Top 10 – Best trolling motors

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An electric motor is a great addition to a fishing boat and will allow you to enjoy fishing and navigate to hard to reach spots. We’ve gathered the most popular  trolling motors of the market into a list to help you with your research, so let’s have a look at the alternatives today:

Bestseller No. 1
Minn Kota Endura C2 30 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (30" Shaft)
  • 12-volt freshwater transom-mounted trolling motor with a thrust level of 30 and a 30-inch shaft
  • 6-inch telescoping handle and tilt twist tiller for ergonomic speed control and steering; lever lock bracket offers a rock solid mount
  • Cool quiet power maximizes battery life and doesn't spook fish
  • 5 forward speeds, 3 reverse speeds for maximum control
  • Indestructible composite shaft backed my a lifetime warranty; two year warranty covers the motor
Bestseller No. 2
Minn Kota Endura C2 55 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (42" Shaft)
  • 12-volt freshwater transom-mounted trolling motor with a thrust level of 55 and a 42-inch shaft
  • 6-inch telescoping handle and tilt twist tiller for ergonomic speed control and steering; lever lock bracket offers a rock solid mount
  • Cool quiet power maximizes battery life and doesn't spook fish
  • 5 forward speeds, 3 reverse speeds for maximum control
  • Indestructible composite shaft backed my a lifetime warranty; two year warranty covers the motor
Bestseller No. 3
Minn Kota Endura C2 40 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (36" Shaft)
  • 12-volt freshwater transom-mounted trolling motor with a thrust level of 40 and a 36-inch shaft
  • 6-inch telescoping handle and tilt twist tiller for ergonomic speed control and steering; lever lock bracket offers a rock solid mount
  • Cool quiet power maximizes battery life and doesn't spook fish
  • 5 forward speeds, 3 reverse speeds for maximum control
  • Indestructible composite shaft backed my a lifetime warranty; two year warranty covers the motor
Bestseller No. 4
Minn Kota Endura C2 50 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (36" Shaft)
  • 12-volt freshwater transom-mounted trolling motor with a thrust level of 50 and a 36-inch shaft
  • 6-inch telescoping handle and tilt twist tiller for ergonomic speed control and steering; lever lock bracket offers a rock solid mount
  • Cool quiet power maximizes battery life and doesn't spook fish
  • 5 forward speeds, 3 reverse speeds for maximum control
  • Indestructible composite shaft backed my a lifetime warranty; two year warranty covers the motor
Bestseller No. 5
Minn Kota Endura C2 55 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (36" Shaft)
  • built to explore, built to last and backed up with a two-year warranty
  • Control: Telescoping Handle
  • Prop: Power Prop
  • Composite Shaft
  • Cool, Quiet Power
Bestseller No. 6
Minn Kota Endura C2 45 Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor (36" Shaft)
  • built to explore, built to last and backed up with our two-year warranty
  • Control: Telescoping Handle
  • Prop: Power Prop
  • Composite Shaft
  • Cool, Quiet Power
Bestseller No. 7
Goplus New 86lbs Freshwater Transom Mounted Trolling Motor 36" Shaft
  • 【6" Adjustable Handle】: You can control this freshwater trolling motor easily and comfortably with the 6'' telescoping adjustable handle.
  • 【Easy Handling】: 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds put total control at your fingertips for a smooth and easily controlled ride.
  • 【Smooth Movement】: The unique design of Three-Blade propeller ensures smooth movement even through underwater grass and marsh.
  • 【Battery Indicator】: 10 points LED lights battery indicator helps protect the batteries, it is convenient to observe how much electricity is left.
  • 【Sturdy and Durable】: Reinforced Nylon Bracket ensures high strength, good ablation resistance and good dimension stability. Fiber glass composite shaft ensures high tensile strength and corrosion resistance. In addition, durable aluminum head increases the service life of the motor.
Bestseller No. 8
Newport Vessels NV-Series 46 lb. Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Electric Trolling Motor with 30" Shaft
  • 46lb Thrust - The ultra-quiet, cool and efficient 46lb NV Series allows you to fish all day long without overheating, or scaring away fish
  • 30-inch Composite Fiberglass Shaft - High-strength, fully adjustable shaft allows for proper depth placement in all water conditions
  • 8 Speeds and 6-Inch Telescoping Handle (5 forward, 3 reverse) - Ergonomic extendable handle, 5 forward speeds, and 3 reverse speeds puts total control at your fingertips for a smooth and controlled ride
  • 5-Point LED Battery Meter - This super bright LED display provides immediate charge reading of your DC 12V Marine Battery (battery not included)
  • Saltwater Compatible Hardware - Stainless steel, zinc, and magnesium hardware ensures the motor is ready for fresh or saltwater
Bestseller No. 9
Newport Vessels Kayak Series 36lb Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Electric Kayak Trolling Motor with 24" Shaft
  • KAYAK SHAFT: 24-inch fiberglass shaft allows for variable depth placement, while offering a lifetime of dependable performance
  • SALTWATER RATED: Durable all aluminum motor head w/ stainless steel hardware for saltwater use (DC 12V)
  • VARIABLE SPEED: 8 speeds (5 forward & 3 Reverse) with 6-inch telescoping handle
  • EXTRA LONG CABLES: 5'6" battery cables allow for versatile battery placement for proper weight distribution
  • USA SERVICE: Newport Vessels is based in California with a full in-house customer service team (M-F 9am-5pm PST). BUY IN CONFIDENCE
  • WARRANTY: We stand behind every product we make with industry leading customer service and a 2 YEAR WARRANTY
Bestseller No. 10
Newport Vessels Kayak Series 55lb Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Electric Kayak Trolling Motor 24" Shaft
  • KAYAK SHAFT: 24-inch fiberglass shaft allows for variable depth placement, while offering a lifetime of dependable performance
  • VARIABLE SPEED: 8 speeds (5 forward & 3 Reverse) with 6-inch telescoping handle puts you in total control of your ride
  • SALTWATER RATED: Durable all aluminum motor head w/ corrosion resistant magnesium, zinc, and stainless-steel hardware for saltwater use (DC 12V)
  • EXTRA LONG CABLES: 5'6" battery cables allow for versatile battery placement for optimal weight distribution
  • USA WARRANTY & SERVICE: Newport Vessels is based in California with a full in-house customer service team (M-F 9am-5pm PST). For any questions or concerns, contact us directly!
  • 2 Year Warranty - We stand behind every product we make with industry leading customer service and a 2 Year Warranty

