I had the same problem, did everything mentioned to remedy,with no result. I finally contacted hummingbird, and they were aware of the issue. They fixed it promptly at no cost.
I have three onix 10 SI/DI units had to run a 4th battery and charger to keep them going fishing all day, worse case sounds like you have helix 9 graphs on front and back, swap them and see if the issue moves or stays. my issue came after a couple of hours of fishing and then trying to crank the motor, graphs didn't like the voltage drop. Sounds like a battery issue, however most commonly the length or wire to the bow is longer than the dash, that would more likely affect the bow first. I did have an onix freeze up and i had to send it into humminbird.
battery issue.... helix dont like to get wired up with anything..even off the main dash fuses they do that too... run it by itself directly to the battery with its own wires that should fix ur issues...make sure ur batteries are at full charge weak battery causes that too..
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Took my gf and a buddy out tonight on the river above the lake. Mainly jigged crawlers and plastics on 1/4 ounce jigs. We caught a few of everything. Only a few walleyes but two were legals that went back to fight another day. Shallow water from 3-8 fow out of the current. Chartreuse and green/yellow/black combo jigs worked best. Water temp was 73 degrees. Beautiful night out on the river once the wind died down.
My locator on the dash won't turn on and stay on. Brand new Helix 9 SI KVD Series. Turns on but shuts off of freezes up before I even get past the "select operation mode" screen. If anyone has any idea what it could be, please PM me. The front Helix 9 sonar/gps combo works great. They are linked and powered through the same switch and battery.
Here's a pic of the new boat. If you see me, stop by and say hi!
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Don from Elgin, IL. and his friend Bob from Friendship booked a 5 hour trip on "Pete" for this morning. The wind was blowing 10-15 out of the SSW all morning. We jigged near timber in the 16-20 foot range with minnows and crawlers and soaked dead rods with big fat-heads. Trolled along the face of the dike to finish the morning out and boated over 40"shorties, 2 "keepers", 2 small mouth, 1 perch, 4 white bass, 1 flathead cat, and 2 channel cat.
Keep a tight line!!!
Jerry I have the 27-31 open at this time.
How's the green algae growth right now? I usually fish in the spring but looking to give it one more try before ice fishing. I have a few boards to pull but am relatively inexperienced with that and had problems with my flicker shads getting covered with algae from the bloom last time I was out. Any advice or water quality reports would be great. Feel free to message me if that's prefferred otherwise thanks and good luck out there!
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Robert and Robin from Wisconsin booked a morning trip with me on Petenwell Flowage.
We launched the boat from wilderness park @ 6:30 am and fished till noon today. Water temp was 73 in the early morning and around 76 when we left.
Like yesterday we started out fishing off halls point. White bass are thick for the first couple hours in the morning chasing minnows. 1/4 oz jig tipped with white twister. After 2 hours of casting for white bass and filling the live well we ran out on the main lake lake to finish out the trip.
We ended the day with 2 keeper eyes, 30 plus shorts,5 cats,3 goats and all the white bass you care to clean. Guys took home 70 to 80 white bass from 11 to 16 inches.
Guys looking to book a trip, I have the 25th,27th,28th,29th,30th and 31st open for the rest of the month.
Good luck,Be safe
"Dick" if Jesse said he was on "Petenwell" then he was fishing on Petenwell Flowage, or commonly referred to as "Pete". ( like Jerrys reference ). You might want to start a different thread for this " Pentenwell" that your talking about. Just saying..
Peace and Good fishing to all the stand- up guys that fish Pete and the Rock..