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Troll Perfect Available at Radioworld

troll perfect decal- rayjus 2Now available at Radioworld

Whether fishing in wind, waves, current, or just whenever you need the high speed settings, Troll Perfect will allow you to stop fighting the kick back, and side to side torque steer of your trolling motor. Now you can concentrate on fishing.

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The patented device clamps over the motor shaft swivel bearing and allows you to easily adjust the tension on your cable steering. By allowing this precision control of your trolling motor, you can instantly adapt to any condition on the water. Troll Perfect means less effort, less fatigue, and better fishing. Installation can be done with basic tools in a matter of minutes.

Adjusting Troll Perfect is fast and easy. A small 1/4 turn adjustment of the lower stainless steel clamp is enough to fine tune your trolling motor just the way you like it.

Available for both Minn Kota and Motorguide cable steer trolling motors

-Lawren

Humminbird 360 First Hand Experience

radioworld shirtI was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to get a day on the water with our Humminbird rep John Noel this past week to learn about their 360 Imaging sonar.  My initial impression of the 360 (before I got on the water with one) was it is pricey and too large for most people to even consider.  A $2000+ transducer that is almost the size of a 6’ Talon was just too much for me to get over.  My opinion completely changed after seeing it in use and how practical a tool it truly is and it WILL help you catch more fish.

Humminbird and Minn Kota have done an awesome job at designing their new Talon/360 brackets.  John’s boat had a dual 8’ Talon setup and on the starboard side the 360 adapter bracket was mounted there.  With all this mounted to the transom there is no question it is busy looking.  However, with all the benefits of this technology that outweighs the downside in my mind.

S00004John had the Lakemaster Chart loaded in his 998c SI unit and we navigated to our first fishing spot a mile or so offshore.  Once we arrived we deployed the 360 through the menu in the 998 and began to see exactly how the rock piles on the shoal laid out.  The boat was equipped with a Minn Kota Terrova with iPilot Link which makes navigating while fishing extremely easy.  Through the remote control we had full access to the list of waypoints in the 1198c SI mounted on the bow.  At a low trolling speed we used the iPilot Link to take us from waypoint to waypoint (which were rock piles on the shoal).

I caught a couple of small fish dragging a tube behind the boat and one that I marked on the sonar.  John was fishing for bigger bites with a jigging spoon but didn’t have any luck.  My eyes were opened to the effectiveness of the 360 when I noticed something off to the side of the boat as we were slowly moving to our next waypoint.  I picked up a drop shot with a Jackall Cross Tail tied on and cast in the direction of a rock pile we didn’t have a waypoint on.  After my weight hit the bottom I felt rocks and after dragging it a few feet I got a solid hit.  The fish ended up being a 3 1/2 pounder that I never would have caught without the 360 revealing that structure in perfect detail to me.  I was able to repeat that a few more times throughout the day.

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On the 360 there are range rings that show you the distance away from the center (the boats location) so it’s easy to gauge how far you need to cast to reach a target.  When you purchase the 360, Humminbird includes a GPS antenna that has a built in compass heading sensor.  This is what lines up your 360 imaging with the direction of your boat.  When something shows up on the screen to your left it’s actually to the left of the boat so you know right where to cast.

One other thing I noticed about the 360 is that when the boat was stationary the image was much more defined.  This is because the transducer rotates which creates the movement you need for high detail images.  Just like with side imaging your boat needs movement for the best detail.

If you ever get a chance to see a 360 in action it won’t take long before you too are convinced of the value of having this on your boat.  All it took for me was one fish.

-Lawren

RMC Boat Works

Competitive anglers are always looking for the latest and greatest products to add to their boats to make them more effective anglers.  RMC Boat Works is one of those companies that is offering some very unique products than make your life around the boat a little easier.

From mounts for your electronics to battery trays to trolling motor stabilizers RMC has some very innovative products.  Let’s take a look…

The E~Lok Electronics Mount is made from anodized aircraft aluminum and stainless steel for strength and durability.  The E~Lok incorporates two 180 degree pivot points to allow for maximum location adjustment. The Swivel head design allows the user to adjust the electronics from side to side as well as 180 degrees vertical/horizontally to allow installation on almost any surface. The E~Lok when mounted allows easy on/off by simply unscrewing & pulling the spring loaded release mechanism. This feature allows for easy re-mounting of the electronics in the exact original position, no more fussing with setting the screen where you need it in dark or adverse conditions.

The Trol~Lok is designed to securely hold the trolling motor in place to prevent damage to the trolling motor and boat. No more worries about inadequate hold down devices, the Trol~Lok has been designed and tested in the nastiest conditions by top touring pros. The Trol~Lok is machined from 300 Series Stainless Steel and assembled to endure even the roughest conditions.  You can release it with your hand or foot very quickly to deploy your trolling motor.  This is available in several sizes for bass or walleye style boats.

Check out Radioworld.ca for more products from RMC Boat Works.

-Lawren

Transducer Shield and Saver Installation

Radioworld Pro Staff Danny Dunn had his Lowrance Structure Scan transducer mounted on the side of his jack plate with the standard mount supplied by Lowrance.  After about a month of fishing his rusted bolt and twisted bracket needed a face lift to ensure his side imaging sonar was performing properly.

Danny’s boat has a 8″ Slidemaster jack plate which makes a perfect mounting surface for the Transducer Shield and Saver mount.  The best part of all is that you don’t have to do any drilling into your boat.  These mounts will use the factory holes on most jackplates.  Let’s take a look at how he mounted his Lowrance LSS-2 10″ transducer with Transducer Shield and Saver.  Notice the before and after pictures…what a difference!

Transducer Shield and Saver has mounting solutions for transom mount and trolling motor mount transducer.  These mounts not only secure your transducer, but they also prevent it from being damaged in case of an unexpected impact.

-Lawren