In short, YES, a front mount trolling motor is worth the investment! Not only is there more control with a front mount or bow mount trolling motor – significantly better control than a transom mount motor, there are several other advantages as well. You want to be able to position your boat precisely, even during winds or underwater currents. At Pro Controll, we offer two types of front mount trolling motor options.
A trolling motor is a small electric motor used on a boat to provide slow and precise propulsion, allowing anglers to fish in a more controlled manner. It is typically mounted at the bow (front) or stern (rear) of their boat and can be controlled by a foot pedal or hand controlled. A front mount trolling motor is designed to be quiet and efficient, providing anglers with a means of moving through the water silently without disturbing the fish. Trolling motors are used primarily for fishing and provide precise control and silent maneuverability in shallow waters, near shorelines, or in other areas where traditional outboard motors may not be practical. Trolling motors come in various sizes and configurations to fit different types of boats and different fishing styles. They are typically powered by batteries and can be easily removed and stored when not in use. Many front mount trolling motor options also come with features like GPS and sonar to help anglers navigate and locate fish.
So, what is the difference between a front mount trolling motor and a transom motor? These are two different types of boat motors that differ in their mounting position and intended use:
- Mounting Position: A transom mount trolling motor is mounted on the transom or stern of a boat, while all foot controlled trolling motors are mounted on the bow of the boat. Trolling motors are often mounted on the bow to provide greater control and maneuverability while fishing.
- Intended Use: A transom mount trolling motor is designed to provide the main power and propulsion from the stern of your boat, while a bow mount trolling motor is intended to provide power and propulsion from the front or bow of the boat. Trolling motors are typically smaller and less powerful than outboard motors and are used primarily for fishing in shallow or calm waters.
- Control: Transom mount trolling motors are typically controlled by a tiller handle, while bow mounted trolling motors can be controlled by a foot pedal or handheld remote control. This allows the angler to focus on fishing while controlling the movement of the boat.
- Power Source: Outboard motors are typically gas-powered, while trolling motors are all electric and are powered by a battery or series of batteries.
While a outboard motor is intended for powering and propelling a boat, a trolling motor is intended for slow, precise, and controlled movement while fishing. A front mount trolling motor is specifically designed for use on small boats and is mounted at the bow of the boat. Trolling motors are smaller than outboard motors and are not designed to provide propulsion for boats. Pro Controll has two types of hand-controlled bow mount trolling motor options: the Trolling Motor S-Type, and the Trolling Motor L-Type.
Our company is committed to producing reliable, durable, and affordable products that will help everyone be able to fish like the pros. In today’s world, that means fishing with a bow mounted trolling motor that helps you to position your boat precisely and to hold it in place in winds or current. If you have any questions about our products, reach out today! We are centrally located in Kansas City, and ship nationwide! We’re not kidding when we say we want you to have the “Freedom to fish how you want!” Contact us today by calling (913) 721-9800 or reach us online at www.procontroll.com!