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anchor man

I have an older FL8 and have always noticed that the "blip" for my jig will disappear into the solid bottom color. I will then still be able to lower it another 10 inches or so until I can actually feel the jig hit the bottom. Is this just odler technology (without any zoom features), or is this a sign of it wearing out? It seems to happen in both soft and hard bottoms.

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92python

Give an example of the structure you are fishing.

It will do that if you are set up on a break or in moderate weeds no matter which flasher you use.

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anchor man

92python, that's a great point, I do typically fish a lot of drops in 15+ fow, so that makes perfect sense that I'm picking up the shallow edge of the cone and jigging further down the slope. I'll pay closer attention the next time I'm on a flat bottom and see how it works.

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18 inch Crappie

Do not feel bad I have a Fl-18 and the jig went down 3 feet into the bottom, did not think that was right so I busted out the camera and I was fishing the top of a mud flat so I knew there was no drop off. It was a crack in the bottom of the lake maybe 4' wide and 3 feet deep that went on for 200 yards or so. Kinda cool grin.gif

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Walterwontfalter

info on their website shows that the cone reads bottom as the first place the cone touches on the bottom so a sloped bottom, even slightly will have several inches, depending on the slope, where fish could be but may not show up on the readout.

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