Do ya use a trolling motor?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by justwannano, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    Well thats about it.
    Do you use a trolling motor on your catfishing boat?
    Tell us about your boat.
    Are cats your main target species?

    Myself I don't have a trolling motor. Been thinking about it but it won't be for a while if at all.
     
  2. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Yes I do use one.
    AS for me. I would leave without bait, But not without a trolling motor.
    But I drift fish and control the drift using the trolling motor in the current.
    Or wind or on the lake. I can control the boat better and follow a drift pattern better with one.
    Pete
     

  3. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Ooooooh yes.

    I have to have one. :lol: Probably 80% of my fish are caught using the trolling motor. They are a very valuble tool when drifting and you have to have one to troll.
     
  4. heavyduty

    heavyduty New Member

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    I dont leave home without it, the trolling motor has saved my butt, more than a few times. LOL
     
  5. F150Catfish

    F150Catfish New Member

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    yes i do. it's easy to control my boat. and I also do trotline, I need trolling motor for that too..
     
  6. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I was looking at some neat ones made for pontoons. There is one on the rear of each pontoon that electrically fold down into the water for use.
    Pricey!
    I first saw some of a similar type that are widely used on flats boats in Florida and some double as trim tabs.
     
  7. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Use mine most of the time, probably 70 to 80 percent. One way I use mine that I don't see a lot folks doing , long anchor rope, then use the trolling motor to move the boat from side to side. I can fish 3 different spots on one anchor drop.
     
  8. coolarrow2

    coolarrow2 New Member

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    I trolling motor is a must!! I use it all the time for running lines and for pole fishing. I use a bow mount hand control. I foot control will would not do for how I use it.
     
  9. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I agree with Pete whole heartly!
    Bill
     
  10. bhunt

    bhunt New Member

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    They are great for control drifts.
     
  11. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Yea I use trolling motor(s). That was the first thing I got for my ole 12' semi vee boat. Mounted on the back was not the place for it and so I made a mount for the front for the transom bracket.... Later I got a second one for the back of the boat. I always have two on my boats and use them for controlled drifting in lakes and rivers.

    bayrunner ray
     
  12. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    If you are fishin by your self, and you have to chase a fish down, a good trollin motor can't be beat.