the boat over there and was pleasantly surprised. The landing has been dramatically improved since I've been there. The shoreline has been cleaned up of debris and overflowing dumpsters. It's now a beautiful little spot for nature watching, fishing, and paddling. It used to be not so pleasant. And it's just chock full of fish. In a couple hours we had a bunch of feisty 10" to 12" bass.
Anyway, it was nice to get out and get that pleasant surprise. I'll be going back - no question. I can't believe there's been this great little backyard fishery there for so long that I've not been using.
Oh, and the canoe handled like a dream in flatwater with a trolling motor. I'll be taking my family there. My eldest is interested in fly fishing. I can't think of a better place to take her to toss out a deer hair bug or a popper on a summer evening.
- Big D