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I-pilot Link and catfishing #12765242
05/22/18 06:19 PM
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I saved up my pennies and bought me an Ulterra with I-pilot link around 2 months ago. Let me just say this thing is incredible paired with my helix 12 mega. I have only just begun to scratch the surface with what this thing can do. Here is my list of ways Iíve used my ulterra so far for catfishing.

#1 Getting bait
Now 9 times out of 10 bait is usually pretty easy to get but on that 10th day is where the i-Pilot link saves my tail. Sometimes when bait is really scattered or in small pockets, quality bait can be hard to get. Throw after throw and 1 or 2 good gizzards here and there. With the ipilot link I can mark a small bait ball on side image and hit go to and ulterra will take me there and spotlock. Throw my net and bang!

#2 Fishing in Current
Went to the mouth of the Trinity and spotlocked up stream from a deeper pocket that was holding fish. Fan cast out the back and bumped my rigs into position. Engaged the clickers and stuck em in the rod holders. kicked back with a cold one and waited. Fish on! I was impressed with how strong the spot lock held in current.

#3 Pulling planer boards
I can scan a large area and pin the structure or specific features I want to drag across. I can then go back and have my ipilot drag me across my pins. Game changer for me.
Saturday I fished a long point in the main lake. I started up close to shore and put the nose of the boat into the wind. Used the copilot feature to pull me along the long point and keep me pointed into the wind. When I would start catching fish I would crank my speed on my ulterra down to where I was practically sitting still but still barely moving keeping me in the bite zone longer.

#4 contour mode
I found a smorgasbord of fish along a windswept shore line. I used the contour mode to pull me along the shoreline crosswind. I normally would have anchored up on these fish but not anymore.

It takes a looooong time to figure all this techno stuff out but once you do it will change the way you fish! texas


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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12765373
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Thanks..
Now I want to go out and spend my kids inheritance
Again!

Great info


Dean
Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12765581
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I am sitting on the front porch watching hummingbirds, and anxiously waiting for the UPS truck to show up with my ultrex with I Pilot link...its supposed to be here today!! cant wait!!....thanks for sharing your tips and experience!!

Last edited by TroyKing; 05/22/18 09:46 PM.

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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: Poppa P] #12765785
05/23/18 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: Poppa P
Thanks..
Now I want to go out and spend my kids inheritance
Again!

Great info


Fishkin b spensive! $$$ loco_2


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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: TroyKing] #12765791
05/23/18 12:27 AM
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Your gonna love it Troy thumb


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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12766130
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Originally Posted By: El Gato Azul
Your gonna love it Troy thumb
..what im really hoping for is an easier time in tbe boat with the family...im the one doing all the work and we are usually stepping all over each other and around tackle and equipment.. hopefully this will change the Dynamics and make it more enjoyable for everyone


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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12766171
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Well the auto stow/deploy will defignitly make things a lot easier. Huge time saver! Gonna be a lot safer in the winter when you donít have to teeter totter on the bow to deploy your trolling motor in the rollers.


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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12766302
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Originally Posted By: El Gato Azul
Well the auto stow/deploy will defignitly make things a lot easier. Huge time saver! Gonna be a lot safer in the winter when you donít have to teeter totter on the bow to deploy your trolling motor in the rollers.
just being able to spot lock while im untangling kids lines, baiting hooks removing fish ect ect....without getting blown across the lake will be awesome!!.


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12766424
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Being able to use the cruise control to set manually what speed you want to go regardless of conditions is great. I find myself using navionics maps more. So I can line my boat up on the contour and set the cursor up at 1/4 mile intervals and hit goto button and it will take me directly to the cursor. Whether I want to run along a break or I want to work up and down a slope the goto cursor is a great feature.

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Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Being able to use the cruise control to set manually what speed you want to go regardless of conditions is great. I find myself using navionics maps more. So I can line my boat up on the contour and set the cursor up at 1/4 mile intervals and hit goto button and it will take me directly to the cursor. Whether I want to run along a break or I want to work up and down a slope the goto cursor is a great feature.

Would your unit have to network to do this...i wont have a g2n unit up front for a while.


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: TroyKing] #12766447
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Being able to use the cruise control to set manually what speed you want to go regardless of conditions is great. I find myself using navionics maps more. So I can line my boat up on the contour and set the cursor up at 1/4 mile intervals and hit goto button and it will take me directly to the cursor. Whether I want to run along a break or I want to work up and down a slope the goto cursor is a great feature.

Would your unit have to network to do this...i wont have a g2n unit up front for a while.



Yes, goto cursor is a i pilot link feature. The cruise control can be used without the link setup or regular I pilot

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Re: I-pilot Link and catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12766699
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Great post E.G.!!!!....I love my Ulterra!!!!! but I'been mostly crappie fishin hammer

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