It's all about the doin'
Do most guys that are running boats on Lake Erie use their kicker motors to troll or solely as an emergency back-up to their big motors ?
What he said! Especially the last oneBoth reasons, plus more.
Second means of getting back to the dock, should the main motor go south.
Keep the hours (sometimes 8-10 a day) off the main motor.
Get lower speeds than most main motors are capable of reaching.
Troll all day on a gallon and a half of gas.
Looks really cool on the back of the boat going down the highway.