So im trying to get a jon boat and im curious to know as what do i need to get before i can legally put it in the water?? if it doesnt have a motor such as a canoe or kayak can i put in anywhere thats public without doing anything? whats the law on an electric trolling motor? The reason is im moving to houston and plan on fishing the lakes such as conroe and houston but dont know anything about boating. help me out folks!