Best trolling motors

How many times have you bought a trolling motors from a brand which claimed that its fishing tackle is the best of all time and ended up throwing it in the trash after a couple of uses?!

That is why we gathered the best of trolling motors available on the market and made you in-depth research on their features, performance, advantages, and disadvantages to help you select the product that is going to meet your needs, expectations, and satisfaction.

You will be happy to know that we didn’t only research our products but also tried most of them ourselves. 

Comparison Table

Best trolling motors Features In [currentyear]

Bestseller No. 1
AQUOS White Haswing 12V55LBS 48inch Electric Bow Mount Trolling Motor with Remote Control, Wired Foot Control, Quick Release Bracket for Inflatable Boat Bass Boat Freshwater Saltwater Use
  • AQUOS Haswing Cayman B (NOT GPS) 12V 55LBS 48inch Bow Mount Trolling Motor is designed and engineered to run quieter than ever before. With variable speed will let you dial in your desired speed and provide more precise, smoother adjustments plus improved control. Moreover the variable speed is the lower power consumption of the motor, it can increase battery life quite a bit at any speed. Also the trolling motor suitable for boats weighing up to 2750LBS, Max boat length (suggestion) 18ft.
  • The remote control fits into the palm of your hand easily or can be attached around your neck with a lanyard. Conveniently control the motor on the boat or shore-side with the farthest 164 ft distance, meanwhile the remote can be recharged with a USB cable on power bank when necessary. Quick release bracket can help you to install/remove the motor easily. The 14.7 ft cable wired foot control, can not only release your hands when fishing but also provide precise, easy operation.
  • Cruise control (NOT SPOT LOCK) keeps your boat at the desired speed by using wireless remote control to press on the speed up or down button then you can focus on fishing all the way, but you might have to manually correct the direction from time to time due to wind or current, meanwhile you can adjust the speed when you need. And if you turn the motor 180 degrees of rotation and it will push the boat in reverse direction.
  • AQUOS Haswing Cayman 55LBS 48inch shaft bow mount trolling motor can be set up both in fresh water and salt water, it is designed to have excellent corrosion resistance, using a sacrificial anode that protects important metal components. The 48-inch Aluminum Alloy Shaft (available 38.4 inch) makes it easy for different types boat, meantime please hold on the motor shaft before adjust motor depth to avoid slide.
  • Comfortable to carry the motor with the ergonomic lifting handle, makes you take the motor off the car or boat effortless in every using time. And the stow and deploy pedal can be depressed with a single hand or foot and makes transitioning between in the water and on the boat quickly, so you can save more strength to reel in the big ones. The easy-to-use depth collar lets you change depths quickly, simply, securely. When you find depth, locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Newport Vessels NV-Series 36lb Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Trolling Electric Trolling Motor w/LED Battery Indicator & 30" Shaft
  • 36lb thrust - the easy to operate, quiet and cool 36lb 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 - super bright battery indicator provides immediate charge level. note: the nv 36lb motor requires one (1) 12v lead-acid deep cycle or marine battery (battery not included).
  • saltwater compatible hardware - stainless steel, zinc, and magnesium hardware ensures the motor is ready for fresh or saltwater.
  • 2 year warranty - we stand behind every product we make with industry leading customer service and a 2 year warranty.
  • Included components: Owner s Manual
Bestseller No. 3
Minn Kota 1363565 Riptide PowerDrive Saltwater Electric-Steer Bow-Mount Trolling Motor with Digital Maximizer & Copilot, 70 lbs Thrust, 54" Shaft
  • 54" Shaft, 24v, 70 lbs Thrust
  • CoPilot: The original wireless remote gives you push-button command of speed and steering of your trolling motor
  • Advanced Corrosion Protection: Riptide motor lower unit housings are grit-blasted, then coated in aluminum to prevent oxidization and rust. Then, a final layer of powder coat paint provides the ultimate protection
  • Digital Maximizer: Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge. These variable speed trolling motors let you dial in your exact speed, and they deliver only as much power as you need, helping to conserve your battery for a full day of fishing
