My boat is a 2014 Lund 208 Pro-V GL fiberglass walleye boat. It is 20’ 8" long with a 96” wide beam providing for space and comfort and designed for walleye tournament fishing on big water. It has a wrap-around windshield and full canvas for a dry ride in rough weather. The boat is powered by a 300 horsepower Mercury Verado main engine, a 15 horsepower Mercury 4-stroke Pro-kicker for power trolling and emergency back-up, and a Minnkota Ulterra 112 electric trolling motor with iPilot Link (remote control auto pilot). I have installed a Minnkota Deckhand 40 anchor winch, Whitecap splashguards, four Humminbird sonar/GPS head units, three Big Jon Captain’s Pak electric downriggers, Traxtech Sportrack system, Big Jon , Bert’s, Angler’s Pal, Down East, Traxtech, and Scotty’s rod holders for greatest versatility, depending on application. I have a Depth Raider speed and temperature at depth unit and a Garmin TR-1 auto pilot for the kicker.
These tools make effective trolling presentations easier to achieve and more precise. This rig is versatile enough to invade shallow water, drawing only about 18 inches when in search of bass and musky and yet tackle tall waves on the Great Lakes. It also holds well in a breeze when vertical jigging for walleyes. I have all the latest safety gear including a Uniden Oceanus DSC VHF marine radio with a top-of-the-line 8’ Shakespeare Galaxy antenna, multiple GPS units, Type I USCG approved life jackets with illumination lights, man overboard beacon, aerial flares, 19” throw ring, and dual bilge pumps. In short, pretty much all the bells and whistles to easily accomplish the myriad of presentations and techniques necessary to be successful for different species in different conditions and remain safe while doing so.