Using Anchor-Lock on Trolling Motors to Catch More Fish


Score more fish with trolling-motor position-keeping.

A bow-mounted electric trolling motor using variable speeds and 360-degree swivel capability can keep a small to midsize vessel on the mark without the need to anchor. Want to hold your boat in position and pointed in a specific direction along a rip or a weed line?

We asked Rhode Island charter skipper B.J. Silvia ( about his use of a trolling motor to capture bruiser stripers, bulldog blackfish and behemoth tuna.