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Lowrance Ice fishing Set-ups

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Has anybody liked their Low> ice fishing set-up? I think the unit is great but the case,battery hold down and the dumb transducer holder is the biggest piece of C---- that I have ever seen. Anybody come up with a solution to this. Hate to ditch it because the ice package comes with everything except the graph itself>>>later the load

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Northlander

Load I know a few guys who just gave up and returned them for a flasher. Seems like the guys who have them that know how to dial them in just right like them but I havent met one yet.

I know you got a deal on yours. I would mount a Vex float and dump that stupid ducer arm deal.

The only thing I liked about them was you can mount it on the boat in the summer as well. Otherwise I say theres really no advantage to it over a flasher. Just a different screen to watch. They all show ya fish and how the are reacting to your baits and thats what counts.

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Papa Woodie

"Otherwise i se know....."

Steve...you been hanging around Tom to much....your starting to spell and use incorrect words! wink.gif

My LX5 has that dumb double arm that comes off for the ducer also...Definately not a fan of it...but deal with it.

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Northlander

Thanks Woodie I took care of it. If you dont like that Marcum arm take it off and put a Vex float on there. Only thing is I dont think the float will fit in the bag.

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Surface Tension

If your fishin and sharing the hole with a sounder just lay the ducer cable on the side of the hole so its out of the way.

Set the lenght so top the of the ducer is just below the bottom of the hole. Just make sure the cable isn't freezing to the ice.

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Jiffy

Personally I think Lowrance has the absolute best electronics on the market for open water fishing. But when it comes to ice fishing I think that it is hard to go wrong with a Marcum or Vex.

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kingr

Well, this weekend will be my first rodeo with my LMS 334 ice machine. I thought the built in GPS and the ability to transfer it from the boat to the ice was a great feature...

I already threw the "ice arm" and bought another vex float. If you hear a guy swearing at his depth finder at the get together, it's me! I hope I don't have to go back to my 10yr old vex!

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wplatehunter

Kingr how did you like your lms 334 for ice fishing? I have one for my boat and was things about using it for ice fishing. Thanks for the info.

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kingr

I haven't used it yet. i bought it this spring for my boat and Russ gave me a good deal for the additional ice package. I will be using it on Saturday, and I'll report back then....It may get some getting used to I'm sure

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loadmaster

You will love the graph part. Every LOW will transfer over to an ice fishing package. I use mine on my boat as well for a front end locator. It works great If you could just buy the transdoucer without the carry case and arm etc it would work great Let me know I am thinking of giving LOW some feedback on the ice fishing package>>>later the load

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Northlander

Load go see Russ and get a Blue Box and mount it on there with a Johny Ray or Ram mount. May even be able to do it with just the boat plate . Then get a Vex float and stopper and your set.

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kingr

I like the bag carrying case. The vex float fits nicely inside the case as well.

To be continued...

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Northlander

Thats good news Kingr and thanks.

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