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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 07:01 pm


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I got a good deal on a bird 35 2 years ago. Great intro flasher. Do I wish I had more bells and whistles? Yes. But it has improved my catch and taught me a lot about my quarry. Itís really good for perch and crappie. I believe an lcd split screen would be better for the deeper prey like lakers and whities. But it still helps me catch them. Bottom line is buy what you can afford for your type of fishing.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 07:14 pm


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Thanks for the input. Lots to think about. Heading near Huntsville this weekend. Gonna be cold!! Anyone know what the smaller lakes are like for ice?

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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 07:18 pm


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Been on 4 different lakes this season. . They have all had different ice. Depends on the snow and depth. Approach em all with caution and have fun.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 09:57 pm


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caspersphilly....if its the lake that your cottage is on...you'll be fine. haven't been there this year, but i've been to another lake nearby that takes longer to freeze than yours.

Proceed with caution, but i'd bet you have minimum 8".

I used to park at the end of a certain road (middle of your lake)...go east through the bush, and through campsite area to lake, and then walk south down the shore for a couple minutes. (100-200 meters maybe)....head directly out from shore till you find 40-50 feet.

Caught a lot of small lakers there (1-2 lb) and a couple bigger ones. (5lb)
Ling and whitefish too, though I haven't caught any.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 12:11 pm


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NICE VID Sparky


That's a lot of tire kicking

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 01:37 pm


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Wow Sparky....great footage of the laker and white fish....did you ever catch either ? It felt like the fishing movie ended before knowing what happened in the end ...

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 01:56 pm


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I always used a graph, then bought a Bird35 and didn't like it. Sold it and will be buying a graph soon.

Deeper Canadian Sheild lakes I find graphs work better for me. If fishing crappie or perch in weed flasher works better.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 02:56 am


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I use a Humminbird Helix 10 Chirp Mega Di Gps G2n Combo.....winter and summer....love the large screen. Does everything i need ....even lets me know on screen of any cell phone activity.

I mount it on my ATV and use the GPS function and then bring it into the hut to use the sonar function as a graph.....I have a ICE-55 flasher but find this much better and easier to use and see what is going on....the bonus is it hooks into both my boats in the summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvnMJRl_8Cs

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 06:28 am


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I have the vexilar fl 12 for shallow fishing and use the lowrance elite graph for deeper whitefish and laketrout fishing. Both units work great.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 07:13 am


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I have been reading reviews online about flashers. I read that it is possible to take a reading without drilling. Just wondering if anyone is able to do that? One salesman said it is only with more expensive units. That would certainly save time!

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 09:01 am


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With a tranducer for a flasher or a graph you can only do that thru clear black ice, which we rarely get around these parts.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 09:11 am


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Just like mounting transducer inside hull of boat, it would have to be tight against ice and solid consistency through the ice.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 09:39 pm


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QUOTE (FishyDog @ Jan 06, 2018 - 01:37 pm)
Wow Sparky....great footage of the laker and white fish....did you ever catch either ? It felt like the fishing movie ended before knowing what happened in the end ...

That day never caught them but it is always interesting watching them on camera.

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