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Glow in the Dark Fish Marker Buoy

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Get yourself some reflective tape and use that. You'll have an idea where you dropped it so you can simply shine a light in the general direction and you'll see them. This way if there is boat traffic everyone and their brother wont gather around your boueys. Might want to place some super glue under tape as it does peel off after a while as the water wares off the tackyness of your tape.

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Put some string on a lighted bobber. We put 4 of them out to mark a odd shaped bar that we wanted to troll plugs around and it worked great. It took a couple of passes to get it down but when we were able to start ticking the weeds we got some real nice fish.

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How about using your gps? If a person has a gps there really is no reason to throw a marker, all those dang markers do is attract other boats...

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The GPS vs marker issue has been discussed previously. Unfortunately a GPS will not get you consistently as close as a series of markers will.

If you don't believe this, run your own tests by throwing out a series of markers (the more the better). Then turn around, place your cap down so you can't see the markers and then steer along the GPS track. Have a buddy watch the markers while you follow your GPS track and see which one brings you closest to the pattern you laid out.

You will find your GPS is also more accurate at certain times then others.

Another issue is if you are using a hand held unit like a H2Oc with a Navionics chip you can only zoom in to 1/8 mile.

Now having said all of this, you may find that your GPS is accurate enough combined with your sonar to follow close to the pattern, but there again it can vary in accuracy at any given moment.

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