MinnKota Rip Tide 101# with I-Pilot. Spot Lock feature is the greatest thing since sliced bread!youngfranco wrote:Despite the new SI and GPS and plotting capabilities, I seem to have difficulties keeping my boat near the point I spotted fish.
Here's what I usually do:
Lurk around potential fishing areas, scanning for fish... After I spotted them, i would immediately create a waypoint, and determine the direction my boat is drifting.
I would then drive against the drift for a distance 3x the depth of water and drop anchor. Payout approx 3x the length of rope...
and voila I would be somewhere OTHER than the waypoint! I dunno if its the tide and/or wind.
And the sonar reading will invariably be fishless. JEEZ!
The problem is I would usually be about 30-40 feet away. And the bottom is usually to rocky to cast (I loose alot of lead doing that).
Anyone got some better techniques? Its getting too embarrassing not to catch much with such sophisticated equipment on board. At least before, I was able to blame the equipment.
I fish on coastal saltwater usually around 20-50 feet of water. in tropical waters.
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