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Did not want to hijack the thread #13605788 06/23/20 10:24 PM
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Spot lock or livescope ? If you could only afford one at this time , which would you do ?



I have had my Xi5 so long , it is hard to think about what it was like before. I am thinking I would vote for spot lock before
live scope.

good luck

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Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13605797 06/23/20 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Mo
Spot lock or livescope ? If you could only afford one at this time , which would you do ?



I have had my Xi5 so long , it is hard to think about what it was like before. I am thinking I would vote for spot lock before
live scope.

good luck

Mo

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Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13605806 06/23/20 10:42 PM
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Exactly the same question the wife and I faced. I wanted Livescope. She wanted spot lock. We finally went with both (ouch). If I had to pick just one, I’d have gone with the livescope and done my best with the old TM.

Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13605952 06/24/20 12:39 AM
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I caught thousands of crappie every year before Livescope. But running trips spot lock is invaluable. Don’t waste time drifting 30-40ft off a spot taking fish off the hook or re tying after a break off. I would vote SI at the console. Spot lock TM and livescope in that order.

Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13605992 06/24/20 01:20 AM
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Ha, without even thinking about it I'd get a good TM with spot lock and fill my cooler on the constant......LOL


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Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13606004 06/24/20 01:30 AM
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Spotlock and it ain’t even close

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Spotlock

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I appreciate all the information. I will be upgrading TM first.

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Re: Did not want to hijack the thread [Re: Mo] #13606295 06/24/20 01:12 PM
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I was thinking about this , Biggest game changers in crappie fishing in the last 10 years,

# 1 side imaging , the ability to find structure became so easy. My crappie fishing back in the day consisited of fishing
timber , bridges and a brushpile or two. I have not made the run to the bridge since I started using sidescan.

# 2 spotlock , for all the obvious reasons

#3 livescope .


good luck to all

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot
I caught thousands of crappie every year before Livescope. But running trips spot lock is invaluable. Don’t waste time drifting 30-40ft off a spot taking fish off the hook or re tying after a break off. I would vote SI at the console. Spot lock TM and livescope in that order.

rolleyes spotlock OR livescope roflmao

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"Anchor" for Motorguide (Spot Lock - for Minn Kota) for sure! I've got the Xi5 with Pinpoint and love it, when it is working correctly. rolleyes

Good luck with your choice, and enjoy the journey. grin

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Just upgraded to the Ulterra. Should have done it years ago. Side imaging then spot lock.

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Originally Posted by Ztech
Just upgraded to the Ulterra. Should have done it years ago. Side imaging then spot lock.

I was mad at myself also when I finally got mine..... roflmao

Side Note......I use to hate SI when it 1st came out, I've put a lot of time into finding and making crappie sanctuaries then here comes SI and most could find years of work I had put in within a couple hours...... I've learned to make small piles to have my private crappie hotels...... thumb


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Spotlock ..... then LS ....

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