  • Weedless Wedge 2 Prop: With swept-back flared blades to power through anything without battery-draining chopping and hacking, the Weedless Wedge 2 is one of the most trusted props in fishing
Bestseller No. 4
AQUOS Haswing White 12V 55LBS 54inch Electric Bow Mount Trolling Motor with Remote Control for Inflatable Boat Kayak Bass Boat Aluminum Boat Fishing, Freshwater and Saltwater Use
  • AQUOS Haswing Cayman B 12V 55LBS 54inch Bow Mount Trolling Motor is designed and engineered to run quieter than ever before. With variable speed will let you dial in your desired speed and provide more precise, smoother adjustments plus improved control. Moreover the variable speed is the lower power consumption of the motor, it can increase battery life quite a bit at any speed. Also the trolling motor suitable for boats weighing up to 2750LBS, Max boat length (suggestion) 18ft.
  • The remote control fits into the palm of your hand easily or can be attached around your neck with a lanyard. Conveniently control the motor on the boat or shore-side with the farthest 164 ft distance, meanwhile the remote can be recharged with a USB cable on power bank when necessary.
  • Cruise control (NOT SPOT LOCK) keeps your boat at the desired speed by using remote control to press on the speed up or down button then you can focus on fishing all the way, but you might have to manually correct the direction from time to time due to wind or current, meanwhile you can adjust the speed when you need. And if you turn the motor 180 degrees of rotation and it will push the boat in reverse direction.
  • AQUOS Haswing Cayman 55LBS 54inch shaft bow mount trolling motor can be set up both in fresh water and salt water, it¡¯s designed to have excellent corrosion resistance, using a sacrificial anode that protects important metal components. The 54-inch Aluminum Alloy Shaft (available 44.3 inch) makes it easy for different types boat, meantime please hold on the motor shaft before adjust motor depth to avoid slide.
  • Comfortable to carry the motor with the ergonomic lifting handle, makes you take the motor off the car or boat effortless in every using time. And the stow and deploy pedal can be depressed with a single hand or foot and makes transitioning between in the water and on the boat quickly, so you can save more strength to reel in the big ones. The easy-to-use depth collar lets you change depths quickly, simply, securely. When you find depth, locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it.
Bestseller No. 5
MotorGuide 940700170 Xi3 Wireless Freshwater Bow Mount Trolling Motor — 54-inch Shaft, 55-Pound Peak Thrust
  • Wireless remote control lets you precisely operate the motor from anywhere on the boat
  • Innovative mount features easy-to-read LED dashboard that lets you quickly check the status of four key functions in any light conditions
  • Efficient motor provides best-in-class quiet operation that’s up to 40 percent quieter than the leading competitor
  • SecureStep system lets you stow and deploy the motor safely and easily by stepping on the release lever from a comfortable standing position
  • Freshwater motor delivers 55 pounds of peak thrust and has a 54-inch-long composite shaft with a 3-blade Machete propeller
  • This 12-volt motor has a maximum draw of 52 amps
Bestseller No. 6
MotorGuide 940200060 X3 Freshwater Bow Mount Trolling Motor — Cable Steer, Foot-Control — 45-Inch Shaft, 45-Pound Peak Thrust
  • 45 pounds peak thrust rating with 12-volt power
  • 45" composite shaft
  • 5 speed with pull/pull smooth responsive steering control
  • Corrosion Resistant Shaft
  • Mounting bracket built with aircraft-grade extruded aluminum
Bestseller No. 7
Watersnake Tracer Transom Mount Trolling Freshwater Motor (30-Pound Thrust, 30-Inch Shaft, 12-Volt)
  • VARIETY OF SPEED: Includes five forward speeds and two reverse speeds
  • WEEDLESS DESIGN: Weedless two-blade propeller designed to allow your boat to move easily through the water and weeds.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Suits various styles of small watercraft including kayaks, canoes, inflatables, Jon boats, and more.
  • FEATURES: 30-inch telescopic chrome plated steel shaft, 30lbs thrust, extendable tiller operating
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Necessity is the mother of invention. Created by anglers to be used by anglers. If you’re not satisfied with your Watersnake Electric Motor, contact your distributor to be taken care of.
Bestseller No. 8
Haswing Black Cayman 12V 55lbs 48 inch Bow Mount Electric Trolling Motor Lightweight, Variable Speed, with Foot Control/Quick Release Bracket for Bass Fishing Boats Freshwater/Saltwater
