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MotorGuide | How To Catch Skittish Fish

MotorGuide | How To Catch Skittish Fish

Fishing on the flats is can be a challenge to get those skittish fish that face significant fishing pressure and boat traffic. Rich and I will frequently stake out and try two or three times before we can get their attention. Fish like this we refer to as suffering from “lockjaw” as they will refuse to eat.

New Motorguide Xi3 Trolling Motor

New Motorguide Xi3 Trolling Motor

Trolling motors continue to evolve into more effective fishing tools.  We have been using the Xi5 motors from MotorGuide for years and have been very pleased. Now, MotorGuide just introduced the Xi3 motor which is a little lighter, and skips a few of the features of the Xi5 and comes in a little cheaper.  Here are the Features of the new Xi3...

Can I Use My Starting Battery As My Trolling Motor Battery Too?

Can I Use My Starting Battery As My Trolling Motor Battery Too?

With most boats, I would STRONGLY discourage your trying to use a trolling motor battery as a starting battery as well. That is never a good idea and you will be stuck on the water one day, if not the very first day that you try it.  Keep the trolling motor completely separate from the starting battery. The starting battery should be able to run your electronics and maybe livewell on light use and always maintain plenty of cranking amps to easily start your motor.