Easy To Make Motor Mount For Fishing Kayak

By Gary Thorberg

Gary Thorberg, Minnesota designed this motor mount for his W fishing kayak:

detail of new motor mount for fishing kayak

detail of new motor mount for fishing kayak

detail of new motor mount for fishing kayak

Gary uses this mount to attach an electric trolling motor to his W fishing kayak, as well as an outboard gas engine.
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Sensible Kayak Fishing

Makes sense, right?

After all, not too many anglers practice kayak fishing, since it’s considered by most to be somehow extreme, in the sense that fishing out of one of those SOT, sit-in, and hybrid kayaks doesn’t feel stable, comfortable or dry enough to the common angler, and rightfully so.
But there’s another type of kayak fishing, which is safer, feels better, and is more practical. The new online magazine called Sensible Kayak Angler is just about that: Fishing from kayaks that are stable enough, don’t lead to any back pain or other typical impact caused by fishing from conventional kayaks, and do not involve the hassle and discomfort that come with this sport.

Stability, ergonomics, are among the many subjects discussed in this new kayak fishing magazine, and the more light shed on these subjects, the better.

Some Cool Ideas For Rigging Your Fishing Kayak – Motor Mount

A Kayak Transom Motor Mount

Let’s admit it – Paddling a fishing kayak can be fun, if you’re in the right kayak, but it’s a propulsion method that a but limited as far as your travel range is concerned.
You might be thinking about mounting a trolling motor, or an outboard gas engine on your kayak, and here’s a simple, easy to make DIY design for a sturdy transom motor mount:

2 hp Honda outboard motor mounted on W500 fishing kayak

The person who created this transom motor mount is Rox Davis, from Connecticut, one of America’s best bass kayak anglers. Read more about bass kayak fishing >>
The outboard motor in this picture is the 2hp 4-cycle from Honda – a fine motor indeed.

And this kayak motor mount was made by Glynn, a fly kayak fisherman from Texas:

DIY transom motor mount for fishing kayak, Texas

Read more about rigging your fishing kayak >>

And if you’re looking to read more, here’s an article about motorizing your fishing kayak >>