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Old 12-01-2022, 09:09 AM
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I rarely use the jigging bases for trout.
Same. I find they do work at times for Brookies but rarely for bows.
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Old 12-02-2022, 12:09 AM
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I have the jigging bases for all 4 of mine and looking at my journals deadsticking outfishes the jigging bases about 10 strikes to 1 when fishing stocked trout.
Cool.
I'm not much for stocked trout fishing. When I'm fishing whites it has outfished me.
As good as me for perch/walleye and jacks.. lol
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Old 12-02-2022, 07:43 AM
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I'm strictly a trout fisherman on the ice and primarily rainbows, so deadsticking always seems to work better than jigging for me. I think I can count on one hand the number of trout I've caught jigging.

Good to know the jigging bases work though.
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Old 12-02-2022, 09:58 AM
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was real excited about my new skidoo coming , until now finding out it will not be here until January . was ordered in march .
anyone else experienced delivery issues with new skidoos.
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:33 PM
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There is delivery issues with everything these days especially powered products like snowmobiles, cars, outboards etc.
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Old 12-03-2022, 01:50 PM
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was real excited about my new skidoo coming , until now finding out it will not be here until January . was ordered in march .
anyone else experienced delivery issues with new skidoos.

Ordered in March and got it in October
But I heard some like yours wonít be in until January

Just depends on model and how you configured it is what I was told

The 2023 Skandic LE SWT 900 ace was not a high demand product I guess


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Old 12-05-2022, 08:51 AM
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Upgraded to Garmin Live Scope LVS 34 transducer used it for the first time yesterday absolute game change couldn't believe how amazing it actually it. My biggest problem now is what to do with my Vexilar 30BB!!
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:01 PM
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Decided to buy an 8" Eskimo pistol bit to use with my Milwaukee 2803-20. I didn't want to lug around my Z51 10" Eskimo auger this year.

I finally got a chance to test the pistol bit today, and holy cow it just melted through 10" of ice. If it holds up this season, I may never go back to my gas auger.
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Old 12-05-2022, 08:16 PM
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Upgraded to Garmin Live Scope LVS 34 transducer used it for the first time yesterday absolute game change couldn't believe how amazing it actually it. My biggest problem now is what to do with my Vexilar 30BB!!
It's nice, but I don't think it's worth it to upgrade from the LVS-32. I'm having issues with mine shooting forward in shallow water without a lot of stitching. May have to call Garmin tomorrow while I'm off.
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Old 12-12-2022, 04:23 PM
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It's nice, but I don't think it's worth it to upgrade from the LVS-32. I'm having issues with mine shooting forward in shallow water without a lot of stitching. May have to call Garmin tomorrow while I'm off.
Should have made that one clearer upgraded from my vexilar 30BB to Live scope. Game Changer IMO!
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Old 12-12-2022, 05:13 PM
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Should have made that one clearer upgraded from my vexilar 30BB to Live scope. Game Changer IMO!
100%. Keep the Vexilar for laker fishing though. The LiveScope peters out at around 100' deep.
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Old 12-12-2022, 09:59 PM
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I ordered a Marcum LX9-L from Cabela's a couple weeks ago when they put them on sale. It arrived the other day and I finally got a chance to try it out on Sunday. It's a nice unit with some nice features and easy to navigate. I like the way you can overlay sonar on the camera screen to watch both. These pics are just a few of the available overlay dashboards. I also like the built in video record feature and I even managed to catch a fish while playing with the camera all day, lol.
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Old 12-14-2022, 08:29 PM
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By the look of that last picture, it was money well spent.
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Old 12-14-2022, 08:44 PM
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Frank, Have you tried the graph display overlay? I find it easier to read!

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Old 12-14-2022, 10:14 PM
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Frank, Have you tried the graph display overlay? I find it easier to read!

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Yes I did. I need to play with it some more to learn how to adjust it so it doesn't cover up so much of the camera view. So far though I really like the unit.
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Old 12-15-2022, 12:36 PM
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Yes I did. I need to play with it some more to learn how to adjust it so it doesn't cover up so much of the camera view. So far though I really like the unit.
Thanks for the post! I've never seen one in action. Had an LX-7 at one time. Picture looks good!
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Yes I did. I need to play with it some more to learn how to adjust it so it doesn't cover up so much of the camera view. So far though I really like the unit.
Under range if you use manual dynamic and set the depth to just over what actual bottom is it will free up allot of display space and only show the water column. I also don't use the flasher or zoom, as those can be turned off in display options.

