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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: Ordered a Talon!
« Last post by JackJ on Today at 09:36:46 AM »
Nice.  I am like JM, I don't fish anywhere often that they would touch the bottom.

I got an opportunity the other day to use a Ultrex with the spot lock and it was for sure sweet. (Even though I lowered the TM and it severed both transducer cable and Ipilot cable, which seems to be a common problem.  Talk about feeling terrible, but they fixed it under warranty apparently, or either he was just telling me that so I would not worry)
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: Ordered a Talon!
« Last post by Curt on July 09, 2020, 11:12:09 AM »
@Jig Man The fact that I fish a lot of shallow water is exactly the reason I opted for the Talon.

I also have to go under low bridges and other similar things occasionally, which is another reason I opted for the talon. The 8 ft. model is low enough that it doesn't stick up above the outboard, so if the outboard will clear, so will the talon  :nod:
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: Ordered a Talon!
« Last post by Jig Man on July 09, 2020, 07:24:24 AM »
I hope it works out for you Curt.  I had power poles for a while.  I mostly fish too deep for them to be beneficial so I sold mine and went to spot lock.
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Shallow Water Anchors / Ordered a Talon!
« Last post by Curt on July 06, 2020, 08:54:36 PM »
Well, after saving my pennies for a while, I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a Minn Kota Talon for my boat!

I ordered an 8 footer, wince I don't fish much water that's really deep. Most of the lakes I fish are 12 feet or less, with the vast majority of them being 6 feet or less.

I don't know yet when it will ship, since it wasn't in stock, but I am told it will be shipped within 7-10 days. We will see about that.

I also need to order the mounting bracket to bolt to the side of my jackplate. I will do the install myself, with the help of a friend of mine.

I can't wait to finally have a shallow water anchor!
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Humminbird Forum / Re: Getting Used to The New Humminbird Helix 8
« Last post by Curt on May 30, 2020, 01:48:09 PM »
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I assume since 455 is specified on your screen, that you have another frequency available?

The 455 is what the older unit was capable of. It's close to 10 years old now, so the technology is old compared to what we have now.

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Any info regarding the "hairy" lookin bottom on DI?

The hairy bottom is due to the fact that there is nothing much down there except some really fine, stringy grass. Thus, the "hairy" look  (giggle)

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My L stuff is selectable 455/80

I can also switch between frequencies on mine. Still sorting all of that stuff out and learning about it.

Again, when I get onto some water with deeper depths and more hard bottom, I hope to get some better screenshots to share  :thumbup:
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Humminbird Forum / Re: Getting Used to The New Humminbird Helix 8
« Last post by Nightmare on May 29, 2020, 10:14:37 PM »
I gotcha ref the non-matched SI ducer. That makes a lot of sense along with speed settings. Not bad considering those factors.  (yes)

My L stuff is selectable 455/800, 800 the better detail setting but shorter range. I assume since 455 is specified on your screen, that you have another frequency available?

Any info regarding the "hairy" lookin bottom on DI?

Look forward to seeing some shots when you have her tuned in. Still, interesting to see learning-curve stuff.

 :thumbup:
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Humminbird Forum / Re: Getting Used to The New Humminbird Helix 8
« Last post by Curt on May 29, 2020, 07:10:24 PM »
@Nightmare No offense taken.

First, the screenshots of side imaging are shows on the Helix, but produced using the transducer from my old 798. The images are displayed on my Helix via Ethernet. So, the quality of said pics is not going to be anywhere close to what the Helix could produce if it was an SI unit.

Also, the graininess is also due to the fact that I was moving very slowly at that time and not intending to be looking for anything with the SI. I was basically just trying the different views to see how they'd look all on one screen.

My scan speed settings for the screen weren't set properly for the speed I was moving at. If I remember correctly, the scan speed was set at 5, but I was only moving at 1.5 - 2.0 MPH.

The wind was also blowing at 15 MPH, making the boat rock a bit side to side. And, yes, it was only 4 ft deep. The lake I was fishing tops out at 6 ft.

I do hope to fish some lakes soon with a bit deeper water. I will try to get some new screenshots when that happens. But I don't expect the SI stuff to extremely sharp due to the fact that they're being read and transmitted from my 798, operating at 455 kHz.  ;)
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Humminbird Forum / Re: Getting Used to The New Humminbird Helix 8
« Last post by Nightmare on May 27, 2020, 10:52:23 PM »
After all the grief I was givin' ya about putting up some screenshots on the new units, then I don't comment when ya do... What's wrong with me? Been busy workin' on my retirement plantation but made myself a mental note today to do a comeback.  ;)

This is one a them times I'm gonna be uncomfortably honest so don't take offense... Those SI pics look sorta grainy to me. Looking at the depths recorded in, wondered if it was because it was so shallow, maybe? The DI then looks kinda "hairy" on the bottom but wondered if was maybe early season weed growth.... or perhaps due to shallow depths vs signal strength?

Settings: signal strength, frequency, etc?

Wondered if you have new and improved shots to share? Maybe something besides 4' deep...  (yes)
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Connecticut Fishing Reports & Tournament Listings / Re: Beach Pond Monster
« Last post by Nightmare on April 22, 2020, 10:55:36 PM »
No doubts that's a good  :thumbup: northern bass right there, eggs or not.  \o/
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Connecticut Fishing Reports & Tournament Listings / Re: Beach Pond Monster
« Last post by Jig Man on April 22, 2020, 04:11:41 PM »
That is one nice bass for sure. 

We havenít had the greatest spring weather here.  We are into another record setting year for moisture.  We are getting rain 3-4 days per week along with wind and cold temps.  We have lots of businesses closed and record numbers of people are on the lakes when there is a decent day.
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