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How far do you guys put the ice ducer down the hole? Below the bottom of the ice a few inches or right at the bottom? Any tricks to keep the fish from being tangled in cable? Thanks.

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If I'm in a hard side shack I hang the ducer on the side of the hole and put it down just far enough below the ice so that its hangs straight. That seems to help with getting tangled but you still end up having to pull the ducer up from time to time. Just be sure to move the cord once in a while so that it doesn't freeze in.

If I'm outside or in my Otter I'll drill a hole for the flasher. I'll center the ducer in the hole and again the ducer should be just below the bottom of the ice.

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Yup, What ST said.

In the portable I drill 2 holes that end up looking like an 8. Top hole gets the transducer.

Transducer goes just below the ice. Make sure it is hanging flat and level.

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I often just hang mine in the middle of the hole that I am fishing and then have it be about 1" above the bottom of the ice.. There are many ways to do it, none of them are really wrong.. Just have it down far enough so that you are not getting clutter from bouncing off the ice.

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I only drop my transducer far enough in the hole to get a good reading on my jig and to not get a bunch of interference off the ice ---- usually the bottom of the transducer is above the bottom of the ice by an inch or two. And I try to keep the transducer and cord next to the edge of the hole. If the fish cooperate I don't pull the transducer out, but if I have to pull it out there's not that much cord out there and it's a lot easier to do.

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