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Humminbird Smart Cast?

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Has anyone tried one of these yet? I was thinking of using one of these ice fishing. They make a portable one with a carrying case and floating, wireless transducer. Just wondering how they work and if they are easy interfeared with by other depth finders such as: vex, marcum, etc. Let me know what you know or think. Oh they are realtively reasonable at $160 (if they work).

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SCCO:I have the original SmartCAST and used it on the Ice, works Great!! I didn't have the trouble with the cord or float like before. Also you can put the screen anyhwhere in the shack without loosing the signal.. "Try it, you'll like it" ....Kaz

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I'm still looking for any input on the Humminbird smart cast. I read that you aren't to use it ice fishing, or in cold temps, but I was wondering if people use them in ice houses. Since the house is heated the cold wouldn't be a problem. Any info help would be greatly appreciated.

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I understand that the Vexilar, Marcum is the best for ice fishing. I'm just wondering if this is a cheaper alternative, for shack fishing. All I want is something to give me depths, and show if some thing swims by. I spent alot of money on my GPS, so $300 is not an option. I am simply wondering if anyone has used these ice fishing in shack before, and if they work. Any info is greatlt appreciated.

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SCCO and Husker: I never tried threw the ice, as I have the Flashlight one. I don't think it would work though, because the transducer doesn't have a flat bottom. As for using them for Ice Fishing, well I use mine in the heated house were the temp is 70 or so, I have the thermostat set there and it's pretty stable. The main concern is that if it gets real cold, the liquid crystal display may crack. I have a LCD on one of my radios, but it never had any problems except it is very slow to respond when really cold. I'd try it....Kaz

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