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MarCum Fishfinders - Ice Fishing Flashers
Rated #1 by Ice Fishing Home - Good stuff here folks.">Vexilar FL 18 & FL 8
See what users are saying about these units and more. Ask your own questions here as well.

GPS Units-
"The U.S. government stopped intentionally downgrading Global Positioning System data at 8 p.m. ET Monday, [May 1, 2000] according to a White House announcement... The increased positioning accuracy will... make current devices 10 times more accurate than they are today."

"With 20 meter accuracy or better, hikers, campers, and hunters should be able to navigate their way through unmarked wilderness terrain with increased confidence and safety. Moreover, users will find that the accuracy of GPS exceeds the resolution of U.S. Geological Survey topographical quad maps."

Minnesota LakeMaps
Check out the ReelBottom maps. 101 lakes and GPS compatible.

Cabelas GPS Store

DeLorme, Garmin, Lowrance, and Magellan GPS
Choosing a popular recreational GPS receiver.

Garmin GPS Receiver
Feature comparison table

Lowrance GPS Receiver
Comparison chart.

Magellan GPS
310 and 315

Others & Accessories-

Batteries Plus

Cobra's FRS Tour
Two-way radio">Underwater Viewing Systems - Aqua-Vu - MarCum Discussion
See if they really are worth it? Ask your own questions.

Fish Finders, Depth Finders, Sonar-">MarCum or Vexilar? - Un biased discussion by experts and regular users alike.

Bottom Line

Eagle And Lowrance
Sonar and GPS Units and Accessories

Fishin’ Buddy 2255
Allows you to see both side and down views at the same time.

6" LCD fish finder.

LXi Sonar
#1 Hand-held sonar for ice fishing.

Strike Master PolarVision
Hand-held sonar for ice fishing.

Marine fish finder accessories.

Vexilar FL-8SLT

Vexilar FL8 Ice Combo
Cabelas Flasher

And accessories for this flasher fish finder.

Zercom Colorpoint
3-color flasher.

Zercom Color-Point

Underater Cameras-

Underwater Video System


Aqua-Vu Jr.


Build your own for less.

Underwater video camera.


What Are Those Fish Doing Down There?
It Isn't Always What You Think!
By Cory Schmidt

Ventured onto the ice yesterday at the mouth of a bay on a large lake with the Aqua Vu. What an eye opener!

For years we've heard how fish such as northerns chase away smaller panfish and even walleyes. And more amazing stuff yet! Well, I'm learning to keep a more open mind after this experience . . .

I began viewing individual members of a loose school of walleyes at about 3pm, fish in the 3 to 5lb range. Finally, I enticed an average walleye to eat my nils master baby jiggershad and immediately more walleyes began moving in (to check out the commotion?). Within the next half hour I'd estimate that there were 15 to 20 walleyes poking around in about a 30 foot radius. I saw two northerns together also, one about 2lbs and the other close to 10.

By dusk I had a flurry of crappie activity that lasted for about 15 minutes before the school moved off.

But at one point just at dusk I had mixed batches of perch, walleye, crappie and pike all co-mingling in the same area (seen on my camera).

Though none seemed to really be pursuing food except maybe the crappies, which I caught eight of. I ended up with three really dandy walleyes, too, which were released.

But a couple questions and observations. Does catching a fish in an area attract others, and why? I know smallmouths follow hooked fish, so why not walleyes?

How can we utilize this knowledge to increase our catch? I'll bet most of you can think of many ways-- especially with the precision of icefishing.

Finally, I now see that indeed, different fish species interact and don't chase each other away from areas in all cases. (several times i saw a northern virtually brush up against a walleye).

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