Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS

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Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS reviews:

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)
Excellent: 83%
Very good: 17%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS details:

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS features a backlit LCD screen which displays readings from IntelliTroll, lets you raise and lower the weight, adjust Positive Ion Control, or program the amount of line you’re using. Cycle the weight up and down at preset intervals and depths, or use Bottom Track to automatically keep your bait at a preset distance from the bottom. Stainless steel spool, fastest retrieval rate on the market (250 feet per minute) and a Short-Stop feature that protects the boat from swinging weight.

Includes mounting base, low-profile swivel base, and a telescopic boom that extends from 24″ to 53″. Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS is built tougher and smarter to make you a better angler. Cannon Edge Design features fewer moving parts, one-piece composite construction, a redesigned boom end, protected circuit boards, and easy access to the spool, switches, plugs and mounting knobs.

Both the Digi-Troll 5 and Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS are compatible with the IntelliTroll accessory. The Digi-Troll 5 receives the IntelliTroll data and sends it to your Humminbird fishfinder (using the Cannonlink accessory). You can also use the Intellitroll monitor and antenna cable assembly to display sensor information. The Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS does the same thing but also displays the IntelliTroll information on the internal LCD display.

Using Programmable Depths
The Digi-Troll 10 TS allows you to program and store up to five depths for quick movement of the weight without having to manually hold the DOWN key until the desired depth is reached. When in the (default) depth screen, simply press the Select key until the required depth memory is displayed. For example, pressing the Select key three times will result in a display similar to that shown on the opposite page. Use UP or DOWN keys to change the depth if desired and press the RUN key to move the weight to that depth.

It is recommended that you use the coated cable that came with your Intellitroll sensor for proper sensor operation. The use of non-coated could result in poor display performance and/or a loss of data signal. Refer to your Intellitroll owners manual for more detailed instructions.

Networking your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS

Up to six Digi-Troll 10 TS series downriggers can be networked together. The units can either be network together with the optional transducer or networked together with the Cannonlink accessory. To network your downriggers you will need the Relay Cable Accessory (019634) between each downrigger you would like to link. To link using the transducer, install and hook up transducer as described in the Transducer Cable Routing section. Once the transducer is hooked up to the first downrigger, install the Relay Cable Accessory from the initial downrigger Data Out connector on the back of the downrigger to the Data In connector on the next downrigger.

Repeat for all connected downrigger. To network the downriggers using Cannonlink, the Cannonlink cable will install to the Data In connector on the first downrigger. Connect all other downriggers by connecting the Relay Cable Accessory from the Data Out to the Data In of the next downrigger. A terminator is needed on the last downrigger Data Out in order for the downriggers to properly communicate. This terminator is included in the Cannonlink accessory.

In case of a dead battery, your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS downrigger comes equipped with a power loss manual crank handle. This handle allows for the retrieval of your weight should you lose power or have an electrical failure.

Digi-Troll 10 TS Short Stop System

The Short Stop system is composed of three critical components: the electronic unit, the reel conductive path, and the trolling weight insulator. While the downrigger cable is in the water, there is a minute electrical current that flows between the cable and the grounded metal boat components in the water. When the cable clears the water, this current flow will stop. The Short Stop system senses this interruption and turns off the motor. The trolling weight insulator is used to break the cable contact to the water while the weight is still in the water. The reel conductive path allows the circuit path to be made through the structure of the downrigger.

Short stop and Positive Ion Control features do not function when spooled with monofilament or super lines or if the boat is not properly grounded.

Stopping the weight at water level eliminates the cable strain caused by bouncing weights or weights hitting the boom end. Stopping at water level will also keep the weight from hitting the boat hull.

