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#12023690 - 01/06/17 08:13 AM Trolling Motor for Pontoon Boat
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Registered: 01/14/03
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Loc: Kentucky Lake
I have a 22 foot Pontoon that I want a new trolling motor for. I fish for bass, crappie, sunfish, and on rare occasion catfish. Boat is set up for 24 volt troller.

I am running Humminbird electronics.


What features and/or brands would you recommend.


Edited by Pilothawk (01/06/17 11:17 AM)
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#12023770 - 01/06/17 08:46 AM Re: Trolling Motor for Pontoon Boat [Re: Pilothawk]
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 415
Loc: Ft Wth
Originally Posted By: Pilothawk
I have a 22 foot Pontoon that I want a new trolling motor for. I fish for bass, crappie, sunfish, and on rare occasion catfish. Boat is set up for 24 volt troller.

What features and/or brands would you recommend.


Do a search on this site for the user "ERNEST PATY" and check out the post on his pontoon setup. He went with the MotorGuide Xi5 and is very happy with it. I think the Minn Kota Ultrex would be another very good option.

Here are a couple of Ernest posts.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11763488/1

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11729196/1

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#12024255 - 01/06/17 12:28 PM Re: Trolling Motor for Pontoon Boat [Re: Pilothawk]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3067
Loc: Arlington
What do you want? A cable steer foot control trolling motor or an electric steer with spotlock feature? Are your humminbirds linked or atleast ethernet capable? If they aren't then brand really makes no difference. If they are and you want a remote steer, then I'd go with Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova just so it could be linked to FF.

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#12034423 - 01/11/17 05:15 PM Re: Trolling Motor for Pontoon Boat [Re: Pilothawk]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 515
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Pontoon boats are challenging to fit a trolling motor to. Those made for pontoons slide vertically up and down the mounting bracket. A lot of times, the fencing gets in the way of stowing and deploying a bowmount. You will need to address the fence/gate issue first. If you're willing to have one that lays down on the deck when stowed, then a bowmount will work and you just need to figure if you want an electric steer or a footpedal.
John
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