Minn Kota’s new 15-foot Talon gives anglers the opportunity to stake down in deeper water at the edges of flats and sandbars. The unit’s vertical housing measures about 12 inches taller than the company’s 12-foot Talon, but adds minimal weight.
Across the Talon line, Minn Kota has added Bluetooth capability and a work light within the top cap. A redesigned remote control fob offers new options, and anglers can also connect to the anchor using the new Talon smartphone app.
The work light illuminates the entire back deck of the boat to help anglers when rigging and landing fish at night. It offers three brightness settings and white or blue LED light options.
Talon allows anglers to anchor in any condition with three user-selectable anchoring modes: the auto-drive mode powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits. A soft-bottom mode is ideal for less aggressive anchoring and easier retraction in muddy or silted bottom.
When the wind is blowing, the rough-water mode performs three consecutive auto-drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a secure hold when the boat rises and falls in waves.
The new Talons will be available in October.