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by Marc
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost TM running time on Max
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Ghost TM running time on Max

Actually there are quite a few chargers that do not have separate battery leads. For instance, I use a Stealth 1 charging system that does not use separate leads, and there are others as well. I think consulting his battery manufacturer is the best bet to find out why the batteries are out of balanc...
by Marc
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost TM running time on Max
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Ghost TM running time on Max

Rod, if I understand your situation correctly, you are trying to balance your trolling motor batteries since one is out of balance. Because one is running lower SOC than the other two, you need to deplete the other 2, and not the one that is running lower than the other two. This is why I suggested ...
by Marc
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost TM running time on Max
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Ghost TM running time on Max

While it may not be a problem for your Ghost or your boat's wiring (or it may) why take a chance? I would hook up a 12v light or fan or other accessory to run the battery down.
by Marc
Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Keys Devastated
Replies: 39
Views: 4395

Re: Clearlake Keys Devastated

Ok Guys .Tell me how the State and County officials can make it rain? Lake is the lowest its been in over 40 years.Just need a heavy rain year. Only filled once in 5 years. Yolo county draws lake water only when its a full year. The only County ramp that could be extended is at the oaks. Dont think...
by Marc
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Issue networking HDS Live with HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Issue networking HDS Live with HDS Carbon

I would disconnect the ethernet cable at the bow unit and then do a hard reset. This fixes most config issues and is also something that should always be done after updating. By unhooking your ethernet cable you will retain your waypoints on your console unit. The hard reset wipes out your waypoints...
by Marc
Wed Feb 23, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Issue networking HDS Live with HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Issue networking HDS Live with HDS Carbon

There are several potential causes for this problem. 1st and most likely is not having all units on the same and current software version. Networked units need to be on the same software version. They have a hard time sharing information like map cards and transducers when the software doesn't match...
by Marc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Active Target Transducer Tip
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Active Target Transducer Tip

The instructions that come with Active Target do not provide good details about how to assemble the knobs and the bracket. Almost all that I see in the field are not assembled properly, and I hear all the time about people losing a knob in the lake from it falling out. Here is the fix, and you will ...
by Marc
Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Aaron Martens
Replies: 22
Views: 4597

Re: Aaron Martens

Aaron was a great guy, fisherman, and family man. God bless his family. RIP Aaron you will be missed!
by Marc
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB Lamiglas Skeet Reese 705R Glass Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: WTB Lamiglas Skeet Reese 705R Glass Rod

Shoot me an email at LimitBy9@aol.com to remind me to check. I live in Washington now but am visiting in California so I don't remember if I still have the Skeet Reese model or not. I have at least 100 Lamiglas rods so there is a good chance but I simply don't remember, and won't be able to check un...
by Marc
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Will existing wiring for HDS Live 9 work for HDS Carbon 16
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Will existing wiring for HDS Live 9 work for HDS Carbon 16

Since you asked if the wires were the same I thought you were referring to the power wires. Yes, the transducer plug is different and will either require the adapter, or a new 7 pin connector transducer.
by Marc
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The perfect Punch Hook? Still searching for one!
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: The perfect Punch Hook? Still searching for one!

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What is wrong with the Gammie G-Finesse Heavy Cover Hook?
by Marc
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost Trolling Motor Guys: a couple of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Ghost Trolling Motor Guys: a couple of questions

Turning off your Ghost will instantly set off the autopilot fault/alarm on your Lowrance screen.
by Marc
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Lamiglas Certified Pro XFT 764
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Lamiglas Certified Pro XFT 764

Great rod and a great price. I have three of these.
by Marc
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why did you join Westernbass.com?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: Why did you join Westernbass.com?

ncbf.com was started by one of my former tournament partners, and a southern California angler. I joined because of this. I stayed because of the great people willing to share information and give something back to the greatest sport on the earth.
by Marc
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Active Target - HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Lowrance Active Target - HELP

Move your transducer 10" above the top of your motor. Make sure both your Active Target and your Lowrance unit are both updated to 20.3. Let me know how this works for you.
by Marc
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Idiosyncrasies of Ghost Trolling Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: Idiosyncrasies of Ghost Trolling Motor

