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$500 Locator Soft Water And Ice

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DoubleLiver

I do a fly in every year and a little ice fishing.  May be fishing out of my 14 footer on small lakes too.  Looking for a color graph with flasher and gps as well.   Any advice/experience with a unit in the $500 neighborhood?

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BriGuy88

I would suggest you look at the Humminbird Helix 5.  I've been using it for the past couple of years for both ice and open water.  Just swap between my boat and a blue Genz box as the season changes.  Compact and responsive and the ice mode has been fantastic. 

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DoubleLiver

Thank you.

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delcecchi

All three brands, Lowrance, Bird, Garmin, make units you might be happy with.    Some come with maps included.  Good sales at various times, especially fall and spring.   

 

If they don't have the simulated flasher circle display, they all have the bar on the right side that shows the real time return.  

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    • delcecchi
      For Vermilion, the Lowrance lake insight data is identical to Lakemaster, 3 foot contours.
    • delcecchi
      Maybe you should check the various sites that sell mapping stuff?   What is the Lowrance offering?   Is there a different Navionics choice?
    • Bucketcastle
      You're correct trumy.  I just posted this on that page.  Thank you.
    • Bucketcastle
      Hi everyone, I will be heading to Echo Lake, in the superior national Forest, the middle of June.  Never been there, but the small amount I found on this site says it's a good fishing lake.  Does anyone have past experience on this lake?  I'm targeting walleye mostly, but Pike and crappie are always on my menu.  Are there any lure colors that have worked well for you?  I'm mostly a live bait fisherman.  Any presentations that worked well?  Any advice will be greatly appreciated with this lake, and I will report back how it went/what worked.  Thank you everyone.
    • trumy
      The echo I'm thinking of is by crane lake that's where I would post my questions 
    • mulefarm
      Any action out there today?
    • Borch
      May want to post this in the BWCA, Duluth.... regional forum.  You may get more responses there as that's the area the lake is in.   Goid Luck!
    • Mike89
      sad world, no one's word is any good any more cause of the bad ones..............................
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    • Bucketcastle
      Hi everyone, I will be heading to Echo Lake, in the superior national Forest, the middle of June.  Never been there, but the small amount I found on this site says it's a good fishing lake.  Does anyone have past experience on this lake?  I'm targeting walleye mostly, but Pike and crappie are always on my menu.  Are there any lure colors that have worked well for you?  I'm mostly a live bait fisherman.  Any presentations that worked well?  Any advice will be greatly appreciated with this lake, and I will report back how it went/what worked.  Thank you everyone.