There are plenty of places that can be fished at Hoover very close to a boat dock. As long as your battery is charged you could run into a couple fish. I fished Hoover for 2 years with just a trolling motor.Thanks for the info. As I expected, it looks like the east side is pretty crappie. Might have to suck it up and drive the 20 minutes to Buckeye lake (which I cannot stand), or 40 minutes to Deer Creek, where I have never been. Would love to go to Hoover, but my motor is too big, and Alumn is overfished, and too many skiers, and PWC. Anyways, thanks for the info. Much appreciative.