I absolutely love fishing from my pontoon. We use it for bass, crappie and leisure fishing all summer and trolled for stripers on Beaver Lake Ark. My issue is the location and inconvenience of trying to fish around the troll motor and the bracket. Opening the front rail center gate is OK, and the troller pulls and steers best centered in the bow of the toon. Any other tooners have a good solution to this? Any and ALL options will be considered. Thanks........Shoalrunner PS Of course my shallow drive jet has always been my favorite means of river and shallow stream fishing, as well as Reelfoot lake for crappie for the obvious "propless" conveniences.