Can I use My Ice Fishing Flasher On A Boat In Open Water?
Can I use my Ice Fishing Flasher on a boat? I have a Vexilar FLX-28 ice fishing flasher and recently picked up a Jon boat I plan on converting to a nice fishing boat this winter. I am just curious if I can mount and utilize my ice fishing flasher on a boat on open water. I understand I will have to be stationary and only vertically jigging to see anything but I have a lot of things to buy for this boat so right now I am on a budget. I figure it might be better than nothing for the time being. I can mount it and create a transducer mount that would drop the transducer over the side of the boat. This would be for jigging for panfish but If the water is deep enough it would work when jigging for trout as well. The back of the ice flasher has a standard transducer port so there's a chance another boat specific transducer might work right? I'm just tossing around ideas but I think in theory it will at least let me know the depth and the bottom conditions. The Ice Flasher is a Vexilar FLX-28. It reads down to 300' and has a low power mode for very shallow water. The detail and brightness on the display is second to none and the accuracy of this unit is dialed. I absolutely love it which is why I'd like to play with it in the summer on my new boat if possible. Has anyone used their ice fishing flasher on a boat before? If so, I would love to hear about your experience. Thanks Dock Line Forum! Here is a pic of the unit if you are not familiar.