Your Ghost should deploy and retract very smoothly. The key is in proper mounting. It should be mounted with 6 bolts and on a perfectly flat and level surface. Some boats do not have a level surface, and in that case when you tighten all bolts the mount bends to conform to the fiberglass surface. Th...
by Marc
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost Trolling Motor Guys: a couple of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

Re: Ghost Trolling Motor Guys: a couple of questions

Your HDS Live has autopilot capabilities which you have to enable in your advanced features. The Ghost motor will use autopilot to guide your boat on programmed routes, to a waypoint, and more; and lets you choose what happens once you arrive. I use autopilot all the time with my Ghost. Just yesterd...
by Marc
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Active Target - HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Lowrance Active Target - HELP

Also post a picture of your transducer mounted to your trolling motor. It would be very helpful.
by Marc
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: DVL DONKEY
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: DVL DONKEY

Nice Mama Pesce!
by Marc
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire
Replies: 8
Views: 6527

Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

That will work, but realize that you will not be able to turn off the Active Target to save battery power without also having to turn off your HDS unit. If you wire the yellow wire to an accessory switch, you can independently power on or off the Active Target irrespective of your HDS units.
by Marc
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire
Replies: 8
Views: 6527

Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Active Target has nothing to do with the trolling motor; and it is not hooked to that circuit so it wouldn't run down your trolling motor batteries. Active Target is connected to your starting battery. Yes, you do want to use an accessory switch for the yellow wire so you can turn it off when not us...
by Marc
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Living in Moses Lake Washington Area
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Living in Moses Lake Washington Area

It is a great area for bass fishing without a doubt. Potholes is our Clear Lake, but with many more and bigger smallmouth bass to go with the big largemouths. Moses Lake has giant largemouth and smallmouth also. Much more conservative politically (nothing like Seattle). I live in western Washington ...
by Marc
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire
Replies: 8
Views: 6527

Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

A new software update is available that fixes the yellow wire function of the Active Target. Now it will both turn on and turn off the module when connected to an accessory switch. See how to update the AT in this video:

by Marc
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount

OKay Ray, yes I will take PayPal. And I will ship it tomorrow by Priority Mail if you want. PayPal to WCoastTkl@aol.com, 253-312-9661.
by Marc
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount

You can see the transducer and mount in this WesternBass.com article: https://storage.westernbass.com/mag_wb/wb_mag_fall_2020/page56/index.html Transducer Shield and Saver custom made this mount with gunsmithing quality. It allows you to flip the face of the transducer from forward to down view. It ...
by Marc
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Lowrance LiveSight with Custom Transducer Shield and Saver Mount SOLD!

$650 plus shipping. This is a LiveSight transducer in new condition, with a new custom made Transducer Shield and Saver mount that allows you to switch from forward view to down view. Mount fits trolling motor shaft.
by Marc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Courser keeps locking current location
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Courser keeps locking current location

Glad you were able to get it replaced under warranty; thanks for letting us know.
by Marc
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results
Replies: 20
Views: 4605

Re: 79.34 to Win Clear Lake | California Open Pro Final Results

Congratulations on the win! Love those Yamamoto baits!
by Marc
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: How to transfer waypoints to SD Card, but keep on unit
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: How to transfer waypoints to SD Card, but keep on unit

When you save your waypoints to a SD card, you do not lose them from the HDS unit. You are merely copying them to the card.

Make sure you use a 32 gb or less card. I also recommend saving them on your home computer or laptop for the future in case you ever sell or break your HDS unit.
by Marc
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Every dog has his day...got a 10 and a 7. (Video)
Replies: 14
Views: 2268

Re: Every dog has his day...got a 10 and a 7. (Video)

Well done, and congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
by Marc
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Courser keeps locking current location
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Courser keeps locking current location

Is the cursor showing up at the same location on the screen each time? At the least, I would backup my waypoints, routes, etc. and then perform a hard reset to see if that fixes the issue.
by Marc
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting more trout back in our lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Getting more trout back in our lakes

