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#11821264 - 09/10/16 11:51 AM Defoe using spot lock
MagFluker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 870
Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
First I've heard of a pro using this technology and it's helping him. Thought I'd share...

"Craig Lamb...A couple of very interesting developments are evolving around leader Ott DeFoe.

My first observation, which no one else but myself and Ott have noted, is the Minn Kota Fortrex feature called Spot Lock that is helping him tremendously.

As mentioned earlier it's an electronic GPS anchor feature. Around DeFoe's neck is a lanyard with a fob allowing him to press a button to activate the system. When he does the trolling motor keeps the boat on spot. While it does that DeFoe can leave the front deck, unhook and weigh the fish, and place it in the livewell. Then re-rig and get back to fishing.

Normally, and in the strong current where he's fishing, DeFoe's boat would drift downstream without power, costing him precious time in maneuvering the boat back into position with the trolling motor. Now the boat stays put, allowing him to fire another cast right back into the strike zone.
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#11821308 - 09/10/16 12:27 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 5434
Loc: FORK
I predict a surge in spotlock/fortrex sales.
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#11821332 - 09/10/16 12:52 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
bloo_rainger Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2467
Loc: Tarrant
I have neither spot lock or power poles but I think on paper I would rather have spot lock...

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#11821395 - 09/10/16 02:15 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Texasdeepv Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 259
Loc: Central TX
On my MG xi5 it has an anchor feature including a FOB. Im assuming its the same as spotlock....

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#11821417 - 09/10/16 02:39 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6793
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
spotlock has put the fun back in my fishing... fish

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#11821432 - 09/10/16 02:47 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3706
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
The motor is Ultrex, not Fortrex.

It is the new electric power steering cable steer motor due out this Fall/Winter.

It stows like a Fortrex and will be 360 compatible.
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#11821465 - 09/10/16 03:03 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Pitch Offline
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Registered: 07/23/16
Posts: 42
Here is a little more Motorguide info. They call it "Anchor Mode" instead of spotlock and is adjustable in 5' increments.

http://www.motorguide.com/store/product/xi5/features
http://www.motorguide.com/store/accessory/pinpointgps

I like the wireless pedal with no cables, which can be used from anywhere in the boat...and the price is right too.
Now if Lowrance will only improve their Spotlight technology?

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#11821471 - 09/10/16 03:09 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
dr14 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/04
Posts: 63
Loc: Tx
I think Keith Combs may be using the Ultrex also.

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#11821491 - 09/10/16 03:30 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
grout-scout Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6110
Loc: Boerne, Texas
I'll be selling my terrova for the new ultrex when it's released.

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#11821505 - 09/10/16 03:48 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3789
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I believe Brandon Palaniuk has an Ultrex as well.
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#11821527 - 09/10/16 04:25 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: Pitch]
Texasdeepv Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 259
Loc: Central TX
Originally Posted By: Pitch
Here is a little more Motorguide info. They call it "Anchor Mode" instead of spotlock and is adjustable in 5' increments.

http://www.motorguide.com/store/product/xi5/features
http://www.motorguide.com/store/accessory/pinpointgps

I like the wireless pedal with no cables, which can be used from anywhere in the boat...and the price is right too.
Now if Lowrance will only improve their Spotlight technology?


I use the FOB way more than the pedal. The pedal does work nice though.

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#11821606 - 09/10/16 05:43 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6870
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Only $2400 for the 112 thrust model. You can preorder one right now.

They should sell about a bizzillion of them.


Edited by Fishspanker (09/10/16 05:48 PM)
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#11821610 - 09/10/16 05:45 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
89javelin100 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 271
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
also AA

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#11821612 - 09/10/16 05:46 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
89javelin100 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 271
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I believe it was AA but one of the elites talked specifically about the ultrex today at the elite weigh ins.

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#11821642 - 09/10/16 06:03 PM Re: Defoe using spot lock [Re: MagFluker]
Fast Lane Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 5747
Loc: Tyler, texas
Another sucker is born every minute..lol

If they said some Elite Angler was using a gold plated trolling motor because it attracts bait fish. There would be masses of people willing shell out 5k for one...lol

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