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Electric Trolling Motors

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Give yourself an edge on your next fishing outing with high quality trolling motors from DICK’S Sporting Goods. Explore a collection of dozens of electric boat motors from trusted names like Minn Kota® and MotorGuide®. You can choose from transom mounted electric trolling motors, bow mounted motors, and other motor designs with a wide range of shaft lengths and thrust ratings available. If you’re heading out for salt water fishing, be sure to check out the specialized saltwater trolling motors, featuring durable aluminum coatings and components that can stand up to the challenge of long days on the ocean or bay.

Expert Advice

Trolling motors are popular with anglers who want to be able to maneuver around a fishing area without disturbing the fish below the surface. When you’re searching for a new electric boat motor, keep these points in mind:

  • Most trolling motors operate on 12 volt, 24 volt and 36 volt circuits. Typically, 12 volt motors are a good choice for small boats with one or two occupants, while 24 and 36 volt motors are a better choice for larger boats carrying more people and equipment.
  • Transom mounted trolling motors provide a familiar feel for anglers who prefer to control their boat from the rear. A bow mount trolling motor allows for extra control in windy conditions.
  • Thrust rating is another important point to consider when choosing a trolling motor. Larger boats typically require more thrust, but higher thrust can also create more noise and disturbance in the water. Many of the trolling motors available at DICK’S Sporting Goods feature adjustable thrust settings that allow you to choose more power when your boat is heavily loaded, and a lower power setting when you have a lighter load or want to keep noise to a minimum.
  • Be sure to measure your boat before buying a trolling motor so that you can choose the correct shaft length. Trolling motors are available with shaft lengths ranging from 36 inches to more than 54 inches.
  • Even the best motors have potential to fail. Make sure you keep a set of boat oars or paddles with you at all times when out on open water.