SI for Trolling Motor

FrankW
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SI for Trolling Motor

Postby FrankW » Mon May 02, 2016 2:25 pm

I have a Huminbird SI/DI/GPS on the console. I need a new unit for the trolling motor. Have not used SI on a trolling motor and wonder what you think? I fish Central Florida in shallow lakes most of the time. Sometimes I do fish a couple of river lakes with deep water. I need some information on how SI works on a trolling motor. Cost is a consideration and don't want to buy SI for the trolling motor unless it is a real benefit. If it is a real benefit than I don't mind spending the money.

I will really appreciate any information that you might share with me.

Frank

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby FrankW » Wed May 04, 2016 8:40 am

What is going on. ](*,) Lots of views but no one uses a SI depth finder on their trolling motor? I just want to know how they work on the trolling motor. I hope someone takes pity on me and helps me out.

Frank

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby toporanger » Wed May 04, 2016 7:33 pm

SI requires you to be moving. I have seen some pics of people using the trolling motor and spinning it with the SI and they use those images, check bbc boards for examples. Personally I dont have SI on the trolling motor as I just networked the rear SI to the front finder and got a cheaper non SI front graph, works great. The only issue is you have to be aware that the SI you are seeing is behind you.

I use SI when I get to spot not so much when Im fishing. I come into the area around 5mph and tool around marking stuff with SI then use the map to get to those areas with the front graph.

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby FrankW » Thu May 05, 2016 12:25 am

Hi toporanger,

Thanks for your response. =D> I really appreciate it. Apparently not a lot of people use SI on their trolling motor.

Frank

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby soulfisher » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:03 am

X2 with what toporanger said. I dont use it on the trolling motor either and not sure if you would want to- just network with your rear. I live in florida as well and aside from the river, there aren’t many lakes I fish that I get much use out of it- at least when compared to what it is capable of doing on the river. Also, I have noticed that when I turn the boat, the image becomes deformed or wavy and I would think that so much movement on your trolling motor would render it in this same fashion.

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby FrankW » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:25 am

Hi soulfisher,

Thanks for your input. I went with a Helix 9 DI rather than the side imaging.

Frank

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Re: SI for Trolling Motor

Postby O26A » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:20 am

I have my front SI unit speed set at 1. I use a troll perfect on my TM and a lot of time set it on constant speed to cruise a shore line. i'll keep about 75 feet away from the shore and scan up to the shore and opposite side of the boat. it's amazing how much structure i come across on the opposite side of the boat. if i come across something nice i'll double back on it and check it out with DI. works great when trying to pick apart a home lake or when trying to find that little spot on a spot
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