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Got a question about fishing, that you have never been able to figure out?

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, with the solution.


Don't you just hate it when you bump a stump or rock and bust that transducer on the trolling motor? Even at the best case, the transducer swivels up and out of its proper perpendicular orientation.

Well, along comes old Fishin' Tipster, Weekend Semi-Pro and resident backlash picking champion, with a great solution.

Look at the accompanying photo. The transducer is the 'skimmer' type that Lowrance and Eagle use. Its mounting point is a thin piece of plastic with a bolt through it. Not the best thing for mounting up front. A 'puck' style transducer is much better, but its mounting assembly is slotted plastic. So, it is inherently weak, too. After popping my second transducer last month on one of the Stick Marsh's finest palm tree stumps, I figured this tip out (necessity is the Mother of invention, as well as being down to one spare transducer).

See that metal shield in front of the transducer? It is a part of a window curtain-mounting bracket. But, any rigid strip with a 90 degree bend it in will work Slide one side right under the loosened transducer mount, so that the clamps will eventually hold it tightly in place. Then, the other end of the strip sits up right in front of that fragile plastic transducer. So far, it works pretty well as a blocking device.

If your trolling motor bottom fin sits far enough forward, the ideal mounting would be to place the transducer behind the fin. But, none are made that way yet.


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