- Mar 29, 2011
- Medford, OR
What's the best trolling motor for a river boat? My boyfriend &I are thinking about getting his Dad a trolling motor for his birthday in June.:think:
more info, like type of boat, and type of water and species fished for.
If you are trolling for Trout in lakes, I have had best luck basically ''downrigging'' a worm with a 1/8 or 1/4 slide sinker and a size 1-4 Gamakatsu with a 3ft, 6lb Maxima or P-Line Moss Green Leader. I have caught some big Rainbows out of Siltcoos, Munsel, and Woahink Lake (Coast Lakes) trolling an electric motor with gramps trying to find schools of Yellow Perch with this rig (big sea run Cutthroats as well). Keep it simple, you don't need a bunch of bling, bells, blades, Corvette bumpers, and aluminum foil, :lol:. Trout are generally used to chasing a bug down or a minnow.
Haha, sorry, I thought you were asking for info on trolling, but here you go anyways, :lol: .
You're gonna need a long shaft motor. You can go electric but you can run into problems with just an electric motor with a drift boat, drift boats become sailboats in the wind, and you might not have enough thrust with an electric, even if you went with a higher thrust such as a 55. I'd recommend a 6-9.9 horse long shaft 2 stroke.
Wedding Rings aren't bad, I like red/red, but would still rather keep it down to a simple worm, you can actually run the wedding with the slide sinker so you can keep it down while you troll.
I have also caught Rainbows trolling small fur Crappie jigs, pretty much like a fly but weighted, tipped with worm sometimes.