We have a '99 Tracker with a 90hp Mercury. Electronics are Raymarine Dragonfly Pro 5 with Navionics card, transom mounted. No shallow water anchors. 3 year old MinnKota Maxxum trolling motor.
My three 16 year boys fish for their high schools and made THSBA State Championships as Freshmen and Sophomores. At the end of each season, we talk about ways to improve for the next season. They finish middle of the pack in all tournaments and we just can't seem to find the big fish. We think this is due, in part, to having no experience fishing deeper water.
Now going into their Junior year, we've decided the best thing we can do is purchase either a Humminbird or Lowrance and spend much of this Summer learning to fish deeper water. I am not ready to drop $3k on a new system, but it looks like most people sell their used units without transducer included.
Suggestions about electronics would be appreciated.
Tentative schedule is Palestine (June '17), Fork (July), Ray Roberts (Sept), Lewisville (Nov), Texoma (Dec), Ray Hubbard (Feb '18), Ray Roberts (Mar), Toledo Bend (Mar), Lewisville (Apr), Sam Rayburn (May). Most are trailering, so we will get by with a 90 hp motor.
Please no comments about Ray Roberts until after May 21st. The state tournament is this weekend on Ray Roberts, and this is the "no information" period.
Edited by TripletsFish (05/15/17 03:40 PM)