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What size 4-stroke on a 17 foot boat will back-troll down enough in moderate waves while fishing walleyes? Some people have told me that a 90 horse is the biggest you can go. Will a 115 troll down? I currently have a smaller lund with a 15 horse 4-stroke which trolls down to a creep. I am looking at buying a 175 CS Alumacraft or a 1775 Pro-V SE. The wife will not allow me buy a tiller and I have never fished with a console. I am going to have bow and stern trolling motors but I would like to have an outboard that allows me to backtroll for walleyes. Am I going to have to buy a kicker or do I have other options? Please Help!

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I have an Alumacraft TournamentPro 175 with a four stroke 90. It is not fully broken in yet but it will troll down to 1.8-2 mph in forward. This is from a wheel speedo on the depth finder. In reverse my wheel speedo doesn't register but it goes to fast for a Lindy rig unless there are decent waves.

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32 d, I have a 115 4s and it will not troll down slow enough. I have no experience other than that but I would guess you will have to go down to a 75 or maybe less.

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