When looking for a trolling motor many factors come into play, Size of your Boat, Freshwater, Saltwater, Bow-mount, Transom-mount, Auto pilot, Down Imaging, Side Imaging, and 12V or 24V. For this review we focused our research on Bow-Mount Trolling Motors.
Minn Kota Ulterra Freshwater Electric-Steer Bow-Mount Trolling Motor
Trolling Motor with Universal Sonar 2 & i-Pilot GPS, 80 lbs Thrust
The Minn Kota Ulterra can automatically stow and deploy itself with the push of a button. This Trolling Motor provides convenient control via the included i-Pilot remote or foot pedal. Trim the Ulterra up or down at the push of a button to adjust to changing fishing conditions. This motor offers optimal sonar performance to help you find fish, the built-in Universal Sonar 2 keeps your transducer and wiring completely concealed and protected, running everything through the trolling motor’s shaft with shielded connectors.
MotorGuide X3 Bow Mount Foot-Control 940200050, 36-Inch
The MotorGuide X Series Bow-Mount Trolling Motor is built with robust components for quiet, reliable operation. The foot-controller with heel/toe design and directional indicator provides agile turns and improved boat control. The Patented Variable Ratio Steering (VRS – Gps) lets you accurately position your boat even in wind, rough water, and other challenging conditions.
This trolling motor is Ultra quiet on the water and built with Rigid aircraft grade aluminum mount and stainless steel bushings for durability and performance.
AQUOS Haswing CaymanB 24V 80LBS Bow Mount Electric Trolling Motor
Wireless Remote Control and Optional Parts for Bass Boat, Inflatable Boat, Pontoon Boat, Freshwater and Saltwater Use
AQUOS Black Haswing CaymanB 24V 80LBS 54″ – 60″ Bow Mount Trolling Motor with Wireless Remote Control, Wired Foot Control (14.7 ft cable) and Quick Release Bracket for installing or removal. Suitable for both Salt & Fresh Water, with a max boat length/load of 21ft / 4000lbs.
The Haswing CaymanB Bow Mount Electric Trolling Motor is energy efficient (longer battery life), engineered to deliver precise control, quiet operation, rugged durability, and is equipped with a wireless hand control.
You can conveniently control the motor on the boat or shoreside (164 feet distance) and the wireless remote control can be recharged with a USB cable on power bank when necessary.
The Xi3 has wireless remote control that lets you operate the motor from anywhere on the boat. It has an easy-to-read LED dashboard that lets you quickly check the status of four key functions. The efficient motor provides best-in-class quiet operation (up to 40% quieter) and the SecureStep system lets you stow and deploy the motor safely and easily by stepping on the release lever.
High-tech options: sonar, advanced precision Pinpoint GPS, and onscreen control displays from brands like Lowrance, Simrad and Mercury VesselView.
12V 55LBS 54″ Shaft Bow Mount Electric Trolling Motor Portable, Variable Speed for Bass Fishing Boats Freshwater and Saltwater Use, Energy Saving, Precise Control, Quiet Operation
Haswing 12V 55LBS 54″ Shaft Bow Mount Trolling Motor is designed and engineered to run quieter than ever before. With its variable speed cruise control you can set your desired speed while the improved control allows for smoother adjustments.
The Aquos Black Haswing has an ergonomic lift handle for carrying and its depth collar locks in depths quickly, with ease and will keep your motor right where you want it. The stow and deploy lever can be depressed with a single hand or foot and makes transitioning between the water and boat quick and effortlessly.
This Bow Mount Trolling Motor comes standard with a sacrificial anode, encapsulated electronics, and a wireless hand control which allows you to control your trolling motor/boat from as far as 164 feet away. The controller is compact and fits into the palm of your hand (optional wired foot control pedal). I recommend purchasing the optional quick release plate (footprint of 4.7” x 9”), making it easy and quick to remove or install your trolling motor for transportation.