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Type Fishing Gear 5 months 2 weeks ago #69006

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I'm trying to piece this together. You drill a hole in the ice and drop in a fish finder? When all you can fish is the hole in the ice anyway? Is the fish finder there to let you know when a fish did not go for your bait?
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Type Fishing Gear 5 months 2 weeks ago #69008

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I can't tell if you're being sincere or if that's sarcasm, but either way I had to chuckle a bit at your questions.

Yea basically. All ice fishing is vertical jigging, so knowing depth and structure is key. You don't just punch one hole, you punch several and move from hole to hole to get a feel for the structure. You want to set up on a drop off, or on/near rock structures, sometimes flats... so in order to find out where you are it's really nice to have a depth finder to drop in and see depth. Back in the day that's all these portable finders were good for - seeing depth. But now with the GPS you can set up right on those ledges, rock beds and submerged trees without punching all of those holes (as long as you have them marked before hand of course). This saves you a ton of work and time. Today's depth finders are also much more accurate at defining fish. After a while, you get used to marking fish and knowing where they are is a huge advantage. Since winter fish are lethargic and a lot less likely to strike out of curiosity marking fish that don't' bite saves you from moving around a bunch to 'find' the fish. You already know where they are, you just need to change tactics.
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Type Fishing Gear 5 months 2 weeks ago #69023

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I just have a mental image of you and your son sitting out on the ice, on either side of a 12" hole in the ice. With a fish finder floating in the middle of a 12" hole.

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Type Fishing Gear 5 months 2 weeks ago #69028

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Haha. The transducer does go into the hole, but you pull it up when you've got a fish or you'll get tangled in transducer wires. The auger I have is only an 8 inch. But you're not too far off. :)


I took the unit out yesterday after work, (short day). My brother and I fished the red river that goes right through town here and we caught 20-25 goldeye - rough fish that looks somewhat like a jardini arowana with a shorter mouth and bigger eyes. Nice silver color, thin thin body with length. They are a rough fish, so we didn't keep anything, but what a blast. Lots of action. Even though we only landed 20-25 fish, I bet we missed a dozen or so, and lost probably 5-6 at the hole. It was awesome.

The garmin worked perfectly. Marked bottom easily, was sensitive to the size jigs we were using and marked fish as they came in as well. I have to test in some deeper water, and against some vexilars/hummingbirds, but so far I'm pretty happy with this set up.


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Type Fishing Gear 2 months 4 weeks ago #70136

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It's getting out of hand... again... lol.

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Can't see your order Rush. It's all in the Cookies local to your machine only.
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Ah, well there was plenty. 8 Rapala DT4's, 3 new spinnerbaits, 6pks of Shakey heads, 4 floating raps, and some lipless cranks.

Bought new rain bibs and a jacket yesterday from scheels and still contemplating the new Omen black2 7'2" med heavy, with a Shimano stradic.....
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Type Fishing Gear 2 months 3 weeks ago #70149

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Gotta love a Rapala Man. :thumbs:
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4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Type Fishing Gear 2 months 1 hour ago #70397

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A few weeks ago I ended up picking up a 7'1" medium Omen black. I have a Medium heavy already. The medium is a really nice rod. Perfect for cranking, or throwing spinner baits, or trolling. Has a really nice back bone and loads up perfectly for those spinnerbait fish. Very happy with this buy. 110 bucks at cabelas.


Edit - I paired this with the "new" flueger president. Which is basically last years limited edition, just rolled forward to this year. Pretty much the same exact reel. Same specs, same color even. Just a different reel handle. Good price too for the quality. 80 bucks.
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Type Fishing Gear 1 month 4 weeks ago #70398

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You can go wrong with the Omen Black rods. I would encourage you to pair it with the 13 Fishing Creed GT Reel.


It's the lowest cost reel listed in Field and Streams Top 5 for 2017 list..........

www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/20...p-new-reels-for-2017
120g - Tiger Oscar, Parrot Cichlid, SDs | 55g - 24 Year Old Kissing Gourami
55g - Angelfish/Bolivan Rams | 40g GBRs - 20g Apistos
65g Blackwater Planted Discus Tank
4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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