  • Haswing Cayman 48 INCH Shaft Bow Mount Trolling Motor is designed and engineered to run quieter than ever before. It's so quiet that the fish will never hear you coming. With variable speed will let you dial in your desired speed and provide more precise, smoother adjustments plus improved control. Moreover the variable speed is the lower power consumption of the motor, it can increase battery life quite a bit at any speed. Also the trolling motor suitable for boats weighing up to 2750LBS
  • The wireless remote control fits into the palm of your hand easily or can be attached around your neck with a lanyard. Conveniently control the motor on the boat or shoreside with the farthest 164 ft distance, meanwhile the wireless remote can be recharged with a USB cable on power bank when necessary. Quick release bracket can help you to install/remove the motor easily. The 14.7 ft cable wired foot control, can not only release your hands when fishing but also provide precise, easy operation.
  • Cruise control keeps your boat at the desired speed by using wireless remote control to press on the speed up or down button then you can focus on fishing all the way, but you might have to manually correct the direction from time to time due to wind or current, meanwhile you can adjust the speed when you need. And if you turn the motor 180 degrees of rotation and it will push the boat in reverse direction.
  • Haswing Cayman 55lbs bow mount trolling motor can be set up both in fresh water and salt water, it’s designed to have excellent corrosion resistance, using a sacrificial anode that protects important metal components. The 48-inch aluminum shaft makes it easy for different types boat, meantime please hold on the motor shaft before adjust motor depth to avoid slide.
  • Comfortable to carry the motor with the ergonomic lifting handle, makes you take the motor off the car or boat effortless in every using time. And the stow and deploy pedal can be depressed with a single hand or foot and makes transitioning between in the water and on the boat quickly, so you can save more strength to reel in the big ones. The easy-to-use depth collar lets you change depths quickly, simply, securely. When you find depth, locks in tight to keep your motor right where you want it
Bestseller No. 9
PEXMOR Electric Trolling Motor 36LBS Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted w/LED Battery Indicator 8 Variable Speed for Kayak, Inflatable Fishing Boats (30" Shaft)
  • 【EFFICIENT POWER】- 36LB Thrust,This 12V electric trolling motor provides excellent power and efficiency for any boater. The High Quality Build Allows The Motor To Run All Day Long Without Overheating, the trolling motor runs stably with less noise and will not disturb the fish
  • 【VARIABLE HANDLE】-Comes with 6" telescoping adjustable handle. You can use it as long or as short as you want. Also,comfortable handle, 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds is for you to take a smooth and easily control
  • 【ADJUSTABLE DEPTH AND ANGLE】- Adjusting the shaft angle by press the button can adapt to different sailing conditions according to your surfing demands. Also, you can also adjust the depth of the machine in the water at will with a knob
  • 【UNIQUE DESIGN】- PEXMOR Electric Trolling Motor is equiped with three bladed propeller, which can enhance motivation and effiency. Three sharp blades make it easy to get rid of seaweed. In addition, we have an additional two and three bladed propeller in the 36/45 and 55/86 thrusters respectively
  • 【LED BATTERY INDICATOR】- 1-10 LED light indicator let you keep track of the battery's capacity. The red and green lights will give you a big hint. 1-3 red lights indicate low power to remind you of the left capacity of battery. (Battery not included)
Bestseller No. 10
Minn Kota 1358790 PowerDrive Freshwater Electric-steer Bow-Mount Trolling Motor with Digital Maximizer, 45 lbs Thrust, 48" Shaft
  • 48" Shaft, 12v, 45 lbs Thrust
  • Deploy-Assist Lever: Get in and out of the water easily. Just depress the lever to deploy your trolling motor and when it's time to move, it stows easily and securely
  • Side-To-Side/Electric Foot Pedal: Control speed, steering, and momentary and constant on/off with the PowerDrive foot pedal, which is waterproof and features an 18' cord. Note: the foot pedal is not included with i-Pilot models
  • Digital Maximizer: Provides up to 5 times longer run time on a single battery charge. These variable speed trolling motors let you dial in your exact speed, and they deliver only as much power as you need, helping to conserve your battery for a full day of fishing
  • Weedless Wedge 2 Prop: With swept-back flared blades to power through anything without battery-draining chopping and hacking, the Weedless Wedge 2 is one of the most trusted props in fishing

