MarCum Marries Kayak…and Canoe

Minneapolis, Minn. – There’s a special “getting back to nature” feeling when heading out onto the water in a kayak or canoe. Let yourself be free; become one with the water. Study the shoreline and cover and make a cast. Take advantage of a current break and work it with a jig. Ah, the peace and private reunion with the nature…

 But no bite, you say? But it all looks perfect and you’re “feeling it.” So, ah, how deep of water are you fishing’? You have no clue, you say? Could it be that that’s the problem. Do you see any fish? No. Well, there’s no need to disrupt the tranquility and burn fossil fuels to stoke the fire of success.

 MarCum Technologies’ Troller is just what Mother Nature ordered. The svelte, walkie-talkie sized portable device offers full size sonar performance. On its proven crystal quick vertical display, the Troller instantly locks on to bottom, and clearly displays the location of fish and your lure, anywhere in the water column.

 River Ridge Custom Canoe and Hobie Pro Angler owner Noel Vick runs a Troller in both of his people-powered-watercrafts. “Kayak or canoe, I always seem to be long on gear and short on space,” says Vick. “Half dozen St. Croix Rods, Rapalas galore, soft-side cooler, fishing tools, bait containers and the kitchen sink – there’s normally no room for electronics. Then along came the Troller. I can wear it around my neck and check it like a stopwatch, or mount it unobtrusively without drilling any holes.”

No permanent mounting or cutting is necessary all the way around. The Troller’s transducer fires right through the hull without gluing it to anything – although it can be mounted permanently with epoxy.

The Troller is efficient, too. Six AA batteries fashion distinct pixels for up to 20 hours of continuous use. Think about it. Half dozen batteries and you’re finding fish, depth and structure for an entire weekend.

So let it be known that we’re all about the placidness and simplicity of fishing from a kayak or canoe. But why not let an affordable, pocket-sized sonar promise to put a bend in your pole? You should. Mother Nature will grant you a hall pass on this one, too.

In this short video from Small Waters Fishing, Hobie Pro Staff and Florida outdoor writer Jose Chavez utilizes the super powers of the Troller bass fishing on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, out of Mountain Harbor Resort. Note that during the segment Chavez is actually wearing the Troller on the neck strap, which is included.  


About Marcum Technologies

Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Versa Electronics, MarCum Technologies offers the highest standards in underwater viewing systems and flasher-sonar units available today.  For more information and a 2011 MarCum catalog, contact Versa Electronics, 3943 Quebec Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  55427.  For customer service, please contact us at 888-778-1208 or email us at   Website is


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