Transom mounted transducers live dangerously until now.

The latest improvement on the G3 is the Spring Back Bracket™ by Transducer Shield and Saver®. This product solves three problems.

Side imaging transducers are big targets for stumps

Side imaging transducers are big targets for stumps. Notice the springs in the Spring Back Bracket.

Transducers are targets for stumps and flotsam. While they are designed to flip up, they may not survive. A new one can cost upwards to $400.00. This bracket is spring loaded to pivot and prevent damage.

If you are lucky, the old transducer flips up. Now you get to reach down to your shoulder to push it back down. The Spring Back Bracket pivots back on its own.

The last problem is positioning the transducer so it stays wet while running. (Without a huge rooster tail.) The Spring Back Bracket features a splash plate. This allows the transducer to run “down” and reduces the rooster tail.

Thanks to this great product, I can run nearly twice the speed without losing signal. This means finding more structure while running from spot to spot.


About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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10 Responses to Transom mounted transducers live dangerously until now.

  1. Amber says:

    Do you like your G3? We’re seriously considering purchasing one. New, which for us is a big step.

    • TJ Stallings says:

      Mine is the Eagle 176 Vinyl. This is my 9th boat and my favorite. However, I may purchase the newer Talon 17 PFX in 2015. Both are excellent multi-species rigs. The storage for four species is excellent. I love the vinyl interior. Let me know which one you pick. 🙂

      • Amber says:

        I think we were looking at their jon boats. We need the flat-bottom where we end up fishing. And we use our smaller boat for duck hunting- swamps require a shallow draft.

      • TJ Stallings says:

        10-4 on that. Caught a lot of fish out of Jon-boats. G3 has a you tube video about their construction. Pretty cool.

  2. I’m definitely going to have to get one of these. Hate the rooster tail!

  3. Kevin says:

    How fast can you actually go and still maintain bottom reading?

  4. Ken says:

    I have used the Spring Bracket before with great success too, it’s a great product. But when I got my new boat, I couldn’t bear to drill any holes in the hull if I didn’t have to. My solution was to install a hole shot plate underneath the jackplate, and mount the transducer to that plate with the “trolling motor bracket” and the “wedge”, both parts also come from Transducer shield and saver. It’s pretty well protected in that location, and I get clean side to side views for the side imaging beams.

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