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No more marker buoys!!! #12576579
01/13/18 03:12 PM
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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!!!


My fishing partner Abby (she likes to lick the fish)
Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12576636
01/13/18 03:53 PM
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Congrat's and enjoy your new toy when you get it.

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12577785
01/14/18 02:21 PM
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Let us know how it works out for you.

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12577847
01/14/18 03:07 PM
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welcome to the 'spotloc' club. luv mine.

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12577927
01/14/18 03:57 PM
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Smart decision, bro....


Yesterday is history and tomorrow is a mystery.....Today is a gift. That's why it's the present.


Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12577954
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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

Last edited by markson; 01/14/18 04:16 PM.

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Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12578004
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You will really like it. I especially like the follow the contour feature on mine.

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12578964
01/15/18 03:17 AM
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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.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12578968
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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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Yep.... Game changer for sure...

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12581735
01/16/18 11:47 PM
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It's on my wish list...

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12582646
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the best offering in the marine business in the last 10 yrs. put a bunch on never took one off.

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: ssmith] #12587894
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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.


My fishing partner Abby (she likes to lick the fish)
Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: markson] #12587993
01/21/18 05:24 AM
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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

Re: No more marker buoys!!! [Re: GODSDOZER] #12588042
01/21/18 07:25 AM
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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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