The 10 Best Trolling Motors

This review has been updated 22 times since it was first published in April of 2015. These trolling motors will enable you to drag your lure at the ideal speed to entice fish out of their underwater hiding places and, hopefully, into your boat. Most of these models are suitable for both fresh and saltwater environments and offer bow or transom mounting on kayaks, canoes, and dinghies. Unlike gas-powered models, they don’t produce much noise or any mess. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the review.

Editor's Choices
Top 10 2 Person Kayaks

10. Outsunny Transom

  • 9-position lever lock bracket
  • Surprisingly quiet at full speed
  • Battery is not included

9. Goplus Freshwater

  • Hardwearing telescopic handle
  • Works on kayaks with brackets
  • Battery drains rather quickly

8. Watersnake ASP

  • Gets through weeds effectively
  • Simple clip mounting system
  • Only 2 speed settings

7. Watersnake Tracer

  • Ideal for kayaks and canoes
  • Durable 3-blade weedless prop
  • Mounts on transom or bow

6. MotorGuide X3

  • Sturdy and dependable locking pin
  • Metal mounting bracket resists rust
  • Easy to adjust the shaft

5. Minn Kota Endura Max

  • Simple push-to-test battery meter
  • 2-year warranty on the motor
  • Battery life is very impressive

4. Newport Vessels Electric

  • 2 sizes to choose from
  • Eight speeds available
  • Long battery cables

3. Minn Kota Power Drive

  • Easy-to-see battery meter
  • Convenient waterproof foot pedal
  • Stays cool while in operation

2. Newport Vessels NV-Series

  • Resilient stainless steel hardware
  • Works with nearly all small boats
  • Lightweight and easy to manage

1. Minn Kota Endura C2

  • Not prone to uv damage
  • Handle is comfortable and sensitive
  • Enables turns easily

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