Always be looking ahead. If you have navigation (GPS), use it to ensure that you are not coming up on mapped obstacles and to stay on course, but keep a keen eye on the water ahead of you.
Turn your smartphone into a Mercury Smart Craft gauge!!
“What bait do I choose?” Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, this question never goes away but it’s a huge variable.
The ultimate goal in different gear ratios per manufacturer is to be a well rounded angler when it comes to covering several different types of techniques.