View Full Version : trolling motor advice

07-30-2013, 08:43 AM
I just bought a 20' pontoon and am trying to decide what size trolling motor to put on it. Does anybody have any experience or opinions on what to get. I do some spider rigging. I'm thinking about a minn kota power drive or motor guide wireless models. Any opinions are welcome good or bad.

07-30-2013, 09:15 AM
Big and strong! I for sure would go with Minn Kota and for me it's the Terrova and I have an 80# Version, but with a 20' pontoon I may even go to the 101# because them pontoons catch a lot of wind. I did have an 80# on a pontoon that was 18', but still was hard to troll with it big time.

M R Dux
07-30-2013, 09:38 AM
Terrova 101 with I-Pilot since you have plenty of space for 3 batteries.

I have a Terrova 80 with I-Pilot on my 1860 Horizon and it is without a doubt the best piece of fishing equipment I have ever purchased. Yes, the initial cost hurts a little but you will soon get over it.

07-30-2013, 04:30 PM

07-30-2013, 06:38 PM
the bigger you can go the better it will be, the terrova is a good one, but you could probably get by with just the AP and variable speed. Unless you're going to save some of the routes to run over and over again.

Fins a Floppin
07-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Broken Record ... I have the Terrova 101lb on a 211 Reata and it is awesome! The spot lock feature alone is worth the money.

07-30-2013, 07:57 PM
i also have one.......excellent piece of equipment!!!