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  • WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    in reply to: storm lake #1569730

    I’ve heard about Adams Tackle before, but don’t know where it is, anyone enlighten me?

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    I went with Navionics for the same reason you listed, and haven’t been disappointed.

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    in reply to: Webster, SD #1571155

    We’ve stayed at Lynn Lake Lodge the last couple of years, and it’s outstanding. Highly recommended.

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    I set mine up as a half rack, quartered towards me upwind of my stand. I’ve really had a lot of luck with them. One other tip – don’t put scent directly on the decoy in case you decided to use it as the opposite sex the next time. I usually spray all my scents on the ground around the decoy, or on a scent wick upwind of the decoy, or both.

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    I know a guy that shot them this year. They performed flawlessly. Held it up next to my genuine Rage, no one could tell a difference.

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    Great video thanks for sharing.

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    It is a separate fee that might be printed on the same license as your hunting license. I wish someone could explain to me why they do it this way.

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    Quote by: prestonc

    I would love to know how you guys are setting up your helix for ice fishing. I used mine 1 time last year in flasher mode and hated it (jigging mode on and using the ice ducer). I have been playing with it a little this summer and think I’ll like the sonar mode with the RTS screen on the side this year. I do love it for GPS marked spots! The helix 5si is an awesome unit, but for summer a bigger screen helps a ton.

    What did you hate about it?

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    Quote by: ducks4me

    Helix 5 combo with the Navionics+ be a good choice? Again, really just need the gps to walk me to the structure. But willing to spend a little more to get a good unit that will zoom in and show me exactly where I am on the contour map.

    Ducks

    I think you’d be very satisfied with that.

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    I have decided to purchase a GPS for ice fishing. Just not sure on which one to get and am looking for some advice. I decided not to go with the Navionics App for my smart phone. So what I am looking for is a GPS unit that has good contour lake maps that can zoom in and show you that you are either on or not on a particular piece of structure. I started fishing a couple large Iowa lakes last couple of years and felt I was just wondering and hoping. Again, I only need it to help me locate the drops, humps, and other contours to put me on the spot. Accuracy needs to be pretty darn close. Is there a unit out there that will do this for me without costing me $1,000?

    Thanks Folks!!

    Ducks

    I use the same GPS?sonar unit year round. I just take it out of my boat and wire it to a 7amp hr battery for juice. Bought an ice-ducer for it and I’m all set.

    I use the GPS function to get me on my spot and the sonar function to fish with. Works extremely well for me.

    Exact same thing here, I have a Helix 5, works great for this purpose. Instead of spending $3-400 on a vexilar, and another $?hundred dollars on a GPS, I bought the ice transducer and a battery for under $100. Worked like a charm last year up at Waubay Lake in SD one morning last winter when we left from the launching point in the dark with lots of fog, drove right to our spot.

    Any chance you need a new finder for your boat? Might be a good option.

    I have the Helix 5 Di GPS and I am looking at getting the ice setup for it. I am really looking forward to using it on the ice. It will be interesting to compare it to my Marcum as well

    I have the Si GPS and couldn’t be happier. Wish in the summertime that I had the bigger screen, but couldn’t bring myself to spend the money on the bigger ones. With the ice fishing mode, it does everything my buddy’s Vexilar does and more.

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    Quote by: ducks4me

    I have decided to purchase a GPS for ice fishing. Just not sure on which one to get and am looking for some advice. I decided not to go with the Navionics App for my smart phone. So what I am looking for is a GPS unit that has good contour lake maps that can zoom in and show you that you are either on or not on a particular piece of structure. I started fishing a couple large Iowa lakes last couple of years and felt I was just wondering and hoping. Again, I only need it to help me locate the drops, humps, and other contours to put me on the spot. Accuracy needs to be pretty darn close. Is there a unit out there that will do this for me without costing me $1,000?

    Thanks Folks!!

    Ducks

    I use the same GPS?sonar unit year round. I just take it out of my boat and wire it to a 7amp hr battery for juice. Bought an ice-ducer for it and I’m all set.

    I use the GPS function to get me on my spot and the sonar function to fish with. Works extremely well for me.

    Exact same thing here, I have a Helix 5, works great for this purpose. Instead of spending $3-400 on a vexilar, and another $?hundred dollars on a GPS, I bought the ice transducer and a battery for under $100. Worked like a charm last year up at Waubay Lake in SD one morning last winter when we left from the launching point in the dark with lots of fog, drove right to our spot.

    Any chance you need a new finder for your boat? Might be a good option.

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    in reply to: IGLs walleyes #1578576

    How late is late?

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    in reply to: Fox #1578687

    Seeing (and hearing) a ton of Fox here in NW Iowa. Numbers keep going up every year.

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    The gills run around 7″, you occasionally get a big one, but that’s about standard. We went to the rock piles a couple of weeks ago to try for some walleyes, threw everything we had at them, no luck. I think it’s gonna take a little more cold weather before they get too active. Largemouth bass are big and plentiful, you can catch them pretty much anywhere, they are a blast. I’ve heard of some people getting a few crappies, but they’re kinda hit or miss.

    WidowmakerWidowmaker
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    You can catch bluegills pretty much all around the lake up close to shore right now. Vegetation is pretty much a non-issue now.

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