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Old 12-16-2022, 07:08 AM
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Got the new Milwaukee drill on a Black Friday deal and picked up an 8 inch Pistol Bit. Just need to get back on the ice to try it out now. Hoping for no need for my beast of a gas auger.
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:40 AM
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Under range if you use manual dynamic and set the depth to just over what actual bottom is it will free up allot of display space and only show the water column. I also don't use the flasher or zoom, as those can be turned off in display options.

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Thanks for the help, much appreciated. Kind of ticks me off a $1400 unit doesn't come with a manual, you have to download it online. All my Lowrance HDS and Elite units came with manuals, you'd think Marcum would at least include one? I sent them an email to that effect. As I explained to them it's nice to have one with you as many times you find yourself without cel signal on the ice and can't access the manual or youtube videos and when you are navigating units with a lot of settings it can be a bit daunting trying to remember them all until you are very familiar with the unit.
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:41 AM
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Got the new Milwaukee drill on a Black Friday deal and picked up an 8 inch Pistol Bit. Just need to get back on the ice to try it out now. Hoping for no need for my beast of a gas auger.
even going from the 65 propane to the 25 pound electric is an incredible difference , especially when a person gets to your age! OK "our age" makes walking on a whole lot nicer!

I did finally after days of looking find a dvr to use with my Marcum, supposed to get here after New Years so I can try it out.
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Old 12-16-2022, 07:56 AM
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Thanks bud. That is what happens when you become a senior. Lighter everything becomes so much better.

The little recorder looks interesting. I wonder how much video you can get on the sd cards. You may need a few with you on a busy day.





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even going from the 65 propane to the 25 pound electric is an incredible difference , especially when a person gets to your age! OK "our age" makes walking on a whole lot nicer!

I did finally after days of looking find a dvr to use with my Marcum, supposed to get here after New Years so I can try it out.
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Old 12-16-2022, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for the help, much appreciated. Kind of ticks me off a $1400 unit doesn't come with a manual, you have to download it online. All my Lowrance HDS and Elite units came with manuals, you'd think Marcum would at least include one? I sent them an email to that effect. As I explained to them it's nice to have one with you as many times you find yourself without cel signal on the ice and can't access the manual or youtube videos and when you are navigating units with a lot of settings it can be a bit daunting trying to remember them all until you are very familiar with the unit.
I agree 100 percent. I remember being on the middle of cold Lake emailing with marcum support trying to figure mine out. 2 years later it completely crapped out on my cold Lake trip and I had to send it off to Manitoba to have the motherboard replaced. Wasn't a pretty bill. But it's been good since. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have to save you the digging.

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Goodbye and good riddance janky AF iFish Pro 2.0. Hello Finicky Fooler. Ordered direct from Reider Outdoor Products in Wisconsin January 17th and on my desk exactly one week later.

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Old 01-25-2023, 01:10 PM
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[QUOTE=AlbertanGP;4603759]Goodbye and good riddance janky AF iFish Pro 2.0. Hello Finicky Fooler. Ordered direct from Reider Outdoor Products in Wisconsin January 17th and on my desk exactly one week later.

I'm interested to hear what you think of these after you've had a chance to use them.
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Thanks bud. That is what happens when you become a senior. Lighter everything becomes so much better.

The little recorder looks interesting. I wonder how much video you can get on the sd cards. You may need a few with you on a busy day.
I put the new videos on my computer when I get home, but even a days worth doesnt even make a dent in a 32 G card. Im quite happy with the recorder so far. One new product I really like is the screw in rod holders I got form TFH they lock in a spinning reel perfectly and you can still use them without the locking if you have a finicky walleye at the bait . nothing fancy gearwise but it works great.
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Goodbye and good riddance janky AF iFish Pro 2.0. Hello Finicky Fooler. Ordered direct from Reider Outdoor Products in Wisconsin January 17th and on my desk exactly one week later.


I believe Pokeys had them in stock a while ago if someone is looking for a Canadian dealer. I havenít looked lately though.

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Old 01-25-2023, 02:59 PM
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I believe Pokeys had them in stock a while ago if someone is looking for a Canadian dealer. I havenít looked lately though.

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I'm interested to hear what you think of these after you've had a chance to use them.
I'm going to try them this weekend. The February doldrums have rolled in to the lakes I fish though so they might not get as much of a test as I'd like.

I can already say I like them better just for the sheer compactness of them.
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I'm interested to hear what you think of these after you've had a chance to use them.
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I'm going to try them this weekend. The February doldrums have rolled in to the lakes I fish though so they might not get as much of a test as I'd like.

I can already say I like them better just for the sheer compactness of them.
Clayton Schick uses them and likes the product. He uses a lot of different products and knows his stuff.
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