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#12576579 - 01/13/18 09:12 AM No more marker buoys!!!
markson Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/16
Posts: 131
Loc: ATX
Today I realized that I had quit fishing offshore structure because I am old and cranky and tired of throwing and retrieving marker buoys and also having to stand on the trolling motor to keep the boat in position in the wind while my lure sinks. So I took the plunge and ordered a Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor. Now I can use the Spot Lock and the Jog feature to dissect the structure without having to use triangulation or a marker buoy as a reference point. The more I think about it the more excited I am to start fishing deep again as well as being able to stop my boat from blowing over a shallow spot or down the weed line when I catch and land a fish in the wind (which we have had plenty of lately). Maybe now I can catch more of these fat girls!!!
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#12576636 - 01/13/18 09:53 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
NITRO Z8 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 628
Loc: Texas
Congrat's and enjoy your new toy when you get it.

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#12577785 - 01/14/18 08:21 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
Bassdeer Offline
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Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 749
Loc: The Colony TX
Let us know how it works out for you.

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#12577847 - 01/14/18 09:07 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
welcome to the 'spotloc' club. luv mine.

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#12577927 - 01/14/18 09:57 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
Okie Poke Offline
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Smart decision, bro....
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#12577954 - 01/14/18 10:14 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
markson Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/16
Posts: 131
Loc: ATX
Thanks guys, I am trying to quit wearing out the 'Track Package' button! Should be here in about a week, meanwhile I'll just keep limping along with my Fortrex "dinosaur". grin


Edited by markson (01/14/18 10:16 AM)
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#12578004 - 01/14/18 10:57 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
Monkeypuncher Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
Posts: 173
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
You will really like it. I especially like the follow the contour feature on mine.

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#12578964 - 01/14/18 09:17 PM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6194
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The Ultrex IS everything it's cracked up to be......

The best thing about my boat.....and I have a great boat. It positively helps me to catch more fish.
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#12578968 - 01/14/18 09:19 PM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: markson
Thanks guys, I am trying to quit wearing out the 'Track Package' button! Should be here in about a week, meanwhile I'll just keep limping along with my Fortrex "dinosaur". grin


That's funny.

I did the same thing. I even played hooky from work on the day it was to be delivered. Haha I felt like it was Christmas morning and I was 10 years old again.
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#12579555 - 01/15/18 11:19 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
fishinman Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1726
Loc: Texas
Yep.... Game changer for sure...

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#12581735 - 01/16/18 05:47 PM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 1513
Loc: East Montgomery County
It's on my wish list...

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#12582646 - 01/17/18 10:02 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
ssmith Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 3493
Loc: scotland tx
the best offering in the marine business in the last 10 yrs. put a bunch on never took one off.

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#12587894 - 01/20/18 09:14 PM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: ssmith]
markson Online   content
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Registered: 06/19/16
Posts: 131
Loc: ATX
UPDATE: Took my new Ultrex out for the first time today and tested it in all kinds of conditions all the way up to white caps, all I can say is INCREDIBLE. Definitely a game changer for me.
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#12587993 - 01/20/18 11:24 PM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson]
GODSDOZER Offline
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Registered: 09/05/16
Posts: 88
Loc: Palestine
I understand the ultrex guys (traditional foot pedal) are all excited, but many of us have had this excitement sicne 2007 with the Terrova............. smile

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#12588042 - 01/21/18 01:25 AM Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: GODSDOZER]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3601
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: GODSDOZER
I understand the ultrex guys (traditional foot pedal) are all excited, but many of us have had this excitement sicne 2007 with the Terrova............. smile


Yeah. I kind of wish they hadn't done the Ultrex. It was nice having that advantage over the people who wouldn't go for electric steer. lol_2

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