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  • Trolling Motor (advice needed)

    Posted by robertsrandy on January 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Before I spend the money, I thought I’d seek out some opinions on trolling motors with the gps spot/anchor function. I mostly crappie fish vertically 5 to 18 ft deep over brush piles with jigs and minnows, 5 to 15 mph wind max.
    I’ve read through the pros and cons on the various fishing forums, but hoped to get some non-biased opinions here. If you’ve had any experience with using a trolling motor with a gps spot/anchor feature, please let me know your thoughts.

    robertsrandy replied 7 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • chawchaw

    Member
    January 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I had a motorguide with gps last year syncd up to my lowrance hds and it was great at holding a spot and trolling slow at whatever speed you desire
    Didn’t like it for bass fishing bc it was hard to maneuver manually but the wireless auto pilot rocked for crappie

  • Brian

    Administrator
    January 4, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Crappie fishing with the the xi5 on my pontoon is great!

  • blockel

    Member
    January 4, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Seems like people are going crazy about the new Minn Kota Ultrex.

  • robertsrandy

    Member
    January 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I’m leaning toward the Motorguide xi5. If I buy one, I’ll post my thoughts about it, after a few fishing trips.
    Thanks,
    Randy

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    January 9, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I have minn kota terrova with i pilot link not only is the spot lock great but so is the “follow the contour” or navigate around a way point. The remote control feature is great also. Love the “follow the route” that you can manually do. Highly recommend it.

  • robertsrandy

    Member
    February 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for all the advice! I ended up getting the Xi5 and the Anchor feature is working great!!! It was a coin toss between the Motorguide and the Minn Kota. Thanks again!!!!

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