Minn Kota 12Ft Talon Black Shallow Water Anchor
The fastest, strongest, quietest shallow water anchor has reached a new low. Our bolder, smarter, more colorful new 12- and 10-foot Talons are the best boat control and positioning tools in the game. They put you on the fish and keep you there, with legendary Minn Kota ruggedness, bold new colors and exclusive innovations that no other shallow water anchor can touch.
And for shallower fishing applications, our 8- and 6-foot models still deliver the boat control you need to stand your ground. Plus, we've made mounting Talon as easy as mounting a trolling motor. Our rugged Universal Modular Adapter Brackets let you configure Talon to the exact orientation you want.
With no hydraulics, the lightweight, space-saving Talon is as easy to install as a trolling motor. You can do it yourself, and save the money on a costly installation. Talon's innovative design - featuring minimal moving parts, no hinge points and a motor that stays above the waterline - ensures that you're always in stealth mode. Stays silent below the water - thanks to a motor that is always a few feet above the waterline. The competition's noisy hydraulic pump sits in the bilge, right where the fish can hear it coming.
USER-SELECTABLE ANCHORING MODES
Anchoring in hard bottom isn’t the same as anchoring into mud.
With Talon, you can choose between multiple modes to ensure the right hold and fast, easy anchor retraction.
- AUTO-DRIVE MODE: Powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits.
- SOFT BOTTOM MODE (On 10' and 12' Talons only): For less aggressive anchoring – and easier anchor retraction – in water with a muddy or silted bottom.
- ROUGH WATER MODE: For heavy wind and chop, this mode performs three consecutive Auto-Drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a triple-strength hold.
Hit the button, then get back to fishing. Only Talon has Auto Up/Down, which makes lowering and raising the anchor as easy as using a car’s automatic windows. Utilizing bottom-sensing technology, Talon automatically knows when it has anchored, so you don’t have to hold down the button and wait.
FAST, VERTICAL DEPLOYMENT
Head-to-head, Talon beats any other shallow water anchor in a race to the bottom. Talon deploys vertically in two (6ft & 8ft models) or three (10ft & 12ft models) stages. While the competitor's extended “crab leg” ties up your lines and costs you fish, Talon’s patented sequential deployment is quicker, quieter and stays out of your way.
2X Anchoring Force
Talon is built with double the force of the competition to lock you into your spot with unparalleled strength and security.
BUILT-IN WAVE ABSORPTION
Talon allows your boat to move up or down without affecting the anchor. Its exclusive built-in floating suspension keeps you locked to the bottom, even in rough water.
LED DEPTH INDICATOR
Track anchor depth at a glance. The LED lights on Talon show you how far down you’re deployed with each light indicating one foot (on 6' and 8' models) or two feet (on 10' and 12' models) of depth.
DEPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION ALARM
Talon’s indestructible composite spike bends but doesn’t break - even if you try to take off while deployed. And if you do that, Talon’s the only anchor with an audible alert to let you know.
STANDARD WIRELESS REMOTES
Two wireless remotes – and a dash mount holder – come standard to give you push-button control of Talon from anywhere on the boat. All remotes are waterproof and can float.
TRIPLE DEBRIS SHIELDS
Three custom-fit shields on the bottom and inside of Talon prevent mud or anything else from being pulled back into the unit. The indestructible spike goes out, and nothing comes back in.
While other anchors limit you to one position, Talon’s Quick Release Bracket enables up and down adjustment, 30° of pivoting, and easy
removal when Talon’s not in use.
Over 80 years of trolling motor design and testing taught us how to full combat the corrosive effects of saltwater. And we build that know-how into every Talon, so saltwater wont' stand a chance.
Lifetime Warranty - Indestructible Anchoring Spike
Talon's unbreakable composite fiberglass spike is built with outstanding flexibility and can withstand years of abuse – we guarantee it for life.
Talon carries a five-year limited warranty – plus a lifetime warranty on the spike and a five-year warranty on all brackets.