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FL 8 question


broncosguy711

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I was on the Vexilar sight and it stated my jig should be green. but my question is that my jig (angel eye or small crappie jig) are orange on the depth finder not green? This was on Upper Red when I was fishing does depth make a difference? how do I fix that? or is this a situation that the brushes need cleaning I see in another post?

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Broncs

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You are supposed to adjust your gain so that your bait appears green and the fish are red/orange. The more your gain is up, the stronger the signal on the bait will be. Just turn your gain down a bit. Good luck

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The shallower you fish the stronger the signal of your lure will be. Turn your gain down as much as possible. There will be times when shallow you will get a orange to your lures with the FL-8. I think they make a shallow filter or something for them still.

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oh ok. So now I am thinking if my lure is orange. makes a perch look red and real big? will try to get out and see if there is anything I can do. Maybe clean the brushes?

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what degree transducer are you using? If you have a 12 or even 9 degree this will happen. I just bought a new 8se and i have my gain turned down to 0 and the jigs show up as a real wide green band but i am using a 12 degree ducer. I bought an S cable which is supposed to cut the power in half and should help.

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If im fishing very shallow water,say less than 10 feet,Ill put my s-cable from Aqua-view on and that seems to really help when that shallow.I think its about 20 clams,and made for the shallow fishing.

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Go to Vexilars web page,click on Articles and how to tips and then click on S is for suppression and read.This is what a rep at the ice show told me to buy and use when im in less than 10 feet and some other cases.I would call and talk to them,but it worked for me.

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In shallow water (less than 10 feet) an S-cable helps a lot... it really clears up your screen if it seems you can't adjust the sensitivity low enough...

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