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Hey guys,

I was out on fosters today and have just purchased a Marcum LX-1

It was picking up the bottom fine at about 19ft but whenever I turned the gain up high enough to see my jig for 10 ft to the bottom it was all yellow and red so once my jig got below 10ft it blended in. Is this a problem with my flasher, or was it a school of bait fish, or am I using the flasher wrong.

Any ideas woudl be great, thanks.

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Just guessing but maybe you were over a weed clump. Did it do that all over or just in one area?

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Next time check in other holes at other depths.

There are weeds all over Fosters, but I havn't found the exact scenario you described. Fish / Bait fish are possible, but they would come and go as opposed to just staying there the whole time.

It could have been a steep drop-off where below 10ft, your lure went into the flashers dead-zone.

It could have been interference from another close-by flasher unit.

Sometimes a soft mud bottom will read yellow, but only for a foot or sometimes two.

The gain is a touchy button and if its set too high, it can pickup particles (and all sorts of wacky stuff) in the water that you can't even see with the naked eye. I don't believe I've ever fished with my gain above 5-6.

Good Luck

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Did you have any luck today? I just got back from fosters myself. I was on the south side. I only fished a couple of hours. I caught 2 small trout. Bite was slow.


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At 19 feet this should show the bottom and the jig thru the weeds (the yellow mass). As Tyler stated, the gain is touchy and you were likely using too much.

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Good to hear you caught some fish today. I'll be back in "full-force" fishing mode next week. Looking forward to it.

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