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Trolling Motors: Freshwater Fishing Accessories & Gear
- Tiller steer motors are the easiest to install—and to remove—because they clamp to the boat with a couple of thumbscrews. You can also mount a tiller steer trolling motor on the bow, stern, or both if you want to.
- Foot control trolling motors require a folding mounting bracket on the bow—we’ve never seen a foot control motor located anywhere else on a boat. Most foot controls use mechanical cables to move the trolling motor—press your toe down to turn the motor (and the boat) one way, rock your heel back on the foot pedal to maneuver the motor in the opposite direction. You can now control many of the newer trolling motors with small remote control devices that vary in size from a garage door opener, to a small car remote lock and unlock fob that fits on a key chain.
Trolling motors really don’t troll—they’re a means of keeping you fishing.
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