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lowaccord66

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #30 on: Oct 01, 2021, 10:17 PM »
lol i dont have to be rite im just stating the facts.  that trolling motor doesnt know not to chop cover i do.  thats all it boils down to man.  and in muddy water even i cant see them all.  im sure if you were fishing the stuff i am you would agree man.  no need for ruffled feathers.



tried the long rods and snagged too much. tried light jigs and snagged too much.(not enough feel)  tried lots of things over the years but none as good as vertical jig deep in cover.  the stain helps get away with it when they hold 4ft under the boat.

I dont think a discussion is ruffled feathers at all.  If I get time ill post my facts with a short video.  I get what you are saying but every old dog can learn new tricks.  Look even Cecil is getting down with the spot lock! 

Now to be clear Im not suggesting at all that what you are doing doesnt work.  I know it does its how I did it when I was younger and only had a canoe to mess with. 

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #31 on: Oct 02, 2021, 05:32 AM »
Cecil has been in my boat and seen how i get on top of all the trash, in current. anyone with any fishing knowledge knows better than to try. ill say again, a prop would just chew cover and spook the fish.  thats not my opinion like i said its fact from 40yrs of doing it.  most times i just hold on to some of the limbs sticking out of the water. if your not stealthy the big ones will move off or just clam up.  i dont even run my troller deep in the cover at all if i can help it.  i sure wouldn't let one run constantly.  its just a different kind of fishing than you do thats all. hell i rarly see anyone fishing the way i do around here.  most are too afraid of scratching their 50thousand dollar boats to get in where they need to.  its just not a tool i could use the way i fish 75% of the time.


haha this old dog need not even try because he know what the results would be.  no new tricks to learn from some trolling motor here. lol  my pics always speak for themselves.

glad your not ruffled but it sounded that way.  everyone has opinions and its good to argue sometimes.  but on this site the conversations just get removed like they are teachers and we are the kids. lol  censorship has no place in adult conversations. its the tool of the weak minded. ;D

some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #32 on: Oct 02, 2021, 08:13 AM »
Tim (Fish Hogger) gets right on top of the brush and fishes right over he side. I caught a 16 inch crappie with him like that.

Tim have you ever marked fish in the middle of the river in a channel or slot? Seems like the Spotlock would be handy there vs dropping an anchor?
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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #33 on: Oct 05, 2021, 03:25 PM »
yes Cecil sometime in 0ctober they will school up on the channel edges.  then the almighty spotloc could help. lol  if they were deep enough.  thats only 6-8weeks and i mostly deer hunt that time frame. never said it had no purpose just not one id use much.  and definitely not in heavy cover the prop would contact. lol


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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #34 on: Oct 05, 2021, 04:58 PM »
yes Cecil sometime in 0ctober they will school up on the channel edges.  then the almighty spotloc could help. lol  if they were deep enough.  thats only 6-8weeks and i mostly deer hunt that time frame. never said it had no purpose just not one id use much.  and definitely not in heavy cover the prop would contact. lol

I've had my best fishing during bow season. Also not many other anglers out.  Clear lake bluegill monsters after Clear Lake turns over in October!
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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #35 on: Oct 06, 2021, 06:44 PM »
Cecil has been in my boat and seen how i get on top of all the trash, in current. anyone with any fishing knowledge knows better than to try. ill say again, a prop would just chew cover and spook the fish.  thats not my opinion like i said its fact from 40yrs of doing it.  most times i just hold on to some of the limbs sticking out of the water. if your not stealthy the big ones will move off or just clam up.  i dont even run my troller deep in the cover at all if i can help it.  i sure wouldn't let one run constantly.  its just a different kind of fishing than you do thats all. hell i rarly see anyone fishing the way i do around here.  most are too afraid of scratching their 50thousand dollar boats to get in where they need to.  its just not a tool i could use the way i fish 75% of the time.


haha this old dog need not even try because he know what the results would be.  no new tricks to learn from some trolling motor here. lol  my pics always speak for themselves.

glad your not ruffled but it sounded that way.  everyone has opinions and its good to argue sometimes.  but on this site the conversations just get removed like they are teachers and we are the kids. lol  censorship has no place in adult conversations. its the tool of the weak minded. ;D

Amen to the last sentence.

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #36 on: Oct 10, 2021, 08:12 AM »
Well yesterday I paired and calibrated the heading sensor to the Terrova. At least I calibrated. The calibration went well with progress shown on the remote sensor after two circles, but I could bearly hear a tone when I did the pairing before that. (in fact tone was so faint I wasn't even sure if I wasn't hearing things.) When I allegedly paired the sensor with the Terrova, I didn't see the led flashing red on the heading sensor unit like one You tube video said would happen. Maybe that was an older model as my manual doesn't mention red flashing lights? (I have the bluetooth compatible Terrova unit made after 2017).

Will calibration still work without pairing or is the fact that the remote indicated successful calibration show the pairing worked? I seem to remember the Terrova will work w/o the heading sensor unit but not as well when it comes to Spotlock and Autopilot?

I need to take the boat out again and study the LED light pattern on the heading sensor unit I guess to be sure. And of course try out the Spotlock and Autopilot. Was crunched for time yesterday.

Keep in mind I am too old for technology to be second nature. I think the term a much younger friend that works with technology every day used for people like me is "techtard." Heck I'm still learning all the bells and whistles on my Helix unit!  Still trying to figure out how to move the depth curser up and down to mark a downrigger ball or fish!





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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #37 on: Oct 10, 2021, 10:20 AM »
The heading sensor is only a simple electronic compass and it only does two things.

If you pair your unit with a Hmingbird it will help show N, W, S, E location relative of your boat on the screen.

And also, and more important, it allows the Spot Loc Jog feature to be enabled on your ipilot.

It does not make Spot Loc or Autopilot more accurate.  Those two things, and other ipilot features, use the GPS in the head of the trolling motor.  A compass only indicates direction.  A GPS does the same but also indicates location and speed.  (Also elevation on some GPS units).  A GPS is far more accurate than any compass could be because it triangulates and calculates using multiple satellites whereas a compass basically uses one reference source - magnetic north.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #38 on: Oct 10, 2021, 01:09 PM »
Thanks Mac!
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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #40 on: Oct 13, 2021, 03:46 PM »
I love that!

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #41 on: Oct 15, 2021, 10:35 AM »
I love that!
Did you see the price tag? $500.00!
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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #42 on: Oct 15, 2021, 03:34 PM »
B.O.A.T. =

Break Out Another Thousand

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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #43 on: Oct 15, 2021, 07:57 PM »
B.O.A.T. =

Break Out Another Thousand


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Re: Finally got the Terrova mounted to the boat after two years!
« Reply #44 on: Oct 15, 2021, 08:00 PM »
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