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#12380691 - 08/10/17 01:52 PM ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles
plk1122 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/15
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If you had money to only buy 1, which one would it be? You currently have a 55lb hand control TM.

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#12380724 - 08/10/17 02:14 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
J-Rods Guide Service Offline
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Loc: Corsicana TX.
Minn Kota I-pilot spot lock is great for use in shallow or deep water power poles are limited to shallow water only 12 feet or less, so it really depends on the type of fishing you do, For me the spot lock TM has more options.
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#12380878 - 08/10/17 03:56 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
TxBazzn Offline
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Registered: 03/14/14
Posts: 95
It's all about how you fish.

The only thing about the trolling motor lock in shallow water is it's not stealthy. Part of the benefit of poles is you put them down and there is no commotion after. If you bass fish this can be very important.

I also think the poles offer a lot of benefit when pulling up to the dock/bulk head or bank to park.

But in deep water poles are useless. Spotlock on a windy day offshore is gold!

Either one you'll be very happy with though. Good luck


Edited by TxBazzn (08/10/17 03:57 PM)

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#12380905 - 08/10/17 04:12 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
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Like TxBazzn says, it's all about how you fish. I am fortunate to have both and probably utilize my Terrova more often than my Talons. I primarily fish shallow water, but take advantage of the Terrova's auto-pilot and trail functions more so than the spot lock. It's also nice to have the option of locking down in deeper water to cast c-rigs at points and brush piles. The Talons make it easy to fish an area in windy conditions.
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#12383218 - 08/12/17 10:14 AM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
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A trolling motor with spot-lock is more valuable than power poles. The spot-lock keeps you stationary in all water depths but allows the boat to sway on the axis of the trolling motor. Having one power pole allows you to anchor only in shallow waters and will still allow you to sway on its axis. Having 2 power poles is required to prevent sway, but then again only in waters 8-10' or less.
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#12402724 - 08/26/17 09:05 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
Fisherman110 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 36
If you fish more out deep then I would go with a tm but if you fish in less than 8 feet I would go with the power poles

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#12405549 - 08/29/17 03:09 AM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
bluesea112 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 282
Loc: West, TX
80 lbs trolling motor hands down. I can't believe you are even considering power poles over a trolling motor with anchor mode. That should have been your easiest decision all year.

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#12406653 - 08/29/17 10:16 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: bluesea112]
guntz67 Offline
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Loc: Cleburne TX.
With the TM you will need one of the bigger graphs for the spot lock function I do believe .
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#12406822 - 08/30/17 07:55 AM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: plk1122]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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I just put the Xi5 80# on my boat and it holds dead on and no noise at all. Boat don't move more'n 6" once locked on. Love this thing! You have to be looking at it to tell if it's even working since it is so quiet.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (08/30/17 07:56 AM)
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#12406842 - 08/30/17 08:34 AM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: guntz67]
texasbass1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: guntz67
With the TM you will need one of the bigger graphs for the spot lock function I do believe .


No the TM have built in GPS so there is no need to change electronics to use the anchor or spot lock features
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#12415230 - 09/05/17 03:23 PM Re: ~80 lb TM with anchor mode or power poles [Re: guntz67]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 112
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: guntz67
With the TM you will need one of the bigger graphs for the spot lock function I do believe .


Not true just for Spot Lock.

Now, for iPilot Link you benefit greatly from the integration of the Hummingbirds and the Terrova. I friggin love mine. You can have your Power Poles and your Talons. I'll keep my Terrova with iPilot Link.
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