Trolling Motor - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Inshore Fishing / Surf Fishing > Flounder Gigging

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-30-2010, 09:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
Snapper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 583
Default Trolling Motor

Got a little extra money sitting around thought I would finally start working on the G3 I bought with the purpose of using it for floundering and maybe a little river fishing/hunting. With that said what is the better kind of motor hand control or foot control? Main use will be floundering the second river running/fishing/hunting.
Trophy05 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
fisheye48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Texas
Posts: 4,958
Send a message via AIM to fisheye48
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trophy05 View Post
Got a little extra money sitting around thought I would finally start working on the G3 I bought with the purpose of using it for floundering and maybe a little river fishing/hunting. With that said what is the better kind of motor hand control or foot control? Main use will be floundering the second river running/fishing/hunting.
MINN KOTA!!!! make sure to get the saltwater series ones...ive seen some of the freshwater ones last a few trips in salt
fisheye48 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
Auburn Grad - 1999
White Marlin
 
Grassflatsfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,539
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fisheye48 View Post
MINN KOTA!!!! make sure to get the saltwater series ones...ive seen some of the freshwater ones last a few trips in salt
I had a fresh water motorguide that I used in fresh and salt, now my buddy has it and he is mostly a salt water/bay guy and it's still kicking strong. Go Motorguide.

As far as tiller or foot steer, if your a sit down fisherman a foot pedal model is the way to go. If your a stand up fisherman then I'd go tiller. I personally have a Motorguide tiller 55 on mine and like it a lot. If I had the money I'd get one of the new remote control ones. Those suckers are sweet. Whip out the check book though.
Grassflatsfisher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
Snapper
 
overkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 536
Default

I had a foot control 101 Minn Kota (came with boat) - hated it. Maybe I am not coordinated enough....could not wait to replace it with a tiller (Minn Kota riptide). It is roughly four months old and has been back for warranty work once already. The dealer (fox in mobile) stated the new ones are not built as good as the older ones. Hopefully, it is good now. I like the tiller model.
overkill is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
Senior Member
Blue Marlin
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pensacola, Fl.
Posts: 5,585
Default

The Minkota SF series is the top of their line and what I have. There is a difference internally. It has to do with the material that the motor brushes are mounted in.

I have this one. Love It.




http://mk.factoryoutletstore.com/cat...ng-Motors.html


Quote:
If I had the money I'd get one of the new remote control ones.
I've tried a remote control unit. It would be fine for Bass fishing and casting a shore line. It's not worth a Damn for Floundering. It's to jerky and delayed. That one was a Motorguide.

I sold that unit.




Last edited by X-Shark; 12-31-2010 at 09:28 AM.
X-Shark is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2010, 09:59 AM   #6
Auburn Grad - 1999
White Marlin
 
Grassflatsfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3,539
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by X-Shark View Post


I've tried a remote control unit. It would be fine for Bass fishing and casting a shore line. It's not worth a Damn for Floundering. It's to jerky and delayed. That one was a Motorguide.
I can see where the remote would not be good for floundering.

I have a little 42lb that I mount to the back and use to troll for specks so I can turn it off from the back and steer without running to the front every time we hook up. It serves its purpose but it is no where near the quality of my MG.

Last edited by Grassflatsfisher; 12-31-2010 at 10:04 AM.
Grassflatsfisher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
Junior Member
Cigar Minnow
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milton
Posts: 10
Send a message via MSN to MrRick
Default

I used a 20 horse mercury one year, very effective. It was tuned up to where it would creep along slowly, and the flatties would lay still if you saw one to late, and you could turn around and get him.
MrRick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2011, 07:51 AM   #8
Member
Ruby Red Lip
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 96
Default

There are a lot of reasons why the trolling motors are good. In addition to the fact that it avoids creating a disturbance while fishing, it virtually meets almost any fishing application and personal tastes and preferences.
__________________
fishing in canada
fishingcanada is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.