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irishwalleye

Marcum LX3tc -- target separation

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After two years I finally found a situation where my flasher was all but useless. Mille Lacs -- 24 FOW -- rocky bottom -- zoom mode.

If it wasnt for the camera I also brought I wouldnt have known that there were fish willing to bite within 1 foot of the bottom. My bait just disappeared no matter what I tried with the flasher.

Made it really difficult --

has this happened to anyone else/any suggestions?

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sharp drop off will cause that or maybe there was one big rock down there that the signal was hitting. Did you try other holes?

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Thats my guess drop off or structure like a rock pile. What did you find on the bottom with the camera.

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Same thing has happened to me it turns out, putting the camera down, it was a really steep incline so the signal was bouncing off that instead of showing where the bottom was.

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I was fishing such sharp break on Sat that even the narrow beam of my LX-5 was still picking up the slope shocked

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Yep- any large rock, or drop off on a wide beam transeducer will do that... Hence why the LX-5 is a good upgrade... even with a narrow beam as DTRO stated, you can miss the bottom..

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Thanks guys -- I feel better already.

There were quite a few rocks and some did look a little bigger so, yes, I would have to agree that the signal was bouncing of the larger rocks and therefore not getting the "true" bottom.

Like I said - it was a first and wouldn't have been a problem if the fish were a little more aggressive and actually moved off of the bottom rather than having to drop it on their noses.

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I was getting frustrated on tuesday fishing . my vex was doing the same thing but i was on a 9-18 ft drop off in 7ft of distance couldn't understand why i could drop my jigs down past what the bottom mark was on the vex. when i got home i realized the issue.I was putting on my s cable and wondering if it was because i was to shallow...?? but it was just the cone angle reading the highest point of bottom structure.

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