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    Default Power Poles vs Minn Kota Talons

    Not sure if this is in the right forum, but was wondering who prefers what. I do mainly single pole livescoping on our local lake. 75% of the time Iím fishing edge of river channel, 8-15 feet of water. Iím currently interested in the 15 foot Talon which would fit my style of fishing better than the 12í power poles. Storage is also an issue, and I know I can get the bracket for the talons to make them fold down towards inside of boat. Biggest question is Iím wondering from any of you experienced guys on how well the talons work on muddy bottom lakes. Iíve been told if much mud builds up on the spike then it can cause issues when raising as far as cables and such go. Just looking for some good opinions from everyone. Thanks!


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    No experience with talons but I'm convinced they are not worth the price and headache.

    Take it as my .02...I would much rather upsize the spot lock trolling motor and batteries. You mentioned river channel but I'm not sure if river current is a big deal. I like a gps anchor from most standpoints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaDudeAbides View Post
    No experience with talons but I'm convinced they are not worth the price and headache.

    Take it as my .02...I would much rather upsize the spot lock trolling motor and batteries. You mentioned river channel but I'm not sure if river current is a big deal. I like a gps anchor from most standpoints.
    Thanks! Current isnít really an issue. Guess Iím just being hard headed. I really donít want to mount my livescope transducer onto a separate pole, and if I would have it on say an ultrex, when I would use spot lock itíd constantly be turning back and forth and not staying keyed onto the structure I am fishing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmnFish89 View Post
    Thanks! Current isnít really an issue. Guess Iím just being hard headed. I really donít want to mount my livescope transducer onto a separate pole, and if I would have it on say an ultrex, when I would use spot lock itíd constantly be turning back and forth and not staying keyed onto the structure I am fishing.


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    If the livescope is an issue then look up Low Pro rod rack or All Aboard livescope mount that attaches to your trolling motor. Custom made for ultrex and allow you to adjust the livescope independent of the trolling motor without a separate pole. Trust me if you struggle with it someone has a gadget to try and fix it!

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    Ten 4, I will check them out. Thanks!


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    power poles with the paddles ....the REALLY serious professional crappie folks use them ....
    trust me on this ....if you use livescope and fish open water you want them ....
    for positive for sure ....drift socks on steroids is a better description ....
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales
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