Now that the boating and fishing season is ramping back up, it's time for you to buy a new trolling motor so you don't miss any time on the water next year. If you're new, or an experienced veteran there are still a few things you have to keep in mind.
First, what type of motor control do you prefer?
Cable Steer, or Foot Control (Minn Kota Edge) - This type of steering is popular for bass fishing and tournament walleye fishing where quick boat maneuvering and pitching and flipping are key techniques.
36 volt - requires three dedicated deep cycle marine batteries and provides up to 101LBs of motor thrust
It is recommend that you get the highest motor thrust that works for your voltage requirement. Beyond better boat control, a higher voltage trolling motoralso offers greater motor run time between battery charges. Click to view all of Minn Kota's Electric Trolling Motors.
Here is a detailed video that talks about the pro's and con's based on specific applications and boat types.