Pro's Pointer #8: Things to remember when getting your boat off the water

BISMARCK, N.D. - It can be one of the most frustrating aspects of a day on the water, trying to get off of it. In this week's Pro's Pointer, Johnnie Candle says it's not that bad if you remember a pair of important things.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & ND Fishing Hall of Famer:

"I've been boating for over half of my life and over those years I've watched a number of people struggle with loading their boat on the trailer. It's really not that hard. All you have to do is remember two simple things. Number one slow down, it's not a race.

Number two resist the urge to back the trailer to far into the water. All you have to do is approach slowly. Let the boat settle between the bunks or rollers and then apply enough power to get the boat up the trailer and right on the bow eye.

You'll want to get out and attach the bow strap and pull up to the top of the ramp and remember while you are strapping everything down remover your bilge plug and your livewell plug, because under current North Dakota law it's illegal to take lake water home with you. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this weeks Pro's Pointer."

Next Week, Johnnie is talking about using a slip bobber.