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Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? #14001608 05/18/21 04:52 AM
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Wanting to either purchase a new trolling motor with spot lock or a new fish finder and forward facing sonar but can’t decide on which will be the most beneficial. I am use to not having spot lock and I like to fish brush so I am leaning towards forward facing sonar but spot lock sure would come in handy on those windy days. Please give me your thoughts and opinions. Really want to think it though before I pull the trigger and I know I haven’t thought of everything.


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001628 05/18/21 07:15 AM
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spot lock 100%

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Finesse EMPEROR/ Dropshot King] #14001652 05/18/21 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
spot lock 100%

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001657 05/18/21 10:33 AM
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The best innovation of fishing that I've experienced in my 35 years of boat ownership is definitely spot-lock...JMO. I will never, ever have a boat without it.


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001683 05/18/21 11:16 AM
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Spotlock without a doubt.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Okie Poke] #14001716 05/18/21 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Okie Poke
The best innovation of fishing that I've experienced in my 35 years of boat ownership is definitely spot-lock...JMO. I will never, ever have a boat without it.


I'll have to agree.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001777 05/18/21 12:29 PM
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Sonar. I have both and if I had to give one up, it would be spot lock.


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001783 05/18/21 12:32 PM
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Spot lock then start saving for the other


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001787 05/18/21 12:35 PM
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Spot lock....

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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001814 05/18/21 12:51 PM
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Spot lock is the best addition to my boat. I use it for so much more than just sitting on a spot to fish.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001819 05/18/21 12:54 PM
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I can think of several ways to spend that money that are more useful that forward sonar...and I have it. It’s not worthless, but close. At least the Active Target anyways. I have spot lock, shallow anchors, and I think I should have bought lithium batteries instead of AT.


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14001857 05/18/21 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I can think of several ways to spend that money that are more useful that forward sonar...and I have it. It’s not worthless, but close. At least the Active Target anyways. I have spot lock, shallow anchors, and I think I should have bought lithium batteries instead of AT.


Off topic, but IMHO you are correct. Lithium trolling batteries are #2 on my list of best things I have ever done for my fishing- spot lock is #1.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14001992 05/18/21 02:52 PM
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I dont have fwd facing sonar but I plan on getting it some day, but I would for sure get spot lock first I use it way more than my talons.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14002032 05/18/21 03:26 PM
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I like my Livescope and there are times it makes a world of difference, but my last 4 trips I’ve been catching fish flipping vegetation and haven’t used it at all.
I use spotlock every single time I fish.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar or New TM with Spot Lock? [Re: Bryce612] #14002042 05/18/21 03:31 PM
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Spot lock for sure

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