Cannon Digi-Troll 5

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Cannon Digi-Troll 5 reviews:

4.8
4.8 rating
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)
Excellent: 83%
Very good: 17%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
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Cannon Digi-Troll 5 are definitely the best electric downrigger I’ve ever owned. I have a pair of Cannon Digi-Troll 5 on a 17′ Alumaweld Stryker and fish Pyramid Lake on a regular basis. I can tell you these are the best downrigger I’ve ever owned. I had Walker Downriggers that I returned to Cabellas and four Scotty Downriggers collecting dust in my garage. I will be selling my Scotties on Craigslist. I don’t have a hummingbird fish finder and don’t really care about the integration. My fish finder is a Lowrance Gen3 and I wouldn’t trade it for hummingbird.

Scotties use a free fall feature to drop the rigger weight and the lines pops the clip if your not careful. Cannon Digi-Troll 5 Downriggers lower the weight smooth. I love the weight retrieve in Cannon downriggers, it’s attached to the downrigger and easy to pull a 10 lb weight close to the boat. I don’t know much about the positive ion feature to attract more fish but my catch rate has gone up. Yes, they are expensive but in my opinion, well worth the investment.

What a disappointment! I don’t even know where to start. 1st off I have never purchased or owned a down rigger before, so this was my first experience in buying one. I spent countless hours watching videos, reading blogs and visiting with friends that have used Cannon downriggers in some fashion or owned them. I was so Excited to get this all put together.

Quick explanation of what I understand the Cannon Digi-Troll 5 vs the Digi-Troll 10 is. One according to Cannons site if you have a Humminbird fish finder you can purchase a Cannon Digi-Troll 5 and it will connect! FALSE!! Not anymore they don’t make the Cannon link box or the cable that connects a bird to the rigger. Now even worse, it just says Humminbird fishfinders on Cannons site, Non Humminbird 798.

This rigger is absolutely useless if you are trying to connect this to a fish finder keep dreaming, I chatted with a guy from Jonson who apparently owns Cannon, Humminbird, And Minnekota and they no longer make this technology.

They want you to buy the Cannon Digi-Troll 10. That comes with its own transducer! But still does not connect to you Humminbird, This is ass nine really I have spent over 5k on Johnson products wanting them to connect with each other but, Nope not going to happen this company is moving backwards not forwards. Its sad that even though you have bought everything they make it still want talk and they want you to buy more things.

If I could redo it I would, Rip the Humminbird fish finder out of my boat and the Minnekota as well as the Cannon downrigger and buy different brands! These guys have terrible websites, terrible information on their websites. and a terrible business model! Stay away if you are new to this and trying to figure these fishing systems out. If you already know what you want and how to work then I guess this equipment may work for you

The Cannon Digi-Troll 5 features keypad controls with an integrated LCD screen, the 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 stainless steel boom that extends from 24″ to 53″. Cannon Digi-Troll 5 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.

Cannon Digi-Troll 5 Features:

– 250-feet-per-minute retrieval rate is the fastest in the industry
– 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
– Positive Ion Control emits positive ions from the cable to combat the negative ions from your boat, creating a fish-attracting field of energy
– Integrated LCD keypad control allows push button control of lowering and raising the weight, controlling the depth and ability to program the exact amount of line you’re using for increased accuracy
– Heavy-duty telescopic boom extends from 24″ to 53″
– Digital depth counter
– Includes two dual axis adjustable rod holders
– Easy spool access
– Includes mounting base and low-profile swivel base
– Includes line release 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 #1902315


Cannon Digi-Troll 5 FAQs:

Does the Cannon Digi-Troll 5 come with a swivel base?

Yes it includes a swivel base.

What is the difference between Cannon Digi-Troll 5 and Cannon Digi-Troll 10?

Cannon Digi-Troll 10 has bottom track as an extra option.

Does the Cannon Digi-Troll 5 work in salt water?

Yes it does.

Does the Cannon Digi-Troll 5 have bottom track?

No, but the Cannon Digi-Troll 10 can be set up with bottom track.


Cannon Digi-Troll 5 Video:

Cannon Digi-Troll 5 Electric Downrigger
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Cannon Digi-Troll 5 Reviews:

Looks promising

4.0 rating

Comes with everything to mount, including swivel base! Can’t wait to try it in the spring!

Nice setup

5.0 rating

Everything included in box to install!

Five Stars

5.0 rating

Works great

I can tell you these are the best Downriggers I've ever owned

5.0 rating

I have a pair of white digi-trolls on a 17′ Alumaweld Stryker and fish Pyramid Lake on a regular basis. I can tell you these are the best Downriggers I’ve ever owned. I had Walkers that I returned and four Scottys collecting dust in my garage. I will be selling my Scottys on Craigslist. I don’t have a hummingbird fish finder and don’t really care about the integration. My fish finder is a Lowrance Gen3 and I wouldn’t trade it for hummingbird.
Scottys use a free fall feature to drop the rigger weight and the lines pops the clip if your not careful. Cannon downriggers lower the weight smooth. I love the weight retrieve in the cannon, it’s attached to the downrigger and easy to pull a 10 lb weight close to the boat. I don’t know much about the positive ion feature to attract more fish but my catch rate has gone up. Yes, they are expensive but in my opinion, well worth the investment.
I purchased the white digi-troll 5 for about $1,200.

Good product

5.0 rating

Works fantastic

Very nice and well worth it

5.0 rating

I use this to retrieve dredges offshore trolling. used with a block and tackle setup, this is an amazing piece to use. makes dredge fishing so much easier and that means more fish….hopefully.


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