generaly most enthusiasts localy seem to aggree that noise negatively affects the bite. the moving and jumping of spots by outboard, in the hopes of encountering more fish, would thus seem pointless if this is an effect. i have had a fair number of fish bite just after reaching a spot and casting out. but it seem more often than not there seems to be some kind of magical 45min+ cool off period before any action starts. as strange as it sounds i have even considered the extreame and investing in the ledgendary Minkota E-drive.. the all ellectric outboard. but i have met a seemingly growing number of people doing the spot jumping trying each spot for 1hr and moving(realy anoying to the dudes who are entrenched in and get their lines run over every d* night!!). do most national enthusiasts take reduced noise seriously or what?