ICAST 2019: Year of the trolling motor   

Four years ago, Minn Kota turned the fishing industry on its ear with the introduction of the Ultrex trolling motor, which sported a revolutionary new feature known as “Spot Lock” that can strategically hold a boat in place in open water. 

It gave Minn Kota a distinct leg up on the competition — and since then, everyone else has been playing catch-up. 

This week at the Orange County Convention Center, the industry issued its response. 

Lowrance, Garmin and Motorguide all unveiled new trolling motors during the annual ICAST fishing tradeshow — and all three feature their own version of Spot Lock technology, plus other bells and whistles that are likely to be a hit with bass anglers. 

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