i would like to ask a question of the experienced members of the forum. i have a place near lake creek and the only real boating i do is up and down the creek and some on the yentna. i have an 18 foot G3 jon boat with a 40/30 jet. when the water levels are down there are a couple of choke points that get real shallow that i just barely cant get past. like everywhere else close to anchorage the number of fishermen is growing out there every year. i prefer to run upriver and fish for trout and i would really like to be able to run shallower to get away from the crowds. would a tunnel jonboat with a little larger engine make a significant difference or would just a larger engine with my current boat make a difference. i'd appreciate any input/thoughts from those with more shallow water experience.