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Say goodbye to bent or damaged trolling plates. The EasyTroller trolling plate’s patented spring hinge design flexes upward to prevent damage to the trolling plate under accidental acceleration.   Optional hydrofoil fins are available for those applications looking for improved fuel economy and performance.  

Key Features of the EasyTroller Trolling Plate

  • Slows boats to ideal trolling speed, even as slow as 1 mph
  • Patented hinged plate design flexes upward to prevent damage or shear pin breakage
  • Mounts directly to the cavitation plate of your outboard or outdrive, a few inches behind the propeller
  • Made from marine-grade anodized aluminum and stainless steel
  • One year warranty
  • Made in the USA

EasyTroller Trolling Plate Models

Description For Motors Plate Length
EasyTroller Standard 50 hp and up 14.5″
EasyTroller Standard w/ Fins 50 hp and up 14.5″
EasyTroller Short 30 to 45 hp 12″”
EasyTroller Short w/ Fins 30 to 45 hp 12″

What are Hydrofoil Fins

As the hydrofoil moves through the water, it acts like a wing, raising the back of the boat in the water. This helps boats improve their hole shot and maintain a plane at lower rpms which can improve fuel economy. By raising the stern the trim is adjusted and the boat planes with the bow in a lower position, which increases visibility and safety. If you want to reach a plane more quickly, struggle keeping your boat on a plane, plane in a bow high attitude, experience porpoising or chine-walking, hydrofoil fins may offer some real performance improvements. The extent to which a hydrofoil will improve your boat’s performance depends on your equipment and the conditions where you typically boat.


Patented hinged design allows the trolling plate to flex upward so you can troll at the ideal speed without worrying about damaging your plate.

  • Holds trolling speeds as low as 1 mph
  • Patented hinged design flexes to prevent bending under acceleration
  • Standard Modelfits O/Bs and I/Os 50HP – 300HP
  • Marine grade anodized aluminum and stainless steel construction
  • Spare parts available

Lakeland Marine Services is NZ’s only Bayliner and Striker boat specialist dealer. Delivery throughout NZ Taupo’s only Mercruiser & Mercury outboard, Honda, Volvo  Penta, Yanmar, and Parsun service & sales dealer with 40 years of Mercury service experience.

Name: Lakeland Marine
Phone: 0800 888 500 or 021 1531830
Address: 16 Rauhoto Street, Nukuhau, Taupo, New Zealand 3330



Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What size motor does the EasyTroller fit?
    EasyTroller short is for outboards 30 to 50 horsepower. EasyTroller standard is for boats with 50 to 300 horsepower. Fins can be used with short and standard EasyTrollers.
  2. What type of engines will the EasyTroller mount too?
    The EasyTroller will mount to both I/Os and outboards.
  3. What do the EasyTroller fins do? Do I need them?
    The EasyTroller fins work as a hydrofoil. If you currently use a hydrofoil then you will need to purchase the EasyTroller with fins. A separate hydrofoil won’t work with the EasyTroller. The fins are a separate module that can be added to any EasyTroller in the future if needed.
  4. Can I use a separate hydrofoil with my EasyTroller?
    No, both products bolt to the cavitation plate and will interfere with each other. The EasyTroller Hydrofoil Fins are designed to provide hydrofoil lift in conjunction with your EasyTroller Trolling Plate.
  5. How slow will the EasyTroller slow my boat?
    The EasyTroller can slow a boat down to 1 mph.
  6. How do I mount my EasyTroller?  The EasyTroller will bolt directly to your engine’s cavitation plate with included mounting hardware.
  7. Will I need to drill holes for mounting?
    Yes, you will need 4 holes in your cavitation plate for proper mounting. If you have existing holes from another application, you may be able to modify the EasyTroller to work with your existing hole pattern.
  8. Will my EasyTroller bend if I leave it in the down position and accelerate?The EasyTroller may bend if it is subjected to high acceleration or high speeds for a period of time. The patented, hinged, pressure release plate is designed to provide a margin of safety in cases of accidental acceleration.
How Does an EasyTroller Trolling Plate Work?
The EasyTroller’s Patented Plate Design Helps to Prevent Damage in case of Accidental Acceleration.  
Trolling plates are a necessity for many fishermen, but they can be an irritating and expensive accessory to maintain. Experienced anglers know that accidentally accelerating before raising the trolling plate can cause the propeller’s force to bend the plate or break its shear pins. Ironwood Pacific has incorporated an elegant solution to that problem in the EasyTroller Trolling plate. The patented pressure release hinge design helps prevents bending the plate due to accidental acceleration, saving fishermen time and money. Under normal operating conditions, the heavy springs hold the lower portion of the plate rigid. When the pressure on the plate reaches a critical point, before damage to the plate is imminent, the springs will flex, relieving the pressure. Once the throttle has been reduced to trolling speeds again, the plate returns to its normal configuration and is ready to troll again.
How does the EasyTroller work?  First, the EasyTroller is mounted to the motor’s cavitation plate.  When ready to troll the angler simply shifts the boat into neutral, comes to a stop and lowers the plate by pulling the EasyTroller release rope. Once locked into place the trolling plate will block some of the prop thrust and slow the boat to a 1 to 2 mph trolling speed while allowing the angler to maintain steering control.  When finished trolling, the angler can pull the release cord (while still at trolling speed) and accelerate to lock the plate into its horizontal position. In the up position the plate offers very little drag and will offer some of the lift benefits of a hydrofoil fin. For boats that experience a slow hole shot or porpoising the EasyTroller’s optional hydrofoil fins can be added to improve performance.  
Designed for 30 HP and up outboards and I/O motors, the EasyTroller will help slow boats to their ideal trolling speeds. Does it work? Just ask Salmon, Trout and Walleye fisherman Greg Sprague: “This thing is built like a tank when compared to the competition. It is easy to install, fool proof, and operates like a gem. I know it will get the job done where other plates have failed.”
Made from anodized aluminum, mount quickly and easily, and can improve planing performance and fuel efficiency. Both models ensure that the trolling fisherman will spend his day cruising for fish on the lake rather than cruising to town for repairs.
The EasyTroller comes in a short model for outboards 30-45HP and a standard model for outboards or outdrives 50 HP and up. Either model can be equipped with optional Hydrofoil Fins. These optional fins are The EasyTroller is one of Ironwood Pacific Outdoors’ premium, problem-solving boating accessories. The EasyTroller is made in the USA with tough, marine grade anodized aluminum and stainless steel components.