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.
Cigarguy seems to know a lot about the Landing from its Facebook post or driving bye. Seems very narrow minded about a buisness he does frequent. Not sure if he actually lives in the area?
We frequent the Landing often! The environment is inviting, clean, food is exceptional and consistent! The service is outstanding the owners are alway there and working. They operate a fantastic operation. They've taken a facility that had a lot of issues in the past and turned it into a place we all on Lake Vermilion are proud to bring our family and friends! The area and lake have had a lot of failures and "most" bar/restaurants are for sale. Cigarguys favorite, the Crescent is for sale. Bayview is open seasonally and who knows it's future. Wolf bay is open seasonally. The Vermilion Club has shortened hours. I would think supporting all the buisness on Lake Vermilion is what we should be doing before we have less and less options!
Lake vermilion has a lot of options but only one crown jewel...The Landing!