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#11949742 - 11/24/16 01:55 PM I pilot and trolling motor question.
catch-n-release Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/06/06
Posts: 775
Loc: Waco, Tx
Looking to put a new trolling motor with i pilot. What would you guys that have had them recommend . i am looking at one that you can set anchor position of fishing deep. Don't really know what out there. Need advise.

As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

#11949805 - 11/24/16 03:03 PM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
Bruce's Guide Service Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 4168
Loc: southlake
Minn Kota 1358911 Ulterra Trolling Motor with US2 and i-Pilot Link, 112-Pound/60-Inch/ 36V
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#11950299 - 11/24/16 07:44 PM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
hookinbass Offline

Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 404
Loc: Oklahoma
I don't have a Minn Kota but have a MotorGuide Xi5 and love it makes fishing deep so easy all you do is fish and if catch a fish or change lures and back to fish your still in the same spot 20+ wind and holds
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#11950324 - 11/24/16 08:00 PM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
Bobby Milam Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3229
Loc: Arlington
Terrova. They have a new one coming out that will have improved spotlock. If you have humminbird, look at the ilink upgrade to connect to ff. If you use lowrance then look at motorguide xi5.

Also have the ultrex coming out that is a cable steer tm but has spot lock.

Edited by Bobby Milam (11/24/16 08:01 PM)

#11950652 - 11/25/16 05:28 AM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
BlueNitro Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 5225
Loc: Lewisville
I have a MG Xi5 and love it because it stays within 1 foot of where I spotlock it. The 'new' MK's have supposed to upgraded their spotlock but you have to add another external gps puck to make it as good as the Xi5. I think they are $300/400 more as well.

Whatever you chose, if you have an issue mounting these electric steer trolling motors (hitting the bow roller, precariously mounted on the edge, etc.) because of how they hang off the boat, please take a look at the following product to address these issues. The LiftSaver Trolling Motor Mount works on both brands. Just click on the website link or the TFF post in my signature to learn more.

#11950856 - 11/25/16 09:21 AM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
CHAMPION FISH Online   happy
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7318
Check with David at Shut-Up-And-Fish
He has the best prices and will install it for you as well.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

#11969056 - 12/06/16 10:03 AM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
RODS454 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 1185
Loc: Midlothian
I had a Terrova and switched to Xi5. No comparison between the two. If they have indeed improved the spot lock, and you have Humminbird electronics, the Minn Kota is the way to go.
"I'd rather be fishing!"

#11970668 - 12/07/16 06:40 AM Re: I pilot and trolling motor question. [Re: catch-n-release]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 523
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Depending on what you want. The new generation MinnKota's have an improved gps system that give a closer spot lock than before. The new Ultrex is a foot operated, cable steer with electric assist, standard bow mount that has the gps features also. Call me if I can help.
texarkana, Ark/Tx


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