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
riverwalker

Showdown fishfinder??? Whatta crock

10 posts in this topic

Has anyone had any trouble with theirs? I got one Friday and took it to the forest lake tour and it was all scrambled from interference....So much for 10 levels of reduction....completely messed up the workings of the unit...would read 236ft, 2.8...59...etc... Then took it to a small lake on the way home to test it with zero interference and by a solo marcum unit.....I could not even get my jig on the thing...tried every setting imaginable...Could see fish, but had to have the gain all the way up....Maybe I have a bad unit, but has anyone else had any problems with theirs...I am just going to return it and go with a vex or marcum.....I give up on this showdown thing....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry to hear that man. Thanks for the report though i was strongly considering picking one up till now. I think ill just stick with my gut and go with the fl 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

to see what they can do for you.I don't have a Showdown, so I am not versed as to any issues with this unit. Many here at FM.com have posted that Aqua Vu's customer service is top notch, so I would call them first,or email them.

Understand that with hundreds of flashers/locators putting out signals in such a confined area,interference is going to be an issue with most electronics.There have been other threads addressing flasher usage at contests, if you want more info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well in my efforts to email and call the nature vision people, who still have yet to return my call, or email, which they said they would in the order it was received, or whatever the answering machine lady said.."I am not bashing them in any way"..I guess my message is still in limbo. Or unless they are the only people besides the state and feds who actually got today as a holiday..wish i was one...lol....anyways..my ADD kicked in and I couldn't wait any longer. So I went and returned it where I bought it and the guys were great as they always are. So I saw a nice little vexilar fl-8-slt under the glass in their shop and found it a new home. Thanks to the guys who helped me out with my little showdown problem. I will be by to get some bait tomorrow before I go try it out....And to the question of interference I have firmly believed that I just got a faulty one that had a bad "ducer" on it. It happens....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At those events just about every unit is jumbled. When I was at gull I had a little interference but all the Vexs and others were scrambled.

Not a situation that I would judge most unit's performance on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exactly. I had to shut my flasher down at the Brainerd contest(Gull). No reason to keep it on with all the interference.But I am not going to chuck my Vex in the trash because of it,either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Originally Posted By: riverwalker
Or unless they are the only people besides the state and feds who actually got today as a holiday..wish i was one...lol

Yep, I wasn't going to complain at all for getting paid to be at home yesterday. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it's now Wednesday night and yet no email or call back from the nature vision people. Well since it doesn't matter now anyways, it still would have been nice to hear from a company that you invested a couple hundred dollars into. But oh well, its gone and I tried out the vex yesterday and got fish. Guess it was a good day.

"Not a situation that I would judge most unit's performance on."

Wasn't trying for a great situation at the tourney, but the conditions were perfect for the trial at the lake on the way home....Really thought it was going to be a good product...still bummed by it....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think that your subject line was right on these units. Nature Vision had a model last year that was nearly the exact same called the VPG, I work retail and nearly every unit was returned. They changed the name this year, and I heard that they were still a pile of [PoorWordUsage]. The Nature Vision customer service is very good however, its nice to have a company like that based in Minnesota.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My son purchased a Genz Stik from a local store and when he got home he realized one of the screws on the reel was missing. He called the store and was told that they did not have another in stock. I called Nature Vision and it did take two days for them to return my call. After explaining the situation and my only request was could they send the missing screw they said they would send the entire reel, brand new. The new reel arrived two days later, postage paid. She also told me that even though this is a Genz endorsed product it is made in China. Thats why they couldn't send just the screw, they didn have any. Not knockiing the Genz products, I have several and they are good rods. Too bad though about your experiance with the electronics. Bill

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

    • AlwaysFishing23
      Buddy and I went out yesterday around noon. Fished for a few hours was a little windy but not to bad. Only got a small largemouth and one decent gill. Only fished for 2-3 hours tried all over the small lake we were on. Ooh well still nice to finnaly get out. Planning on taking the yak out on opener do a bass/pike/ walleye trip so exited for that. Few nice gills you got there rick!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Any reports? I know there was a lot of people out there. The boomsite access was already 3/4 full when I drove by at 5 AM. I'm thinking about going out of blufflands park on Friday. 
    • Rick G
    • Rick G
      Kinda cold and windy yesterday. Fish really didn't seem to mind though. Finding ggod sized fish was the goal for the afternoon. Started off in a feeding bay that has a section of deeper water in it. This deeper water is where I found all my fish. Crappies were holding tight to the weed cover around the hole, while gills were closer to the surface. It wasn't fast fishing by any means, still I managed to find some real quality pannies
    • CigarGuy
      I have two Vexilar transducers.    1) Thru hull/trolling motor- used.  From FL8 2) New never used, high speed.       I looked on Vexilar's site, The one's they sell say FL8 or FL18.  Checked FAQ and they look like they are interchangeable with other models???  Can text pictures-what do you have?