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NW angler

Marcum lx3 soft water

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I am interested in using my lx3 for open water. What are your thoughts about simple ways to do this in a boat. I am not thinking about mounting it just wondering how it can be used off the side of a boat. Is it practical? Do you have a hard time locating your lure? Thanks for your thoughts.

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efgh

If you are fishing in a alu. boat set the transducer directly on the alu. bottom, spill a little water on the spot where the trans. sets. I use ed my FL-18 like this a lot.

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Big-Al

I plan on using mine in the boat also. I am going to install the high speed transducer and mount it on the console. I'm thinking that it will outdo the graph when it comes to vertical jigging for eyes.

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NW angler

efgh. When you do this, can you fish like you do through ice, watching your lure or are you mainly using it like a fish finder?

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fisherdog19

I've used mine over the side of the boat, and had a boat with the high speed transducer. Unless you are using an ice fishing rod with the ice pack and transducer over the side, or fishing 25+ feet of water (so that the cone angle can get large enough) it is very hard, and uncomfortable to pick up your jig while fishing with a long rod. Same goes with the high speed transducer. It does however, work will with both types of ducers for marking fish, depth, and bottom density.

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Paul Waldowski

I have my LX-3 mounted on the bow of my boat with the ducer mounted on the bottom of my bow mounted trolling motor. I will often "hover" and vertical jig a spot. Works great and is just like ice fishing.

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riverrat56

Do you just use the Ice Ducer on the bottom of your trolling motor?

I would imagion you need to get some type of cord extension then being it is so short?

If I were to buy a high speed ducer and since I have no bow mount trolling motor to mount a ducer on would I be able to pick up my jig when say anchored over a spot or slowly drifting?

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Paul Waldowski

Nope,

Marcum makes a puck style transcducer that works universally with any lX-3 or LX-5 unit that mounts under a trolling motor

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hitthebricks

Paul, I have the same setup with my LX5, but I get a lot of extra signal when the trolling motor is on. Do you have any similar problems? HTB

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knoppers

I also have the LX3 on the bow, and put the ducer on the trolling motor, which is very simple, all you need are tie straps. I have had many units on my bow, but the LX3 is by far the best. its the same unit I use for ice fishing, so it gets used well.

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Giant_Jackpot

Hey Bricks,

Are you running the flasher from the trolling motor battery? If so, I would move the power for the flasher to a different power source.

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Big-Al

I had thought about mounting the transducer on the trolling motor, but I think I may mount it on the transom. That way I can do some searching without deploying the electric. Anyone have pros and cons either way?

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