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Trolling w/ 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke

6/17/16 @ 6:46 AM
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Bullman
User since 4/10/15

Looking at a used 2012 165 Alumacraft Lunker boat with a 40 Yamaha and would like to know if there would be any issues with trolling speed for salmons or walleye.  I do not want to have to add a kicker.

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7/1/16 @ 3:31 PM
_Landshark_
User since 8/24/13
I have a Honda 40 tiller and at idle it's around 2~2.5 depending on wind.  Too fast for crawlers and on top high side for cranks.  I run a 6 hp 4 stroke kicker that sips gas and works well with the 40. I was concerned about idling my 40 for 5 hours at a time and I can run the 6 hp for 15 hours on one gallon of gas. 

6/17/16 @ 4:40 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

you could always control your speed with a drift sock, or just a 5 gal bucket with holes..etc... if you needed to...

I have a 70hp Yammie with a tiller, and there is a control to reduce the idle on the tiller handle, not sure what your running, tiller or console steering


either way, there are mechanical ways to control your troll and/or drift

6/17/16 @ 2:56 PM
12packabs
12packabs
User since 12/19/06

I can troll as slow as 1.2mph with a Merc 2-stroke 40hp, but the propeller makes a big difference here on how fast you go at idle motor speed.  Given that walleye trolling speeds near me are best at 2.2 -3-ish....i'm in good shape.

6/17/16 @ 6:56 AM
fishen_soon
MEMBER since 6/24/14

For salmon or eyes pulling cranks, no problem, but if you want to pull harnesses, you might be to fast unless you add something to slow you down.

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