Mother nature plays by her own rules. I know what you mean about the weeds. It's the chain of life thing. We fished the 300/500 and had a good day and the next week it was dead. Flat water temps from the 20 to the deep. The 1000 is fishable even with small boats as we run a 24 wellcraft single 200hp to the 500 troll 6 hrs with 80 gal. and had 30 left. I may try the wilmington in the next day or 2.