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Title: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: spookgus on December 09, 2020, 12:24:45 AM
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. I would like to buy a compass steer bow mount motor, with key fob and without the need for depth finder connectivity. Thank You
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on December 09, 2020, 06:58:59 PM
Minnkota Ipilot 😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: MtnMuley on December 09, 2020, 08:02:28 PM
Several new options for you like the Garmin or Lowrance, but I'd stick with the Minnkota recommendation. I run a 36v Motorguide and it has a ton of power, but specifically for walleye type fishing, I'd rather have a Minnkota. :twocents:
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: 10Key on December 09, 2020, 08:29:36 PM
Really depends on your rig...but from what you are describing, check out the MinnKota Terrova. That should suit your needs just fine and comes in 24v and 36v and varying shaft lenghts.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Angry Perch on December 10, 2020, 09:21:05 AM
Really depends on your rig...but from what you are describing, check out the MinnKota Terrova. That should suit your needs just fine and comes in 24v and 36v and varying shaft lenghts.

I love my Terrova. 
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: whitey on December 10, 2020, 09:46:55 AM
Minn Kota Terrova
I whats on the front of my Custom Weld
Love it
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Bill W on December 10, 2020, 10:56:29 AM
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,252506.msg3416707.html#msg3416707

This one is still for sale.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: dilleytech on December 12, 2020, 01:59:23 PM
I would never fish without a minnkota again. I have the 24v 80lb on a 16.5 smokercraft and its perfect. They are becoming very popular. I use it for everything.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Hilltop123 on December 12, 2020, 02:47:12 PM
Really depends on your rig...but from what you are describing, check out the MinnKota Terrova. That should suit your needs just fine and comes in 24v and 36v and varying shaft lenghts.

I love my Terrova. 
I second this or it might thirds it by now. Terrova with the I pilot, just do it. Got mine on a 21' Boulton, love it!
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: C-Money on December 15, 2020, 02:16:16 PM
Lots of good luck with the offerings from Minn Kota.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Reidus on December 15, 2020, 07:53:37 PM
I'm not sure how we even caught fish before ipilot. Seriously you will spend a lot more time fishing than messing around trying to steer your boat and rig or bait up at the same time.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Camo on December 15, 2020, 09:21:57 PM
some cool new options out there but the Terrova/I-Pilot combo is solid. Been using for walleye for some time. Fishing 4 rods off two downriggers in crowded sockeye water with young and newbs on the boat, the Terrova actually makes it enjoyable.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: shootem on December 15, 2020, 10:06:09 PM
following
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Post by: Angry Perch on December 16, 2020, 08:42:10 AM
Spot lock is awesome as well. Lock up on a deep school of perch, or some Lakers in Chelan. Bye-bye marker buoys!
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: dilleytech on December 28, 2020, 12:46:20 PM
Spot lock is awesome as well. Lock up on a deep school of perch, or some Lakers in Chelan. Bye-bye marker buoys!

