The Minn Kota® Ultrex has been out for a year or two now and is changing the way anglers fish. This new trolling motor is the top of the line and arguably out competes everything else on the market in its class. But is the Minn Kota® Ultrex worth it?
Details on the Minn Kota® Ultrex
The Ultrex trolling motor is packed with new technology and a number of features. Without going into too much detail, here are some of the new trolling motor features on the Ultrex. It is Bluetooth enabled, has electronic steering, i-Pilot, AutoPilot, built in maximizer, Spot-Lock, integrated battery meter, lift assist, and is universal sonar capable.
Next Level Boat Control with i-Pilot Link - Brett Hite shows how you can operate your trolling motor from your Humminbird graph and follow a contour line with your trolling motor without having to touch the foot pedal or remote.
The features that most bass anglers are most interested in and why the Minn Kota® Ultrex is worth it is the Spot-Lock feature. Spot-Lock is your new "anchor" for your boat. It allows you to fish smarter and more efficiently with less effort. With Spot-Lock you are able to push a button using the i-Pilot feature or the foot pedal to direct the trolling motor to hold on your current position. The trolling motor will continually adjust the speed and position as needed, based on GPS positioning, to hold you at your spot. This feature completely takes the place of the traditional anchor in your boat. In addition, the AutoPilot feature allows you to set a course, which the trolling motor will follow. One of the best ways to use this feature is to follow along a shoreline when fishing spinnerbaits for bass. The trolling motor keeps you off-shore and moving leaving you to focus on fishing.
The trolling motor comes in a 24v (80-lbs trust) and 36v (112-lbs trust) model with various shaft lengths. It is at the top when it comes to price at about $2,300 bucks for the 24v model. You can also choose whether you want the Link model, which works with Humminbird® electronics for a seamless connection to all your fish finders and graphs.
Reasons Why the Minn Kota® Ultrex is Worth It
For even the weekend bass fishing angler, the Minn Kota® Ultrex is worth it. You can probably come up with more than three reasons why that is true once you have one on your boat, but here are the top reasons why every bass boat should and will have an Ultrex trolling motor on it.
One thing is for sure, the Minn Kota® Ultrex is worth it. All the new technology packed into this trolling motor will make you a better angler. Bass fishing has had few innovations that have changed the entire sport, but in the last 50 years this trolling motor is one of them.