Why is the Minn Kota name on the boats of so many serious anglers, weekend warriors and families who love fishing? Because they count on us to put their boat in the right place to catch more fish — and we do it better than anyone else.
In 1934, O.G. Schmidt invented the first gear-driven electric trolling motor in Fargo, North Dakota. The idea took off with anglers looking for more boat control, and Schmidt named the growing company for the land he called home: in the heart of fishing country, on the MINNesota-North DaKOTA border, Minn Kota was born.
Since then, we haven’t stopped evolving and innovating. From foot pedals to composite shafts, and variable speed controls to GPS-controlled trolling motors.
Today, our trolling motors help you plow through stump fields while our i-Pilot systems control your boat at the push of a button. Our Talon shallow water anchors lock you to a fishing spot like nothing else. We make marine battery chargers that keep everything running from sunrise to sundown, day after day, year after year. And with a full line of Minn Kota parts and accessories to support it all, we’ve got your back.
It’s all built to keep you one step ahead of the fish by people who love the sport as much as you do. That’s what we do. That’s who we are. And you’d better believe we’re proud to put our name on it.