My favorite feature. Forget about needing anchors when bobber fishing or plunking. Set, fish, move, repeat as needed.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 07:56:48 AM
I have the Ultera on my 27: Jama. The auto deploy is the real deal. I can unhook my boat, back down, hit the brakes and hit the remote. It will deploy, I can steer it away from the ramp anchor it and go park my truck. Head to the dock and retrieve my boat with my remote. The spot lock works great and the 36 volt motor at 112 lbs of thrust has plenty of power for a 10' wide, 27' long boat even on windy days. Lock the 9.9 straight and use the auto pilot mode to steer the front of the boat
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Bill W on February 15, 2021, 08:02:19 AM
Now you know this only works if you turn the power to the motor on first.... :yike:  I have the ulterra also.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 08:24:47 AM
Very good point. Sounds like a voice of experience
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: GWP on February 15, 2021, 09:54:34 AM
That and DO NOT leave the batteries in the $100 remote for your Terrova. Did that this winter with it facing down so all the juice went into the circuitry. Oops.
I upgraded everything on my boat a few years ago and have often said if I could go back and could only do one thing it would be the minn Kota Terrova trolling motor with I-Pilot.
Actually I would do the Riptide Terrova for saltwater on a removable mount to swap between boats.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 15, 2021, 10:07:36 AM
Want I'm ulltera on my 17ft alumaweld, anyone have fabricating done to mount? After fishing with a guy the has the ulltera I'm sold on them. Spot lock is the best
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:16:29 AM
I originally had mine mounted In My Leelock mount. I made a bracket that mounts to the side now so I can use my anchor as well and not switch it out
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:18:08 AM
More pics
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:20:38 AM
More pics coming. I have poor cell service.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:21:52 AM
Another one
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:25:47 AM
I also used the MKR26 plug. So nice I also switched all of my downriggers to the same plug
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:27:09 AM
Plug pic
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: GWP on February 15, 2021, 10:28:30 AM
Those poor people in your boat look miserable! They are having such a horrible experience their faces are twisted up into big smiles! Shame! Shame!
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 15, 2021, 10:30:52 AM
That was a fill the boat with shrimp day and turn over 500 back
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: shootem on February 15, 2021, 10:16:06 PM
I just bought the Terrova with I-Pilot that includes the Spot Lock. They are on back order so it will be at least the end of the month before it ships. Can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Ironhead on February 16, 2021, 07:25:01 AM
https://minnkota.factoryoutletstore.com
I have purchased several bow mounts here. I currently have a 112 Ulterra and like it alot. The Terrova is also a great bow mount.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 16, 2021, 08:30:39 AM
Are you interested in more pics of the side mount?
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 16, 2021, 11:19:41 AM
Are you interested in more pics of the side mount?
I like the side mount,my Stryker is a 98,now it would be considered a talon.i would like to  still have use of my anchor system
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 16, 2021, 02:58:57 PM
It works very well. Never in the way. Where are you located
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 16, 2021, 03:54:56 PM
Eastside,Wilbur
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 17, 2021, 08:16:07 AM
Do you need anymore pics of the mount or any questions?
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 17, 2021, 08:23:58 AM
Do you need anymore pics of the mount or any questions?
no thanks,you've  got good refernces for me to start
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Come Get Some on February 17, 2021, 10:14:02 AM
Ok. Good luck. If you run I to trouble or have questions don't hesitate to contact me. I also have the terrova on my bass boat. Like the Ultera better. Just saying.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 17, 2021, 11:50:48 AM
Ok. Good luck. If you run I to trouble or have questions don't hesitate to contact me. I also have the terrova on my bass boat. Like the Ultera better. Just saying.
thanks
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 17, 2021, 12:54:19 PM
rasbo I have a Stryker and I also use a bow mount. Anchor caddy slides in slides out.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 17, 2021, 02:06:15 PM
rasbo I have a Stryker and I also use a bow mount. Anchor caddy slides in slides out.
problem with mine,is it's a 98 stryker,which is considered a talon,very little room on bow plate and in the center is a welded rope slide and cleat behind that..once I get the ulltera I'll have to go from there...
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 17, 2021, 02:20:56 PM
🤫🤫🤫🤫 I grinded mine off. If your bow plate can support the plate your golden. Anchor caddie would work as your anchor nest/cleat/Rope lock. It works really well for me. I have no complaints. Good luck😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 17, 2021, 03:15:01 PM
🤫🤫🤫🤫 I grinded mine off. If your bow plate can support the plate your golden. Anchor caddie would work as your anchor nest/cleat/Rope lock. It works really well for me. I have no complaints. Good luck😉🥃🇺🇸
thank you,that will be slick if it fits..
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 17, 2021, 03:52:02 PM
This how mine is set up


Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 17, 2021, 04:02:39 PM
This how mine is set up
That's slick,I'll be getting that system. Thanks

Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 19, 2021, 08:25:50 PM
Hey rasbo let us know about what ya doin
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 20, 2021, 02:57:19 AM
Hey rasbo let us know about what ya doin
I'm going to have a larger plate welded across the bow. My batteries under that, then mount the puck for the ulltera and anchor system. I'm going to make it simple to remove everything so when catfishing I'm ready,and I might try surgeon up the columbia.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 20, 2021, 09:04:45 AM
Nice 😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: dilleytech on February 22, 2021, 09:18:26 AM
Hey rasbo let us know about what ya doin
I'm going to have a larger plate welded across the bow. My batteries under that, then mount the puck for the ulltera and anchor system. I'm going to make it simple to remove everything so when catfishing I'm ready,and I might try surgeon up the columbia.

