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12 or 19 deg ducer ?

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I'm thinking of getting a new vex , either a 8 or a 12 but what transducer should I have ? I mainly fish 10-20 feet of water, my 16 year old fl 8 has a19 . 

Will i I notice the difference between them . I see the 12 comes with a 12 deg and wonder if that's not good for 10 feet 

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I'm thinking of getting a new vex , either a 8 or a 12 but what transducer should I have ? I mainly fish 10-20 feet of water, my 16 year old fl 8 has a19 . 

Will i I notice the difference between them . I see the 12 comes with a 12 deg and wonder if that's not good for 10 feet 

I think they come in 9-12-19. If your going to fish mostly sallower water a 19 will give you a bigger cone. One thing some people don't like with a 19 when you do fish with two guys in a house and a little deeper water you get to watch the other guy jigging whice can be a pain at times. I like a 12 but fish around 25-30' feet for Walleyes most of the time.

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Maybe this will be helpful. If I did it right, in 10' of water...

A 9 degree cone will "see" about a 19" diameter area on the bottom. 

A 12 degree cone will "see" about a 25" diameter area on the bottom.

A 19 degree cone will "see" about a 40" diameter area on the bottom.

Double the depth and double the area "seen."

Also note that it is possible for the sonar unit to detect objects outside this cone but it depends a lot on the object's ability to reflect the signal. Vexilar's page talks about this.

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This is from Vexilar page

AREA OF COVERAGE

DEPTH89121920
101.41.62.23.43.5
202.83.24.36.76.9
304.24.76.310.010.6
405.66.38.413.414.1
507.07.910.616.717.6
608.49.412.620.021.2
709.411.014.723.424.7
8011.212.616.826.828.2
9012.614.220.030.131.7
10014.015.721.033.535.3
12016.818.925.240.242.3
15021.023.631.550.252.9

- See more at: http://www.vexilar.com/blog/2014/08/28/choosing-a-transducer-beam-angle#sthash.HDpaPnto.dpuf

 

 

That sounds minimal but I have a FLX 28 with the 9 degree Proview. I'm biting the bullet for $89 and getting a 12 degree, it's a huge difference in the real world. 

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I'm thinking of getting a new vex , either a 8 or a 12 but what transducer should I have ? I mainly fish 10-20 feet of water, my 16 year old fl 8 has a19 . 

Will i I notice the difference between them . I see the 12 comes with a 12 deg and wonder if that's not good for 10 feet 

I run a 12 degree and to me, it's a great all-around transducer. I fish all depths, but not often under 10', unless it's late ice and I'm sight fishing. If 10-20' is mostly the depth range you'll be fishing, you would be okay with the 19 degree. However, if you start fishing deeper than that with the 19 degree, you will begin to see more 'noise'. This is because as you fish deeper, the transducer will begin to pick up more of the water column laterally as well as vertically.

Edited by Drewski

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Thanks for the info guys . I think the 12 deg  would be fine every now and then I fish 30-45 feet and it would help and should be fine in 10-15 foot range too

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