Trolling Motors 101

One of the most valuable pieces of equipment on any boat is an electric #trollingmotor. Although they can be used to troll with, their main purpose is for boat positioning, and to move your boat around the lake or river, without the aid of a gas motor. When looking to buy an electric trolling motor, there are a few things to consider. The first of which is size and power. Trolling motors are such a great help in reassuring that you get more fish into your boat. Why struggle with traditional ways of fishing when you can move freely from one point to another without scaring your targets using a quiet motor? There are so many motors available in the market. Not all, however, can give you the desired output. Basically, there are factors that must be considered before you decide which is the best for you, and the most important is pounds of thrust. You will want to ensure that your electric trolling motor is not undersized but rather oversize in most cases. A trolling motor is a small motor affixed to the bow or stern of an angler's boat that provides a source of power for slowly trolling a lure or natural bait through water where fish are sought, or to allow for precise maneuvering of the boat so that the angler can cast his bait better to where the fish are located . If you are using your electric motor in river conditions with heavy current or perhaps in tidal water or in heavy wind conditions, you will want a strong electric motor in order to keep your boat positioned. If you have a choice between a 24 volt and 12 volt electric trolling motor, try to go with the 24 volt model. The difference between the 2 is that the 12 volt version will use 1 deep cycle battery, whereas the 24 volt model will use 2 deep cycle batteries.

The biggest advantage of a 24 volt electric trolling motor besides offering more power, is the simple fact that it will last at least twice as long. There's nothing more frustrating than running out of electric power half way through your day of fishing, especially if you are fishing a bass tournament.

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Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30" Shaft)
Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30" Shaft)

Description

Built to discover the best fishing holes the freshwater has to offer, the Endura C2 transom-mounted trolling motor is a legendary performer that will deliver years of use on the water. This small but mighty 12-volt motor offers 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds, providing anglers with maximum control...

Newport Vessels 55 Pound Thrust 8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor
Newport Vessels 55 Pound Thrust 8 Speed Electric Trolling Motor

Description

55lb thrust electric trolling motor by Newport Vessels. Built with stainless steel hardware, composite fiberglass shaft and durable aluminum head; This motor is built to last. With a 30 inch shaft length, the Newport Vessels trolling motor is adaptable to fit almost all small boats (inflatable boats included)...

MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center
MinnKota Trolling Motor Power Center

Description

Ideal for small-boat transom applications (i.e., boats that don't have battery compartments), the Minn Kota Motor Power Center stores your battery securely and out of the way while you boat. The Motor Power Center features easy-access external battery terminals that allow you to connect trolling motor leads and charger leads without opening the box...



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Phil
4 years 11 months ago

Very good guide for trolling motors! I dream about having my own boat one day and I’m glad I found your site.