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#11428473 - 02/21/16 10:20 AM Which trolling motor should I buy
wesbradshaw Offline

Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 112
I know this get braught up all the time but I am doing it again. Mk ipilot, mk ultera, or mg ix5. I have nearly ruled out the ix5 because of the remote not having a screen but I do like all the reports on how good the spot lock is. Now between the other 2 is auto deploy really worth 700 extra dollars and how reliable is it. Thanks in advance for the help

#11428500 - 02/21/16 10:49 AM Re: Which trolling motor should I buy [Re: wesbradshaw]
lenahorse Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 3652
Loc: Cash, Texas
112 Ulterra works great, yes it is very worth it. Never any problem so for.
Fishing on Texoma

#11429647 - 02/21/16 09:40 PM Re: Which trolling motor should I buy [Re: wesbradshaw]
TheApache6295 Offline
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Registered: 07/25/14
Posts: 7
Motor guide Xi5. Especially if you do any crappie fishing over brushpiles.

#11430448 - 02/22/16 10:14 AM Re: Which trolling motor should I buy [Re: wesbradshaw]
Curtbass Online   content

Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 399
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Really?? I think too much emphasis is put on spot lock. Honestly there is no technology that can hold a 1,000-2,000# boat exactly on a spot in winds of 10-20 mph. It just hasn't been accomplished yet. GPS position, reaction time,etc. is going to cause drift. I have a Terrova that had no problem holding me on deep brush piles. Yes it did drift on high wind days but with that being said I could still fish by watching my screen & adjusting cast angles. It never moved over 8' off my spots. I caught fish during that time. Maybe not as many as on a light breeze day but my gosh unless you're vertical fishing straight down on a spot only 3' in diameter that you can catch fish in I don't know what to tell people. Most of my brush piles are at least 6' in diameter or more. Buy what you desire based on more features than just one. I think you'll be happy with all the other features combined. Try to find someone with the ones you're interested in & go with them to see the units work. Good luck & tight lines

#11430673 - 02/22/16 11:30 AM Re: Which trolling motor should I buy [Re: wesbradshaw]
Rubberdown Offline

Registered: 05/17/15
Posts: 143
Loc: Houston, Tx
what do you want the trolling motor to do? I mean... they are all good at different things it seems.


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