For beginner fisherman, it can be hard to get a bite sometimes
Instead of cranking the the bail when closeing it, try and closeing it by hand. This will help when reeling it in by spooling correctly. It is better to use a straight shank hook rather than a trebble hook. For trolling , you want to have the lure in the propellers wash, the turbulence draws the fish in because they will be looking for food.
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