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Features:

– 250-feet-per-minute retrieval rate is the fastest in the industry.
– Integrated Control Screen provides illuminated keypad controls with large backlit LCD screen. Also can display IntelliTroll speed and temp ratings, and lets you raise and lower the weight, adjust Positive Ion Control, or program the line amounts.
– Revolutionary Control Features allow you to cycle the weight up and down at preset intervals and depths, or use Bottom Track to automatically keep your bait at a preset distance from the bottom. You can even store up to five different preset depths for easy reference.
– Short-Stop – at the push of button, Short Stop automatically retrieves the weight and stops it at the waterline, so you can get back to fishing without worrying about boat damage from swinging weights.
– WaterLine Zero lets you keep your weight at a set depth below the surface.
– Adjustable Positive Ion Control (PIC) allows adjustment of the amount of voltage emitted. PIC emits positive ions from the cable to combat the negative ions from your boat, creating a fish-attracting field of energy.
– Five adjustable retrieve and deploy speeds.
– Heavy-duty telescopic boom extends from 24″ to 53″.
– Digital depth counter.
– Includes dual axis adjustable rod holder.
– Easy spool access.
– Includes stainless steel spool.
– Includes mounting base and low-profile swivel bas.
– Includes 2 line releases and 400 feet of 150-lb test stainless steel cable.
– IP68 waterproof connections.
– Integrated ball storage hook.
– 20-lb weight capacity.
– Corrosion-resistant construction.
– Limited lifetime warranty.
– Manufacturer item #1902330.

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Specs:

– Boom Length (Inches) = 24″-53″
– Cable Length (Feet) = 400′
– Manual/Electric = Electric
– Rod Holder Included = Yes
– Spool Construction = Stainless Steel
– Swivel Base Included = Yes

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Mounting

A downrigger should be mounted wherever it is easy to operate and observe. You want to be able to see your fishing rod and to react quickly. So, choosing a good location to mount your downrigger on your boat is very important. Due to the great variety of boats available, mounting your downrigger can be a difficult decision. Cannon has a complete line of mounting and fishing accessories to aid in your fishing experience. Before making any permanent changes to your boat consider what accessories might be used in your application.

Installing the downrigger Base on Your Boat Decks up to 7/16” thick – Where access to the underside of the deck is not available, the downrigger mounting base can be mounted using wellnuts. Use the base as a template to mark locations and drill four wellnut clearance holes. Mount the downrigger base using four 1/4-20 x 1-1/2” truss head screws and four wellnuts. Tighten the screws so the wellnuts are firmly compressed as pictured.

Decks thicker than 7/16” – For decks thicker than 7/16”, or where the underside of the deck is accessible, mount the downrigger base with screws, nuts, and washers. Use the downrigger base as a template to mark the locations and drill four 9/32” holes. Use four 1/4-20 x 2” truss head screws and four each flat washers and nuts. Fasten the downrigger base to the deck as pictured. NOTE: Wellnuts SHOULD NOT be used on decks thicker than 7/16”.

Decks thinner than 1/4” – Use a Cannon downrigger deck plate (PN2200693) to prevent deflection and add stability to decks thinner than 1/4”. Use the deck plate as a template to mark the hole locations. If access to the underside of the deck is not available, the deck plate can be mounted using screws and wellnuts. Use the deck plate as a template to mark locations and drill 4 wellnut clearance holes. Use four 1/4-20 x 1-1/2” flat head screws and four wellnuts to mount deck plate.

Tighten the screws so the wellnuts are firmly compressed. Where the underside is accessible, the deck plate can be mounted using screws, nuts, and washers. Drill 9/32” holes. Use four 1/4-20 x 1-1/2” flat head screws, nuts and washers (flat and lock). Fasten plate to deck. To secure the mounting base to the deckplate use four 1/4-20 x 1” truss head screws. NOTE: When using the downrigger telescopic boom, we strongly recommend the use of a deck plate on all boats to provide adequate stability for the electric downrigger.

Wiring Your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS electric Downrigger

Your Boat’s Electrical Condition

It is important to make sure that your boat is properly set up before installing your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS with Positive Ion Control (PIC). Whenever a boat is in water, various submerged parts interact to create weak electrical currents. These weak electrical currents must be controlled to extend the life of the boat’s metal parts and ensure a good fish catching environment. Check the zinc sacrificial anodes on your boat and on the outboard/outdrive.

