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3/23/18 @ 3:39 PM
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IceFishBaby
User since 11/26/01

Looking for not only portable but also can mount to a canoe that you don't own and holds battery decent.  Weight a factor with portages.  Don't need fancy-color, gps, or other.  Mainly for deep lakes spotting lake trout and taking depth.  

Anyone have a few suggestions that may fit the bill.  

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3/29/18 @ 7:48 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
3/29/18 @ 11:40 AM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER since 2/16/04

I'm thinking maps weigh less than batteries. Sometimes paring down your stuff to the bare minimum is the way to go on a canoe trip. There was always "that guy" with the heaviest personal pack complaining when told to carry some group gear, like; "If I carry the tent, will you take the cook kit?" For bass, fish visible shallow structure. For walleye, fish moving water in low light situations. For pike and lakers drag a larger deep diving plug thru the depths by steep hills or cliffs. Use your two piece "beater" rod ,not your new graphite seven footer. On BWCA the fish have never jumped in the boat for my friends but paddling the area is always a blast. Have fun and remember, when you have to carry all your stuff and a canoe on your shoulders, less stuff is way more fun.

3/27/18 @ 2:47 PM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

If you are using the smaller locator batteries, you may want to bring 2 or only turn on the unit when you absolutely need it. One of those batteries will not last the entire trip.

As far as mounting the transducer, just unscrew your transducer off your transom and mount it on a piece of 1 x 2 about 18 " long.  Use a C clamp to clamp the wood strip to the side of the canoe.  I haven't had good luck with the suction cup mounts.

3/26/18 @ 8:44 AM
IceFishBaby
User since 11/26/01

Did like you said-hope the battery lasts a long time.  May charge the battery-run the machine to get an idea of time.  Used a portable icefishing type 12 v battery.  Need to get a suction cup mount, then ready.

3/23/18 @ 9:57 PM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

You can make any locator portable by mounting the transducer on a 1x2 strip of wood and C clamping it to the hull.  I always mounted the unit on a small battery box with a smaller 12 volt battery.


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