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#12291696 - 06/13/17 10:14 AM Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge
Bryan McCall Offline
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Registered: 05/06/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas
Has anyone with the GPS trolling motors had success with getting a good signal under the taller Tollbridge on LL? Man will not hook up under the shorter bridge or the I 35 bridge.
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#12291727 - 06/13/17 10:32 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
TexExp Offline
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Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 1433
Loc: Lake Lavon

Holy [censored]!
That's a helluva rig you got there.
cool

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#12291747 - 06/13/17 10:51 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Registered: 04/01/11
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Loc: DFW
Nope, unless you are working the edges so that gps receivers can still "see" the satellites.

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#12291764 - 06/13/17 10:59 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Bassthumb Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: Little Elm
my Xi5 does not spot lock very well under the little elm bridge. haven't tried it under the toll bridge. the toll bridge is much higher off the water though. you may have better luck. I'm not a big fan of spot locking on timber or under a bridge anyways. If waves come through you'll bang into the pilings. I prefer to remote control so i don't get complacent. I can react before the waves come. On a brush pile I use spotlock
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#12291805 - 06/13/17 11:27 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2750
Loc: E Texas
I wouldn't recommend using spot lock under any bridges with an XI5. It's gonna lose signal at some point and go nuts! I can't see how you could stay in that kayak when it does! scared

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#12291932 - 06/13/17 12:38 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: TexExp]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: TexExp

Holy [censored]!
That's a helluva rig you got there.
cool

I thought it was a new Navy War Vessel OMG

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#12291946 - 06/13/17 12:47 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Fishbonz]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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Loc: DFW
clandestine for sure! roflmao

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#12292064 - 06/13/17 01:42 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Bryan McCall Offline
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Registered: 05/06/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas
Well thanks Tex. I'd have rather bought a boat but all I have is a car and the wife said no boat in the driveway. I can tow this with the car and it fits in the garage 😁

Believe me, the first time it happened under a bridge I was cussing like a sailor for sure! So now I just work the edge of the bridge with the "anchor". I was just wondering about that taller bridge because it's a long way over there in a kayak.

Fishbonz, now that is freaking funny! Now that you mention it it kind of does.

If it's not too windy Friday morning I'll give it a shot otherwise I'll be over at the Little Elm bridge. I'll be sure to keep my powder dry 😂

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#12292114 - 06/13/17 02:18 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Juggnblues Offline
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Registered: 06/14/12
Posts: 134
Loc: Keller
Was out there yesterday evening and my I Pilot wound not Anchor up, it might have done better but I was between the two
main pillars trying to get out of the wind.

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#12292549 - 06/13/17 06:36 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
WesTexFisherman Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 34
Loc: McKinney,Tx
Awesome rig Bryan! clap

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#12293095 - 06/14/17 05:40 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4330
Loc: Longview, Tx
That kayak needs a liftsaver mount. roflmao

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#12293282 - 06/14/17 08:33 AM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Mo Offline
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Registered: 10/08/01
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Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
Have you tried locking just out from under the bridge and casting to the pylons ?

MO
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#12293955 - 06/14/17 01:31 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Txmedic033]
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Loc: Lewisville
Originally Posted By: Txmedic033
That kayak needs a liftsaver mount. roflmao


I know a guy that could hook him up.

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#12296085 - 06/15/17 03:58 PM Re: Motorguide Pin Point GPS under LL toll bridge [Re: Bryan McCall]
Bryan McCall Offline
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Registered: 05/06/17
Posts: 25
Loc: Flower Mound, Texas
Mo, I have tried that with pretty good success. Last time I was out I tried fishing with the slip bobber I'm setting my depth with a slip knot. I think the problem with that was I couldn't feel any sensitive bites or noticed them much because of all the wind. I still use the bobber stop knot. You can get down to a certain depth without counting out one or 2 feet at a time.

Hey Blue, that looks like a nifty little set up but I have the quick release bracket and take the motor off and put it on while it's in the water. If I go back any further I can't open that front hatch.


Edited by Bryan McCall (06/15/17 04:01 PM)
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