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#12485024 - 10/30/17 07:50 PM Front Graph
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Loc: Lake Lavon
While fishing a brush pile up front on trolling motor does anyone use a trail? If so then why?
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#12485273 - 10/30/17 11:13 PM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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I would mark it with a buoy then use my troll motor to get closer.

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#12485325 - 10/31/17 02:43 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Just a waypoint. Sometimes I throw a buoy for reference.

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#12485436 - 10/31/17 08:02 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Loc: Hill county
Same just a waypoint
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#12485474 - 10/31/17 08:29 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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no trail
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#12485484 - 10/31/17 08:38 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Fishing brushpiles is why God invented the Xi5 tied to a compatible Lowrance.
get close , hit anchor , hit waypoint , scroll down to the desired waypoint and select it.

good luck

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#12485654 - 10/31/17 10:12 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Originally Posted By: Sandblaster
While fishing a brush pile up front on trolling motor does anyone use a trail? If so then why?
In my humble opinion the use of trails are best applied when you want travel the same route on a lake you did once before without any deviation from course. example: a foggy morning on a lake with lots of stumps & prop busters. You`ve run this lake before but this morning the visablity is very low! Using trails can be an advantage. 2cents

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#12485862 - 10/31/17 11:54 AM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Also nice to use trails when water is low to plot future runs through a field of stumps of rocks. When Tawokoni and Richland Chambers were low, I used a couple of days to map passage through the standing timber. I did some of Ray Bob but didn't fish it enough that year.

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#12485990 - 10/31/17 01:05 PM Re: Front Graph [Re: Ztech]
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Originally Posted By: Ztech
Also nice to use trails when water is low to plot future runs through a field of stumps of rocks. When Tawokoni and Richland Chambers were low, I used a couple of days to map passage through the standing timber. I did some of Ray Bob but didn't fish it enough that year.
Excellent Usage Captn thumb

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#12486866 - 10/31/17 09:35 PM Re: Front Graph [Re: Sandblaster]
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Registered: 10/02/16
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Loc: Cedar Creek lake, Tx
Ditto on the Xi5 anchor. I also have front graph networked so I can watch location in relation to waypoint. I will sometimes change a waypoint several times on the console Helix to relate to where I am thumping them to get a more accurate location on a pile.


Edited by Finaddict (10/31/17 09:36 PM)
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