Do you have a bow mount trolling motor, but sometimes want to anchor fish?
The easiest solution is to have an anchor nest that can mount on a quick release bracket. The same type of bracket that you would use to mount your bow mount trolling motor on.
In the picture below, we show an anchor nest mounted on an Anchor Caddie Adapter Bracket, which is mounted on the top plate of a Minn Kota® MKA-16-02 Quick Release Bracket, one of the most popular quick release brackets on the market.
After recent requests to have this adapter kit work for Motorguide users, we have found that it will match up perfectly on the Motorguide X Series quick release brackets.
With this setup, you would just slide off your bow mount trolling motor and slide in your anchor nest and you are ready to anchor fish.
In this setup, you would have purchased an additional quick release bracket, because you will need that top plate of the second quick release bracket to mount your adapter kit to, if you wanted to have both the bow mount trolling motor and anchor nest ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. But once you have this setup, switching between the two can be done with ease.
The Anchor Caddie Trolling Motor Adapter Kit is currently designed to mount on the most popular Minn Kota® Quick Release Brackets, as well as the Motorguide X Series Quick Release Brackets.
With this adapter kit, it doesn’t matter if your quick release bracket is mounted on the port or starboard side. With the angle plate, it can be rotated to accommodate both installations and also includes a 10 degree swing adjustment, in case the original installation is off the standard 45 degree angle.
So if you have, or plan on a bow mount trolling motor, but would still like the ability to switch to anchor fishing, you have options with the Anchor Caddie Trolling Motor Bracket Adapter.
For more information, go to Anchor-Caddie.com.