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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:29 am 
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Sticko,

Having graph it made me think of something. Say you go right over or by a stump or bush with the TM. How deep do you think the fish need to be where it wont run them off the structure? Any difference in response between crappie and largemouth.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:30 pm 
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unless in very shallow water i do not think it affects them at all as long as your not hitting the limbs

moving the structure . Contrary to what most people say . I saw this with my own eyes on lake
mead when i fished the world Bass Championship there the water is so clear you could see the
catfish laying on the bottom of the lake in 30 feet .

When i turned my troll motor on i would see schools of fish start swimming towards my boat
i would turn the motor off and the fish would start swimming away. Then when i would start it
they would turn and swim towards it . Like the hum of the motor was attracting them. I messed
with the school of fish for a long while just because i could not believe it.

so i do not know how close they have to get before it would bother them or even if it would
unless they were in the prop wash area.

now the color of a boat will effect them worse than the troll motor.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:50 pm 
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I always try to keep my motor on 3 or 4 when at all possible. I believe noise in general scares fish to some extent.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:52 pm 
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I have a remote control trolling motor. My concern is less the prop noise than the noise the motor makes when it is turning side to side. It makes an audible whirring noise.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:10 pm 
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I don't think the TM bothers'em much unless you're ramping your motor up blowing prop wash into the pile...
I know for sure turning the motor does't effect them specially if'n there's a lil chop on tha water....
FEESH ON.....
We caught bout 5 of them stupid bass today.....
Oooppppssss did I call'um stupid again.....LOL
Sorry bout that UCBM..... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Dutch the noise you have i think it is not transmitted below the surface.
being aluminum boat if you mounting is causing vibration in the boat
that will travel through the water and could spook fish.
but when on spider the jig is fairly close to the boat and your still catching fish.
they dont seem to spook off .even in shallow water..


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:11 pm 
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Sticko,

I think your point about not hitting the structure is key. I think my TMs have “magnets” attracting them to wood. I kick a TM on high its guaranteed I will find the one top of timber at less than TM depth lol!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:26 pm 
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high speeds and fishing don't work good.


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