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any of you guys use sonar units for ice fishing. saw a guy using an old flasher unit a couple years ago. He had a homemade mount for the transducer. he was catching panfish after panfish. neat part was you could see the suspended fish on the flasher and then his bait as ihe dropped down to them. I was looking at one of those vexlar units at the sporting goods store the other day and they are really expensive.
 

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I agree, bought one 3 years ago...wouldn't fish with out.

I'm thinking all this snow isn't good either...just like a big blanket over skim ice here.
 

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Won't be long looking at the forecast. I would say that many northern tier lakes will be locked-up by next weeekend. Last year I fished Hunters Lake(Sullivan County) plus Rose Valley Lake(Lycoming) both which had safe ice in many areas into late February/early March. Here in York County...no ice. 150 miles north makes a huge difference or sure.
 

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beagler said:
patmack said:
any of you guys use sonar units for ice fishing.
I have a Vexilar FL-20 and wouldn't jig for panfish without it. Great asset.
My main sonar is a Vexilar LPS-1 handheld portable (below) which is outstanding for finding optimum depths to drill etc. I use a Eagle Cuda 300 which I adapted to ice application with ice fishing transducer which I use on lakes where I need to see fish. If I could only own one sonar it would be the Vexilar LPS-1 hands down since finding optimal depths, ledges etc is what I concentrate on.

 

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SuperX2Nut said:
Seems like a lot of money to spend on something that a lake contour map could tell you.
Yeah...whut i thought too per use of maps for years. My thoughts were quickly changed. LX1 gives the precision you need in accurately locating current ledges, structure etc when drilling an 8" hole. Far more accurate/reliable than maps. Guess it all depend's on ones own expectations just as anything else..
 
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