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Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? #13667773 08/14/20 04:34 PM
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With all the new trolling motors out....What do you guys feel is the best for handling fishing in heavy vegetation??......

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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13667833 08/14/20 05:17 PM
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It’s the prop not the trolling motor that cuts through weeds.

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
It’s the prop not the trolling motor that cuts through weeds.

True. But a spot lock troller is really awesome at slowly wrapping itself do death with grass. Haha.

Best ever for grass is a 36v Fortrex with a weedless wedge 2 and a ninja blade attached.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13667926 08/14/20 06:39 PM
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I understand about the prop. Just wondering which new spot lock trolling motor with the prop that comes with them performs best in heavy vegetation? Really interested in the new lowrance ghost performance.

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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13668039 08/14/20 08:52 PM
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I’d think they would all work the same. Unless you raise them up so the prop is breaking the surface of the water it’s high to clog up.

I carry a small 2x4 and put that under my ultrex to get that height. Works great.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13668043 08/14/20 09:00 PM
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I've never seen a more powerful TM than the Force I have on my boat. I've heard the Ghost is similar but I haven't seen it myself. I can tell you the Force plows through THICK hydrilla like nothing I have ever seen.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13668061 08/14/20 09:19 PM
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Don't have to worry about it in Texas, if there is grass and the State catches wind of it, it will get sprayed and carped to death grin


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Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
Don't have to worry about it in Texas, if there is grass and the State catches wind of it, it will get sprayed and carped to death grin

Amen.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13668243 08/14/20 11:53 PM
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Don't have to worry about it in Texas, if there is grass and the State catches wind of it, it will get sprayed and carped to death grin

Amen.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: Jeff From Iowa] #13668479 08/15/20 04:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff From Iowa
I’d think they would all work the same. Unless you raise them up so the prop is breaking the surface of the water it’s high to clog up.

I carry a small 2x4 and put that under my ultrex to get that height. Works great.


I carry a marker bouy up front near the Ultrex for that very purpose. But I use it for super shallow water situations. In Lake Travis, there's very little grass to speak of, especially in my part of the lake. Rocks and sand, primarily

Ditto on the Texas spraying/carp comment above. Lake Austin was a magnificent fishery before the Asian grass carp invasion destroyed all the vegetation and consequently, the lake itself.

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One with power steering


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: BASS COACH] #13669810 08/16/20 02:42 PM
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99% of the time, I have my TM on a very low speed. If any TM runs into a bunch of hydrilla at a low speed, it is going to clog up around the propeller. I have a Machete TM blade on my Motorguide. It will cut through most all vegetation but you have to crank up the power.


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Re: Best Trolling Motor for Heavy Vegetation?? [Re: Bass Buster1] #13670046 08/16/20 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
Don't have to worry about it in Texas, if there is grass and the State catches wind of it, it will get sprayed and carped to death grin



That sure seems to be the norm these days.

They must think the grass has covid so they spray to kill it.

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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
Don't have to worry about it in Texas, if there is grass and the State catches wind of it, it will get sprayed and carped to death grin

Amen.



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