Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
jeffyo45

Marcum LX-1 Question

4 posts in this topic

I have an LX-1 that I bought brand new I think 4-5 years ago. I love it and have never had any problems with it. I have always been able to read even the smallest of panfish jigs in 40 feet of water with the gain turned to just above 2. This year for some reason I have been having to turn the gain up into the 5-6 range if I am fishing in anything over 15 feet of water. My question, is this most likely a transducer that is going bad or a battery problem? It gets used a fair amount during the winter but like I said I have never had a problem with either the battery or the transducer. Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sounds like a transducer problem at first. You may have some scratches on the bottom or its just going bad. Before you purchase a new one, if you have a spare battery or know someone who has a good one, try using that first to see if that path is your problem. You could also contact Marcum customer service and see what they have to say. Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like KDawg says.. try a new battery first.. one can never have enough back up batteries.. If you still feel its not kicking out the same power it once had, You may need a new ducer...

Does the bottom of your ducer have any major dings or scratches on it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's not the battery it could be the transducer or the powerhead. Talk to Marcum, they'll fix it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Vexilar
      I found fish on Friday like the old days it was a lot of fun but I decided not to deal with the slush and the sled on Sat.  I heard that may of been a good decision because I heard people burning out their sleds in the slush, running them wide open just to barely move.     Nothing like sledding in a rain storm, I guess to find them it has to be painful.
    • Cret Jigs
      HI ... I was out on a Lake Saturday Morning and two guys I noticed were catching nice Crappies hole hopping with electronics of coarse.  Finally after a bit from a semi far distance (far enough to not be able to see color but know it was the vertical spoon ones) I asked what they were using as they were packing up.  "Forage minnows no bait" one said.   So my question/s is?   Has any one fished Crappies with these?  I am a pug bug plastics guy here for Pan fish.  What particular colors has anyone had success with?   I am assuming the smaller spoon but I see they come with treble hook and or single hook?   Bob
    • Vexilar
      Thank you for the zip code, for the last 3 years I lose the tailgator reception at night around 8 I never know what zip code to try I sure hope it works.  All day everything is fine, evening comes I lose signal.  
    • Borch
      I used the thumbnail method with all but the heavier split rigs.  If you're doing a bunch it gets sore.  I then use a small eye glass screw driver.  Once I get it started to remove the old one I slip the new one in behind it.  One falls off and the other on.   Careful, those small trebles are hard to hang onto and sticky sharp.
    • ozzie
      really neat to see the lake from the aerial view!  Cool to see all the roads and the paths out there.  Kinda fun to look at the road systems and name what resort they are from...