The minnkota spotlock can work very well for sturgeon.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: JJB11B on February 22, 2021, 09:23:49 AM
I wish mine was  a Terrova, I've got the Motorguide Xi5 with all the gps stuff. the minnkota seems way more user friendly, not to mention the minnkota remote has a digital display that tells you what speed settings and such you are using
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 22, 2021, 05:46:53 PM
Ordered everything  I need,puck,motor mount,anchor mount,and anchor caddie. Ulltera is on the way. I'm feeling like a kid on Christmas eve..
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Ridgeratt on February 22, 2021, 06:17:54 PM
Ordered everything  I need,puck,motor mount,anchor mount,and anchor caddie. Ulltera is on the way. I'm feeling like a kid on Christmas eve..

Yee Haw  🤑
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 22, 2021, 08:18:00 PM
Thats great. Im surprised you need a bigger bow plate. 🤫🤫🤫 I want to go fishin😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 23, 2021, 03:30:14 AM
Thats great. Im surprised you need a bigger bow plate. 🤫🤫🤫 I want to go fishin😉🥃🇺🇸
hoping when I get everything it might work.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on February 23, 2021, 07:45:40 AM
It will and youll love its simplicity.
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Post by: Axle on February 24, 2021, 05:17:52 PM
Ordered everything  I need,puck,motor mount,anchor mount,and anchor caddie. Ulltera is on the way. I'm feeling like a kid on Christmas eve..
Not only are you going to love it - but you are going to wonder how in Sam hill did you ever fish without one before.
Been there  :tup:
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: GWP on February 24, 2021, 05:42:05 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 24, 2021, 05:57:14 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!
good info, thanks.. I bought my ulltera from Minn kota,
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 24, 2021, 05:59:18 PM
Ordered everything  I need,puck,motor mount,anchor mount,and anchor caddie. Ulltera is on the way. I'm feeling like a kid on Christmas eve..
Not only are you going to love it - but you are going to wonder how in Sam hill did you ever fish without one before.
Been there  :tup:
you got that right,first time I fished on a boat with one was Y G guide Craig's boat.. I won't lie,it gave me wood :chuckle:
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: GWP on February 24, 2021, 06:17:42 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!

Or at least leave it laying face up! Batt juice leaked down into the circuit board.
And has been stated, once you get used to it you will love it.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on February 28, 2021, 01:43:54 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!

Or at least leave it laying face up! Batt juice leaked down into the circuit board.
And has been stated, once you get used to it you will love it.
that good info
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: dilleytech on February 28, 2021, 03:16:21 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!

Or at least leave it laying face up! Batt juice leaked down into the circuit board.
And has been stated, once you get used to it you will love it.
that good info

Remember if the remote ever starts acting up and not working right. Take the battery out flip it over, put it back in, take it out again and put it back in the correct way. This resets the circuit board or something like that. I find mine gets screwy every now and then.
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Post by: Pinetar on February 28, 2021, 04:43:47 PM
Just verified the place I order from has four Riptide Terrova 60 coming in soon. Will order tomorrow or Sat. Also had to get a new remote for my freshwater one. $178!!! Take out the batteries regardless of the age! Ouch!

Or at least leave it laying face up! Batt juice leaked down into the circuit board.
And has been stated, once you get used to it you will love it.
that good info

Remember if the remote ever starts acting up and not working right. Take the battery out flip it over, put it back in, take it out again and put it back in the correct way. This resets the circuit board or something like that. I find mine gets screwy every now and then.