What to consider when buying a trolling motor?

Electric trolling motors are much quieter than the petrol powered models which means fish won’t be scared when approaching your target location. They are also quite cheaper to acquire and maintain which will save you even more money in the long run if you also add the cost to fuel them up.

Look for motors that have enough power for your needs as the weight of the boat plays a significant role when picking a motor that won’t struggle when traveling through water. A lot of the trolling motor also have plenty of useful features like telescoping handles and adjustable shaft height but apart from any fancy extras, you should be looking for models that are made of stainless steel which will prevent their hardware to rust.

Depending on your preferences you can have hand or foot controlled motors by using a floor mounted switch or a telescopic handle. the foot controlled option will set you back a few more money and also require more room to install the control on the boat.

If you plan on fishing in saltwater it is vital to pick a model that is designed to be used in salt water. They are generally more expensive than the freshwater motors but they are designed so as to prevent corrosion which is vital if you fish in the open.

Keep in mind that it wise to invest in a motor that is larger than your needs as sometimes you might need a little more thrust than a small-sized motor cannot provide. Most commonly motors will run from 12V which is suitable for smaller boats, while for larger boats you may want to invest in a 24V or 36V motor.

The size of the shaft is also a decisive factor as this will determine the level of control you have when stirring the boat. The right shaft size is vital in order to operate efficiently as a longer shaft is required in deep boats however a long shaft is quite a problem if you run in shallow water.

Look for models that have handy features like a real-time battery life monitor or built-in transducer that makes rigging a fish finder easier. there are two types of mount support, . A bow mount will allow better maneuverability if you have a large boat while transom is aimed towards smaller boats and kayaks.

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