So, this Deer runs through the forest all winter without breaking it's neck on anything. Then breaks it's neck by your deck that just happens to have a bird feeder and lots of really big rocks by it? Did the Warden buy it?
Oh yeah nice fish haul.
Well i will dissent a little, of course having more motor than nessessary doesn't hurt.
I have fished the spring nearly every year with a 55 or 65 lb thrust bowmount. Only once did i have difficulties, it was rolling down stream, so i used the outboard, still sucked, got very wet.
I have fish the river a hand full of times without a trolling motor and have still fone extremely well.