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How to Drift, Control, and Position Your Fishing Boat…

Boat control is critical to consistently catching fish. You can be the best angler in the world, but if you are unable to put your boat where the fish are, you are going to struggle.

Once you have identified where you want to fish, whether it is a piece of structure you located on your chartplotter, a school of fish actively feeding on the surface, or fish you marked with sonar, you must decide how to position your boat to give the anglers on board the best shot at catching. Most of the time, unless the situation calls for anchoring or trolling that means setting up a productive drift.