good locator for deep water trout

12/14/14 @ 5:59 AM
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**whiskers**
**whiskers**
USER since 12/19/05
What is a your go to fish locator for deep water fishing for lake trout in water that is 100 ft. to 150 ft.? Wanting to buy one that shows jig good and fish. Thanks for any comments.
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12/16/14 @ 8:36 AM
ajs
ajs
USER since 12/19/01
In waters as deep as 120ft A simple fl8-se Works well for me. Beyond that fl-18 deep or the fl-20 are what i have experience with. Size and style of the lure are big factors. I fish lake superior and we fish lakers from 60 to 200 plus f.o.w.With lures from .5ounce up to 3 ounces. It is hard to beat the tried and true vexilar. Also switching to a narrower cone angle on your transducer helps in deep water 9 or 12 degrees seem to be best. I am sure there are many other locators that work well on the market. These are the ones i know and have used.

Ajs

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12/15/14 @ 6:49 PM
1234567890
1234567890
USER since 10/5/05
I have an ICE-55 and I usually lose sight of my bait at between 120-130 ft down depending on how big of a lure I'm using. Down to 150 FOW I can still see fish clearly and watch how they respond, just can't see the lure. At 110-120 I can still see a 1/8 oz pimple, so it's pretty good until the 120+ range. This works for me, but I honestly expected better.

I asked around a lot last year how well people could see in the 120-150 ft range, but never really got an answer. So I also am curious to hear what people think the best locator is for up to 150 ft.

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