How To Choose the Best Fishing Tackle?

Okay, let me tell you that if you are fully aware of the necessary specifications of the trolling motors you need, getting yourself the best fishing tackle products won’t be rocket science.

But the point is that getting this full awareness isn’t easy, it needs a lot of effort and time to research and try till you finally find the fishing tackle product that meets your needs.

And since we know that having free time in this modern world is such a hard thing, we have done the research and trials for you.  All you need to do is to check out these few effective quick tips that will help you become a smart customer from the comfort of your boat!

Brand

Finding out the best trolling motors brand is almost half of your purchasing journey, so we enlisted various fishing tackle brands with a wide variety of features and specifications to suit your fishing needs. 

You are going to come across some popular brands that might be costly, but in return, you won’t have to worry about the quality of their fishing tackle products at all! 

They will offer you the durability, functionality, and convenience that will take your fishing experience to the next level.

Working Mechanism

If you are a beginner fisherman or a hobbyist, and it is the first time you are buying a spinning reel or gear you have to check the working mechanism of the reel before you buy it. 

How to do so? It is not a big deal! Just watch a couple of videos on YouTube or read the user manual online.

What if you are an old user and willing to buy a different spinning real of the same brand?  In which case, checking if any upgraded version got released is a great idea.

while if you are planning to get a fishing reel from another brand, checking the working mechanism is going to help a lot. If you found it convenient and easy to use, then go ahead!

Features

There are some features that you will find in every trolling motors from different brands, and that is what’s known as “the essential features”. while there are other features uniquely available in particular fishing tackle brands. 

So, you need to determine the features you need in the fishing tackle to make sure it meets your needs. For example, if you go for larger fish, you need to look for equipment that features anti-reverse gear for a high level of security.

If you go fishing in deep water you need to look for a fishing reel that has a large Line capacity. And if you go fishing in saltwater you need to select a fishing reel that is highly corrosive resistant.

Price

There are a few elements that determine the price of the trolling motors , like the brand, size, and special specifications.

Low prices do have a unique charm, and the fact is most of us usually go with the lowest price. 

But unfortunately, we are not always lucky, and we might end up having a horrible fishing tackle product because a high-quality product won’t be available at a very low price. Right?!

Customer Reviews

Here is what makes some customers smarter than others; “Reading the customer reviews.”

Many customers review the fishing equipment they got and their experience with it.  You will come across some detailed reviews, including photos, pros, cons, and whether that customer is going to buy this product again or not.

So, to avoid any disappointment and to get a realistic idea about the product you are willing to buy, we highly recommend checking a few reviews from 5-stars to 1-star levels. 

And if you found that the positive reviews are higher than the negative ones, you have the green light.

Pros and Cons

If you are too busy to read full reviews about the trolling motors , the pros and cons section is your lifesaver! It will save you lots and lots of time and effort. 

You can take a quick look at the pros and cons of the product on different sites, social media, and customer reviews.

Warranty and Customer Care Service

Unfortunately, not all brands and companies provide a reliable customer care service. In fact, some brands don’t take any responsibility after your purchase is made, even if the warranty period is not expired yet.

To avoid such hassle, you need to get your trolling motors from a trusted seller and make sure that you will be getting repairment or replacement in case of getting a faulty product.

Now you have an overall idea about the fishing tackle products available on the market right now. So, when you start purchasing online or offline, you will have enough confidence that will keep you away from getting overwhelmed by the wide variety of fishing equipment and their attractive specifications and design. 

CONCLUSION

All in all, to make sure you buy one of the best and most functional fishing equipment on the market, you need to decide whether you need a fancy product with fancy features from an expensive brand. Or you just want to get an affordable product with the essential features that get the job done.

You need to take a look at the customer reviews to check if trolling motors ” is going to meet your expectations and requirements or not. And if you are as busy as a bee, you can only take a glance at the pros and cons of the fishing equipment you are willing to buy.

Last but not least, you need to make sure that the seller you will get your product from provides consistent and reliable customer service. And it goes without saying that you have to get a product that comes with a long warranty.

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