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#11900129 - 10/25/16 10:45 PM Keeping boat positioned in deep water
bassfreak03 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/11
Posts: 220
Loc: Roanoke, TX
How does everyone keep their boat positioned in one spot when fishing a ledge, drop off etc? I would love to get an ipilot but don't have the money for that yet. Is there an effective anchor for this or do I just need to get better at working the trolling motor? Would love to be able to just concentrate on fishing, especially on really windy days. Any advice is appreciated.

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#11900132 - 10/25/16 10:47 PM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 53366
Loc: Campbell, TX
Throw out a buoy where you want trolling motor to be setting. Then stay near it with the trolling motor

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#11900356 - 10/26/16 07:02 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2024
Loc: ft.worth
GPS and trolling motor does the job
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#11900360 - 10/26/16 07:07 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Rope anchor up wind.
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#11900429 - 10/26/16 07:50 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1810
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Triangulation.....

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#11900431 - 10/26/16 07:51 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
steve Mbass Offline
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Registered: 10/07/13
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Loc: Frisco
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Throw out a buoy where you want trolling motor to be setting. Then stay near it with the trolling motor


+1

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#11900576 - 10/26/16 09:12 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
Bouy and spot lock

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#11900584 - 10/26/16 09:14 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
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Any of the above.


Edited by ezbassin (10/26/16 09:14 AM)

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#11900602 - 10/26/16 09:19 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 181
For those of us without the new "spot-lock" feature (which is awesome). The best way is with a buoy like mentioned above. Worst part about buoys is having to wind them up when you move spots.

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#11900662 - 10/26/16 09:40 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: SeaAggie2015]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Originally Posted By: SeaAggie2015
For those of us without the new "spot-lock" feature (which is awesome). The best way is with a buoy like mentioned above. Worst part about buoys is having to wind them up when you move spots.


And all the other boats homing in on your buoy bang

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#11900671 - 10/26/16 09:44 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 592
Loc: Hemphill,Texas, USA
The technique has been around for about 30,000 yrs. It is called a big rock and a rope. Nowadays you can get a plastic covered steel, but the technique is still the same. Anchor down wind or across wind from where you want to fish
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#11900742 - 10/26/16 10:07 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: SeaAggie2015]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1490
Loc: Southwest Texas
Originally Posted By: SeaAggie2015
For those of us without the new "spot-lock" feature (which is awesome). The best way is with a buoy like mentioned above. Worst part about buoys is having to wind them up when you move spots.


Or your partner constantly catching the rope after you've told him 100 times to stay clear of it!

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#11900795 - 10/26/16 10:27 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: Texascajun69]
KingChamp202 Offline
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Registered: 10/20/07
Posts: 1169
Loc: Splendora, Tx
lmao

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#11900829 - 10/26/16 10:51 AM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: bassfreak03]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3372
Loc: Arlington
I pilot and never look back.

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#11900996 - 10/26/16 12:37 PM Re: Keeping boat positioned in deep water [Re: Texascajun69]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 561
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: Texascajun69
The technique has been around for about 30,000 yrs. It is called a big rock and a rope. Nowadays you can get a plastic covered steel, but the technique is still the same. Anchor down wind or across wind from where you want to fish
im intigued, tell me more

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