Sorry, was away from the computer a couple of days trying to protesting the fishing closure in Washington. Yes, CBD is the Center for Biological Diversity. They are making a fortune through donations which they use to litigate against us/States/Feds. Don't be fooled by their name, they are against n...
by Marc
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting more trout back in our lakes
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Getting more trout back in our lakes

This is one of many reasons why I have warned bass anglers to never get into bed with the CBD. They are not our friends, and will do everything they can to cripple bass fishing.
by Marc
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Traded... thank you Marc
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Trade drone for trolling motor

Do you still have it? Just got a Ghost trolling motor and no longer need my Maxxum 101. Great shape, universal sonar, and lots of spare parts from cables to power boards and props just in case I ever needed them during a tournament. Never did.
by Marc
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance HDS waypoints issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1214

Re: Lowrance HDS waypoints issue

Make sure both units are running the same version software, also.
by Marc
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

Re: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12

Make sure both LIVE units are on the same version software, also. I know you probably got them at the same time but that in no way means they have the same version software. I am running the latest software in my LIVES with no problem.
by Marc
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

Re: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12

I agree with Ken. I have seen this before, and it was resolved by changing the settings. Some things you can start with is to make sure your sonar settings are correct. Did you program you LIVE to the specific transducer type you installed. The correct model of the transducer must be chosen in the S...
by Marc
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost noise
Replies: 9
Views: 5129

Re: Ghost noise

Despite having been told the noise complaint was BS, I have kept quiet about this only because I hadn't yet run a Ghost trolling motor. Last week I spent a day on DVL running the Ghost motor, and now I can say with certainty it is quiet, and the bass agree with me.
by Marc
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two clicks to save a screenshot on your Lowrance
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: Two clicks to save a screenshot on your Lowrance

Or press a single button on a LR-1 remote that you programmed to take screenshots.
by Marc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delete
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: Advice on set-up for limited electronics i have

You should consider mounting the LSS on the back of your boat (jackplate mount preferred if you have one, otherwise on the transom in such a place where you get unobstructed sidescan views), and use it with your HDS-7. It provides DownScan also. Replace you HDI transducer with a standard 2D transduc...
by Marc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Mapping out Current Draw
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Mapping out Current Draw

Not aware of a single place to find this info but each owner's manual lists the amp draw for each item.
by Marc
Thu May 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Elite TI2 Sonar issues!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Re: Elite TI2 Sonar issues!!!

Really hard to diagnose issues when we can't see what you are seeing. If you take a screen shot on your TI2 and post the image we can give good advice. The first important information to know is if you have both running at the same time? If you move into water deeper than 10 feet with both running y...
by Marc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: New HDs live broken screen
Replies: 10
Views: 4277

Re: New HDs live broken screen

I agree with Ken. You might also consider checking with your insurance carrier to see if you have coverage for a claim. With my insurance company (USAA) this would be a covered claim on my boat insurance (I added coverage for contents) but would also be covered on my homeowner's insurance.
by Marc
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta bubba shot?
Replies: 8
Views: 3484

Re: Ca delta bubba shot?

Best weight for Bubba Shotting is a QuickDrop, and besides all the small sizes they come in 1/2 oz, 3/4 oz, and even 1 oz. The teardrop shape punches a hole in the mats so the worm follows without fowling, and the shape allows the weights to come back out of the mat easily without grabbing weeds.
by Marc
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drop shot questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5443

Re: Drop shot questions

I have caught many big bass dropshotting; including a 9 pounder during a tournament dropshotting a wacky rig 6" Senko with a 3/4 oz QuickDrop. Big lures equal big bass; dropshotting to me is a presentation, your lure is limited to your imagination.
by Marc
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drop shot questions
Replies: 19
Views: 5443

Re: Drop shot questions

I sell more 1/4 ounce QuickDrops than any other size by far. 3/16 oz. Is the next most popular size. That being said, I have personally won far more money in tournaments using 3/8 ounce, and the 1/16 oz sizes. People tend to stick with something that worked, and fail to try other sizes. They are mis...
by Marc
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: HDS Live 7 GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: HDS Live 7 GPS

And yes, a Point-1 will be a great addition. Check out my Point-1 article in the next upcoming WesternBass.com magazine.