Trolling Motor Installation: Minn Kota Ultrex

Step one in our bass boat retrofit is a new trolling motor. We're upgrading from the Maxxum Pro to an Ultrex 112. Matt explains each step of the process as he shows just how quickly and painlessly these motors can be installed. Start to finish the installation takes less than an hour.

If you've considered the Ultrex for your next trolling motor its definitely worth the investment! Once you've experienced spot lock, heading, and a few of the other features there really is no going back. It adds an incredible level of convenience to your day on the water.

Ultrex Trolling Motor w/ I-Pilot Link: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW

Ultrex Trolling Motor (Non-Link): http://bit.ly/2NPTY6c

Cleaner- Safe & Easy Hull Cleaner: http://bit.ly/2xAJNID

We use the 112 lb with 52" Shaft. If you are combining with Humminbird Electronics be sure to use the "Link" version of the motor so you gain all of the available features.

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How To Buy A Used Boat

Boat buying doesn't have to be a gamble! With these quick tips you'll know exactly what to look for the next time you're shopping for a used boat. From motor issues to water leaks, transom cracks to hidden damage, we cover all the issues that might arise.

The two most important factors when shopping for a used boat are the compression numbers on the motor and the experience you have while test driving. There are a lot of other factors that we'll cover in this video but those are the two keys that you never want to skip. There are a lot of flaws that a seller can hide but if you get the diagnostic report and drive the boat virtually all of the hidden concerns will make themselves known.

Matt intends to fully restore this boat in the coming months, very similarly to Tim's Champion 210. By purchasing on the used market, both anglers were able to put additional funds toward updating and restoring the boats. Below is the extended list of components that will be added to the boat in the coming months.

Electronics...

Graphs- Humminbird Solix 15's: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW

Battery Charger- Minn Kota Digital 4 bank: http://bit.ly/2vcrbjA

Anchors- Talon 12' Shallow Water Anchors: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP

Imaging- Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4

Batteries- (4) Odyssey 31M PC2150: Source Online

Stimulator- Hydrowave Feeding Stimulator: http://bit.ly/2BCrdVx

Mounts and Accessories...

Front Graph Mount- Kong Wave Tamer: http://bit.ly/2wsJVbA

Console Graph Mount- KVD Kong Electronics Mount: http://bit.ly/2MohNwS

Hot Foot Adjustable Slide: http://bit.ly/2NauvVD

Jack Plate- Atlas Hydraulic: http://bit.ly/2QpkCkS

Loc-R-Bar: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Keel Guard- Megaware 8 foot: http://bit.ly/2N5p36m

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Backwater Bass Fishing - Kayaks and Flippin Sticks

Bass Everywhere but too shallow for the big boats! Matt and Tim hit the water in Old Town's Predator PDL Kayaks in search of big bites in ultra shallow water. Come along as they adapt to a new fishing style and succesfully power fish the shallows. 

The bass were crushing frogs, buzz baits, and creatures. Using these power techniques while standing on a small platform presents unique challenges but the guys adapted to the conditions and continued to put fish in the boat. They've got a long way to go but Day 1 on the Kayaks was a success. 

The Baits... 
Buzzbait- Damiki Noisy Buzz: http://bit.ly/2P8PWnd
Buzzbait Trailer- Zoom Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt
Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Creature Bait- Rage Tail Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Tungsten Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Flippin Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Matt's Flippin' Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Tim's Frog Combo... 
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- SLX 7:1 Ratio (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Kayaks- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2wQNOsG
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Sonar Basics: How to Find Fish

Ever wonder what Fish look like on your fish finder? In this video Tim explains what to look for and breaks down the basics of today's Sonar units. Understanding your sonar unit, the transducer, and "Cone Angle" is very important to painting a complete picture below the surface. 

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Today, most sonar unit's default frequency setting is 200kHz (Purple Beam). At this frequency, the bottom area that the sonar cone is covering is approximately 1/3 or 33% of your overall depth. An easy number to remember is at 30 feet deep, your sonar cone is scanning 10 feet wide. Another example - at 15 feet your sonar is scanning a 5 feet cone. In a later video we will explain how to change and adjust these frequencies. 

Here is the gear Tim is using...

Unit- Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Mapping- Lakemaster Chip: http://bit.ly/2wAZ8ZJ
Glass Cleaner- Peregrine: http://bit.ly/2wJgRP1
Precision GPS Antenna: http://bit.ly/2LUgR38

Budget-Friendly options...
Humminbird Helix 5: http://bit.ly/2fsOu1I
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