Humminbird & Minn Kota
For over 30 years Humminbird has manufactured the worlds’ favorite range of Fishfinders. To get to the forefront of the industry Humminbird has driven technological development that has, amongst other things, seen them create a raft of new releases, including the innovative 360 Imaging and Side Imaging technologies. Humminbird Fish Finders are now providing recreational and professional anglers the best on water experience possible and giving you the most advanced tools.
The Minn Kota electric trolling motor began its life in 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. O. G. Schmidt, inventor of the trolling motor, was known to be a man of many diverse ideas. Prior to the trolling motor, Mr. Schmidt invented, produced and sold a copper soldering torch from his home in Wheatland, North Dakota. Due to its success, manufacturing operations were then moved to Fargo. Because of its proximity to the Minnesota – North Dakota border, Mr. Schmidt named the business The Minn Kota Manufacturing Company.
Since its founding, Minn Kota has led the way in product innovation and cutting-edge technology. Our list of Minn Kota “firsts” supports this commitment to trolling motor development and the fishing community.