Thank You, never heard this so good to know. :tup:
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on March 11, 2021, 05:09:28 PM
Got my bow welded,and the puck mounted. My batteries well be under the new top.easy to remove if needed. Opinions needed on paint? Or tuff coat or something like that?
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Post by: Blacklab on March 11, 2021, 08:57:29 PM
Thats great👍
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Post by: JJB11B on March 15, 2021, 10:13:58 AM
Got my bow welded,and the puck mounted. My batteries well be under the new top.easy to remove if needed. Opinions needed on paint? Or tuff coat or something like that?
I used Slip no More or some such outdoor paint with aggregate in it. about $45 dollars for a gallon on Amazon and it worked great EDIT... price went up https://www.amazon.com/Evercoat-853-Skid-No-More-Rubberized-Non-Skid/dp/B000N9M3PS/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=Slip+no+more+floor+paint&qid=1615828464&sr=8-29
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on March 15, 2021, 04:22:00 PM
Got my bow welded,and the puck mounted. My batteries well be under the new top.easy to remove if needed. Opinions needed on paint? Or tuff coat or something like that?
I used Slip no More or some such outdoor paint with aggregate in it. about $45 dollars for a gallon on Amazon and it worked great EDIT... price went up https://www.amazon.com/Evercoat-853-Skid-No-More-Rubberized-Non-Skid/dp/B000N9M3PS/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=Slip+no+more+floor+paint&qid=1615828464&sr=8-29
thanks I'll check that out
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: GWP on March 15, 2021, 05:36:00 PM
Riptide Terrovas are on hold every where. Called and ordered one from Englund Marine as they checked and they had four coming in. Aaaaaand they got backordered.
Got to mod the deck for it anyway and it is not done yet.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on March 19, 2021, 08:49:53 AM
Took my boat out the other day. This is how I have it set up with the bow mount. Rasbo your gonna love yours as well.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on March 19, 2021, 05:46:56 PM
Took my boat out the other day. This is how I have it set up with the bow mount. Rasbo your gonna love yours as well.
sweet,I'm having two cleats welded on tuesday,then I'll paint it. Won't be long.. do you get on Roosevelt  fish I g
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on March 19, 2021, 10:06:28 PM
I wish😢
You'll be dialed when done😉🥃🇺🇸
Im 15 mins North PDX Airport. 😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on April 14, 2021, 02:40:01 PM
Done,took it out and played with it... gee sounds dirty lol I did get excited playing with it...
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on April 14, 2021, 02:56:06 PM
Outstanding! Perfect timming get some😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Axle on April 14, 2021, 06:17:39 PM
OK Raz. Your quality of fishing just went up a couple notches  :tup:
The only thing that will force you off the water now is a dead trolling motor battery.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on April 14, 2021, 07:07:47 PM
OK Raz. Your quality of fishing just went up a couple notches  :tup:
The only thing that will force you off the water now is a dead trolling motor battery.
I'm so impressed with this.cant wait to get back out
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Blacklab on April 15, 2021, 07:52:44 AM
😂😂😂😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: rasbo on April 15, 2021, 04:23:38 PM
Lol
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on May 11, 2021, 09:15:47 PM
What's the story on electric motors?? Can't find one anywhere. Cabelas won't even take an order and then back order it. Can't even find anything on Craigslist. Minn kotas or Motor guide doesn't matter..... they are all out of stock.
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: Pinetar on May 11, 2021, 09:47:24 PM
Almost impossible to find right now. I just upgraded from a Minn Kota 55lb Powerdrive 54in to a Terrova I-Pilot 80 and it took 4 months plus to receive it. If you are interested in the Powerdrive I would make you a great deal cause I will never use it again. It works great and I just bought a new $125 foot pedal for it.

I will be headed your direction to Banks Lake fishing from May 14th to 25th staying at Steamboat and could bring it with me if you want to check it out? It is only a 55lb thrust but might get you by until more are available?
Title: Re: Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley
Post by: buckcanyonlodge on May 12, 2021, 05:13:28 AM
Hey, thanks for the offer. I have a foot control Minn Kota on my new boat but want to upgrade to one of the wireless models. Has to be 70 or 80 lb thrust. Should have swapped the Motor Guide wireless off the boat I just sold.