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    Detecting light bites

    Thanks for the tips. I tried the spring bobber but still didn't see enough, the camera won't work because the water is just to staind. I'll have to try the Ice Buster bobbers. I always thought they were a gimmick but I'll have to look into them. I'm guessing it's not tough to trim these up? Any other tips are welcomed. Thanks again.
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    Fishing trip ends in nightmare...

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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    Detecting light bites

    Today we ran into some perch that were pretty much just sucking the jig in and you couldn't even feel the hit. I had a spring bobber but still could hardly detect the suck in of the jig. Any tips when this happens? Has anyone used a slip bobber with any effectiveness? I thought this way if they sucked the jig in it would take the weight off and maybe I would see the bobber rise just slightly. We are using really light jigs so I'm not sure if it would pull the bobber down enough. I marked lots of fish coming up to the jig but only caught 2. If I had a way to detect the jig getting sucked in that was better I would have had more success. Any help would be great. Thanks, Jeff
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    Tip-up line

    I use Power Pro moss green musky line. 80 lb test and the thin diameter. At first I wasn't sure but now I'm sold. You can use it off your musky poles and and then reuse again in the spring. I just re-lined my tipups and left it on my musky poles but I'm sure some might like the dual use.
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    Lowrance iFinder H20 C

    Did you get the H2O Color plus or the base model? I ordered the base model. Hopefully the other site you recommended will get them soon. I would imagine they would. Thanks and good luck playing with the new toy. I can't wait...a new LX-5 and when the H2O C arrives I'm set.
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    ice auger size

    I'm not trying to push any brand but I did own a 3HP Jiffy and man was that thing a tank. It weighs 45lbs. It was the newer one with the Stealth blades and I had to have the recoil repaired. Maybe just a bad one but if you go Jiffy you might want to go with the 2HP. Just my 2 pennies.
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    Amsoil Saber (stupid question)

    I couldn't find any Saber in a store near me so I logged on to amsoil's site and ordered (10) 1.5 oz pre-mix packs. On the site it doesn't say how much oil to use for 100-1 mix for a 1 gallon can but it does say I should use 2.6 oz for 1 gallon at 50-1. This is the stupid question...I should be able to use this 1.5 oz pack for the 100-1 mix. I know based on the above you would use 1.3 but I would guess the 1.5 would leave a little left in the pack so when I dump it in I would get close to the 1.3 oz. Just let me know if my thoughts are correct as I don't want to mix the wrong stuff with my Nils. Thanks.
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    Short Video Clip of the LX-5 in Action

    This video doesn't do the LX-5 justice. (not knocking the work Troy did) You really just need to see it in action to understand how much better it is than the older LX-3's.
  9. It's pretty much the same as old Marcums. They replaced the Orange with Green. It seems to make sense to me. You should be able to get a Marcum for under five hundred. I tested mine this weekend and although I didn't catch a fish the new colors are great. Much easier to read. I play more when I have a chance to use it in deeper water. The one thing I didn't like was there is no light to tell you if the IR is on. The LX-3 had one but the 5 doesn't. Pretty minor.
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    new lowrence H2O C

    Has anyone ordered from TigerGPS before. Just wondering how they are as far as getting things shipped in a reasonable amount of time. I know with the H2O color it isn't in stock but I don't want to order if I can find them at a retail store near here. Thanks.
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    Marcums in the store

    If anyone in WI near Appleton/Green Bay is interested the Sportsman in Appleton has at least 1 more LX-5. I picked mine up this AM. Looks like a real nice unit. Man that transducer is much larger than the LX-3. I guess with the dual cone it's to be expected.
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    Replacement batteries

    The Vex 9 amp batteries from Gander DO work in the LX-3.
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    Marcums in the store

    Has anyone actually found one of these in a store yet? I live in WI so if someone has found one here let me know.
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    Replacement batteries

    Gander has Vex 9 amp batteries that I think will work in the LX-3. I just bought one yesterday and haven't had a chance to see if it works. I'm thinking it does. Price is $20
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    One Ice Fishing Tip

    I thought it might be helpful if we just shared a few tips. I know I need all the help I can get but I'm sure I'm not the only one. My first tip might be fairl obvious but when I'm fishing pike I don't always set my bait right on the bottom I tend to use the upper portion of the water column. Yes it's a stupid tip but maybe one person can take something from it. Maybe others will join in.