If they are more than 50% dissolved they should be replaced. Any coating of slime or growth should be cleaned off. All metal parts including the hull (if metal) must be interconnected by a grounding wire. This includes motor shafts, outdrives, and through hull fittings. If your boat and zinc anodes are set up correctly, the voltage on the stainless steel downrigger wire should be positive when in contact with the water.

With your boat in the water and the downrigger cable deployed in the water, measure the dc voltage from the cable to a grounded metal surface of the boat touching the water. It should be 0.6 0.8VDC (fi xed PIC) or it should match your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS setting if properly wired.

• The use of Cannon vinyl coated lead weights is recommended.
• Use the trolling weight insulators supplied with your downrigger. This insulates your weight from the positive charge on the cable. This will also ensure that the trolling weight will stop at water level when retrieved.
• The cable on your downrigger should be replaced every 2 years. Etching of the cable can weaken it physically and electrically.
• In saltwater, make sure the sacrificial zinc anodes are replaced when half dissolved. This ensures that the boat will run with a neutral or slightly positive charge. Clean zincs on a regular basis with a non-corrosive brush.
• Always make sure the boat is properly grounded to the water. This will help ensure proper PIC voltage on the cable and that the Short Stop will function properly.

1. NOTE: To ensure proper operation of your Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS, ground the battery to your boat’s electrical system’s
ground. Malfunctions with the PIC, communication between units, or loss of operation result from faulty
grounding. Always check to see if your boat is properly grounded first.
1. Electrical Specifications & Wiring Instructions – The Digi-Troll is rated at 30 amps (full load), 12 volts DC and is protected by a 25 amp manual reset circuit
breaker (located under motor housing). Be sure to measure the battery voltage of your boat.


Connecting your Digi-Troll 10 TS to the Battery:

It is strongly recommended that a fuse or manual reset circuit breaker be installed at the battery on the positive lead of the power cable or that you connect the downrigger to a battery selector switch. (See Fuse and Wire Specifications) Connect the positive lead (RED) to the (+) post on your battery and the negative lead (BLACK) to the (-) post on your battery or the downrigger will not operate. Use the quick disconnect plug to remove the downrigger without touching the battery.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended to power your Digi-Troll 10 TS with a Deep-Cycle marine battery. Only run a Digi-Troll 10 TS from a Starter battery if it is recharged by an alternator while trolling. Tip: Control degradation of the power cables and limit corrosion by using antioxidant gel on all connections.

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Transducer

By purchasing the optional Digi-Troll 10 TS transducer accessory (1491072), the Digi-Troll 10 TS is able to display water depth and independently bottom track.

Installing the Optional Transducer

Proper transducer installation is critical to the performance of your Digi-Troll 10 TS depth tracking features. For best results, follow all mounting instructions carefully.

Where to Mount the Transducer

Any location along the bottom edge of the transom is acceptable. The preferred mounting position is within the center 1/3 of the transom excluding the area directly in line with the boat’s propeller. The transducer must be mounted where the water is smooth and free of bubbles. It may be helpful to drive your boat at a variety of speeds and observe where the water flows most smoothly off the transom before deciding on a mounting location. The sonar signals cannot travel through either open air or turbulent water, therefore, you must make sure that the transducer is in contact with undisturbed water at all times.

If you have an aluminum boat, avoid placing the transducer behind a row of rivets. The rivets will cause turbulence and air bubbles. Water turbulence is minimized when the transducer face is mounted below the bottom of your boat.

In certain applications for non-metallic hulled boats, the transducer can be positioned in the bilge with the bottom surface of the transducer as level as possible. Make sure that the transducer is submerged at least 2 inches at all times.

How to Mount the downrigger Transducer

To mount the downrigger transducer, you will need:

– A slotted screwdriver
– A phillips screwdriver
– Drill with a No. 28 or 9/64” bit
– 3/8” wrench
– Silikone caulk

Follow the mounting instructions supplied with your downrigger transducer mounting hardware. Attach the transducer to the brackets and tighten the bolts just enough to hold it in place. Using the brackets as a guide, mark and drill the four mounting screw holes 1/2” to 5/8” deep, using the No. 28 or 9/64” drill.

