I catch bigger trout when I get out of the boat. No question. The Cape Bay is a very "quiet" boat. It really doesn't have any hull slap when it is parked or running. Because it is filled with foam...i guess. It is quiet. I catch all of my trout over 25 inches in the winter time and early spring while wade fishing, mostly on Corkies or Super Spook Jr's. But always on the wade.