Trolling or angling is a fishing method that uses baited fishing lines. These fishing lines are drawn through the water while being attached to the rear part of a moving boat. To keep this boat moving, some sort of a special motor must be used. It should be the one that creates little noise so as not to disturb the fishes and spoil the whole fishing experience. This is where the trolling motor comes in.
What really is a trolling, anyway?
This is a small engine affixed to the bow or stern of an angler’s boat (a fishing boat can range from two to four person pleasure boat) that provides source of power for slowly trolling a lure or natural bait through water where fish are sought, or to allow for precise maneuvering of the boat so that the Angler can cast his bait better to where the fish are located for a more bountiful catch. Trolling motors just make trolling a lot easier and productive that you will never want to go back to your old ways again.
These motors usually are electric powered, with a battery providing its energy source. They are often used as an alternative to larger engines for propelling fishing boats to and from preferred fishing areas because they are quiet and they could only create at most a little disturbance. Their small propellers (The screw-propeller as opposed to paddle-wheels were introduced in the latter half of the 18th century ) can usually be lifted, either manually or via an electronic system, from the water to reduce drag when the larger engine is used for propulsion.
Why use them?
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. Each trolling motor also comes with built in features that suits either freshwater or saltwater fishing, depending on the consumer’s preferences. There are also other motors that boast their indestructible composite shaft which is guaranteed not to corrode, rust, or just degrade. Indestructible indeed!
In addition to this, there are companies that also provide a wide range of choices for parts and accessories of every purchased motor. This means that the convenience brought about by the trolling motor itself could still be improved. Now what’s going to be better than that?