Loosely attach the downrigger transducer to the transom of your boat with the four #8 self tapping screws supplied. Adjust the brackets until the desired height is achieved and snug up the screws.

The flat surface on the downrigger transducer should be as parallel with the water surface as possible, but tipped forward just enough to keep water pressure on the fl at surface when the boat is moving and should be 1/16” to 1/8” below the hull of the boat. Tighten up the bolts.

Remove the #8 self tapping screws one at a time and fill the hole with silicone caulk. Failure to do so may seriously damage your boat! Reinsert each screw and tighten.

NOTE: On aluminum boats it may be necessary to use a wooden backing plate between the transom and the brackets. Attach a 7” piece of 1 x 6 hardwood flush with the bottom of the hull, and attach the downrigger transducer per the above instructions. Be sure to varnish the wood and silicone the screw holes thoroughly to prevent leakage and damage to your boat.

Transducer Cable Routing

After mounting the transducer, route the transducer cable to your Digi-Troll 10 TS. Connect the transducer cable to the transducer plug at the back of the downrigger. Be sure not to damage the cable jacket. Keep the cable away from ignition, tachometer, alternator and other electrical wiring to prevent interference. Do not cut, splice or shorten the cable. Coil the excess and secure it in place. The transducer cable NEEDS to be connected before turning the unit on. Connector removal or cable splicing voids the product warranty. Once the transducer is mounted and connected to your Digi-Troll 10 TS, the display will show the bottom depth under SONAR DEPTH on the display.

Fishing With Your electric Cannon Downrigger
After programming your Digi-Troll 10 TS, release some line from your rod and reel so that the lure is anywhere from 5 to 100 feet behind the boat. This is called drop back. Attach the fishing line firmly into the line release. Press and hold the down key to lower the weight to the desired depth as indicated on the display or select a pre-programmed weight depth. Place the fishing rod in the rod holder and reel up the slack so that your rod has a slight bend in it. When a fish strikes the lure, the line will separate from the release. Then you will be free to fight the fish and bring it in on your rod and reel.

Manual Downrigger Descent
By turning the clutch knob gently clockwise (toward the boom), you can let your trolling weight descend as fast or as slowly as you wish. Turning the knob counterclockwise (away from the boom) stops the weight. This gives you control to let it plunge rapidly or sink slowly to a predetermined trolling depth. With multiple downriggers, you could start all your weights creeping down, one at a time, and then stop them each in turn.

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS FAQs:

Is the swivel base and mount included?

The Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS downrigger includes mounting base, low-profile swivel base, and a telescopic boom that extends from 24

Is downrigger weight included?

No, it is not included with the Cannon-Digi Troll 10 TS.

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Video:

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Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Reviews:

Awesome downrigger

Rated 5 out of 5

Not a bad price for the outcome and performance of this downrigger, truly amazing!

None better

Rated 5 out of 5

These are awesome downriggers. The bottom track help us catch fish when none others could not.
Pros – The cycle up and down will trigger a bite when the fishing is tough.

Trolling made easy

Rated 5 out of 5

The bottom track is unreal, keeps your bait right in the fish column all the time.

Top of the Line Downrigger

Rated 4 out of 5

Expensive but lots of extra features.
Pros – Allows variable rate of descent with motor which other cannon downriggers do not
Cons – Should come with second rod holder like the lower priced Cannon Digi-troll 10 (non TS). It’s a cannon thing, not sure why they leave it out. So I’m leaving out 1 star.

Digi Troll 10 TS is awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5

I love the Digi Troll unit, it is simply awesome.

Excellent product

Rated 5 out of 5

I purchased the Cannon Digi-Troll 10 TS Electric downrigger early in 2017 and used it the entire fishing season on Lake Huron. I liked the ability to program depths where the downrigger automatically stops when lowering the weight and the auto stop just below the surface on the retrieve. Initially, the wire line on the retrieve tended to pile up on one side of the spool, but after running the line through the wire eye that is furnished for connecting the downrigger weight when not in use, the line spread evenly on the spool. The eye helped center the line on the spool. I was happy with this downrigger so I bought this second one so I will have 2 of them for the 2018 fishing season.

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