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Old 01-07-2016, 07:30 AM
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I have a 19' jones brothers bateau and i am considering putting a 8' or 10' powerpole on the back. I am just concerend with this huge telephone pole thing sticking up when i am not using it and fishing from the back of the boat.

Anybody have these on flat boats and see a problem with the height when not in use.

Also anybody knw of any place that has them on sale. haha
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Old 01-07-2016, 07:38 AM
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You won't know it's there and if you fish 10' or less, you're gonna love not having to deal with a heavy anchor. Just push the button on the remote around your neck. I have an 8 foot one and couldn't imagine being without it since I primarily fish shallow water. They have good CS from what I hear. I wouldn't know since I haven't had any problems in the five years I've had mine.
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Most my fishing buddies have them on their boats. I unfortunately only have the cheap stick-it. Hands down Power Poles are awesome. I've never felt they get in the way while fishing (either up or down). It's similar to a trolling motor...you'll get used to fishing around it and the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. You'd probably never use an anchor again with the Power Pole.
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With normal current, what is the usable water depth for an 8 or 10 foot PP?
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:05 AM
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Only thing I regret is not having two on my boat. I troll for Kings and Spanish and the PP is never in the way or if I'm bottom fishing in deep water on the hook it's not an issue.

It will be one of the best purchases you can make for your boat.

Rich at Hydrilla Gear usually has good prices on PP's.
http://www.hydrillagear.com
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:08 AM
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One item I absolutely don't want to be without is my powerpole, I would rather have it over my trolling motor. Like patro my only regret is not having two pp's. The only issues ive encountered is my dad uses a baitcaster and he cast sidearmed every now and again he will hit it if we are drifting.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:15 AM
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How bad is the drift with only having one pp? I've only been on boats that have had two of them.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:21 AM
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well looks like i will be biting the bullet.

Now i need to find one on sell, with the motor bracket to mount it with.
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I have a 19' JB Bateau and have an 8' Talon. It is one of the best things I have ever put on the boat. Paired with an Ipilot trolling motor that can hold the boat on anchor mode in deep water has really made the fishing easier. I chose the Talon because of the ease of installation and price. I can get MinnKota products are a great price so if you are interested in a Talon let me know and I'll check the price for you.
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I have a power pole and I will use a 8ft stick it pin on the front to stop the boat from spinning when needed.

I also used hydrilla gear for my power pole. If you subscribe to Bass magazine you can 10% on your purchase from power pole after you register it on power poles site. Takes a few weeks but it's a nice savings.
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Originally Posted by BodieTaylor View Post
well looks like i will be biting the bullet.

Now i need to find one on sell, with the motor bracket to mount it with.
It'll be well worth your money.
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Originally Posted by w_moose View Post
How bad is the drift with only having one pp? I've only been on boats that have had two of them.
Drift isn't the problem. Wind / current spins the boat with just one ...... ICM
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Get the newest models & the largest one, one push of the remote deploy. You won't regret it.
Make sure to get the motor mount bracket easier to install. No drilling holes in your transom.
If you have a poling platform, you won't ever notice the PP. ..... ICM
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Originally Posted by patro View Post
Rich at Hydrilla Gear usually has good prices on PP's.
http://www.hydrillagear.com
Been looking for a mounting option that would make the PP removable. Looks like hydrillagear has one.
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I have two boats w pp on one I have a quick release bracket w bronze quick release hydraulic fittings. This system is awesome can pop the pp off in just a min.
PP are the greatest thing you could ever do to upgrade your inshore fishing.
I can try and get the name of bracket I forget now. Think it was monster ? And it came w brass quick release fittings.
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The only problem you will have once you have the PP installed will be the constant kicking yourself in the a$$ for not getting it sooner.
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Originally Posted by Fishoi View Post
I have two boats w pp on one I have a quick release bracket w bronze quick release hydraulic fittings. This system is awesome can pop the pp off in just a min.
PP are the greatest thing you could ever do to upgrade your inshore fishing.
I can try and get the name of bracket I forget now. Think it was monster ? And it came w brass quick release fittings.
Interested in the info if you can find it.
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My buddy has both a power pole and a Minn Kota Riptide with i-Pilot, I fish with him quite often.

i-Pilot has the electronic anchor feature which does a great job at holding boat
in place in most scenarios (including some pretty strong wind and heavy current).
I can't remember the last time we deployed the power pole.

Personally I don't see a need for power pole if you have electronic anchor.
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Originally Posted by stalker24 View Post
My buddy has both a power pole and a Minn Kota Riptide with i-Pilot, I fish with him quite often.

i-Pilot has the electronic anchor feature which does a great job at holding boat
in place in most scenarios (including some pretty strong wind and heavy current).
I can't remember the last time we deployed the power pole.

Personally I don't see a need for power pole if you have electronic anchor.
The power pole doesn't make any noise once deployed. That's one benefit as opposed to the i-pilot that I can tell.
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Has anyone used the micro anchor? Looks like a stick-it but motorized?
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