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Title: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: Lupi151 on Jun 18, 2021, 09:01 PM
Looking at buying a new unit this year. For the people that fish Oneida Lake is a sonar unit really worth it? I'm kind of torn between the Vexilar FLX 28 and the Marcum Mx7GPS. Any input is appreciated!! :icefish:
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 19, 2021, 06:22 AM
 I spent a lot of my ice time on Oneida
 For what itís worth I Fish with a marcum lx7li and a helix 5 , but I find myself  using the huminbird 80% of the time , , flashers work just fine itís just a personal preference of what is comfortable for you
 For mapping I use a handheld , just because I go back woods to trout fish
 seldom do i fish to 40í
 Hope this helps
 
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: primepin65 on Jun 22, 2021, 08:29 AM
I fished Oneida for the first time last winter and absolutely would not have caught a single fish if it wasn't for my flasher. I have a Marcum LX5 currently, but I'm looking to upgrade to a newer sonar with GPS built in. I feel like having the GPS with a lake map chip on a big lake can help you find underwater features faster than guys like me that only have a "traditional" style flasher, plus you can mark spots that you caught fish and easily return to the same spot the next day/trip. Some guys use their phone with the lakes loaded on to mark way points and help find their way back if visibility stinks.
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: filetandrelease on Jun 22, 2021, 01:13 PM

 For the price of a FLX28 which is a nice unit , you can buy a nice graph with mapping have flasher mode for a lot less and go from ice to boat , with cash left over for other toys , just a thought
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jun 22, 2021, 01:33 PM
For the price of a FLX28 which is a nice unit , you can buy a nice graph with mapping have flasher mode for a lot less and go from ice to boat , with cash left over for other toys , just a thought

 Thatís my next step. ;)
Which one do you recommend old wise one.... 
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: ship of fools on Jun 22, 2021, 01:48 PM
Thatís my next step. ;)
Which one do you recommend old wise one....

I bought a Garmin UHD 73SV (side view) with the new GT 56 Transducer. You can get it with the GT54 for $449 which is a great deal. You can add Panoptix if you want or the GHT10 Ice Transducer. I haven't done it yet but I'm seriously thinking of selling my beloved Vex FL20 and using just the Garmin.
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: ship of fools on Jun 22, 2021, 01:50 PM
As far as the original question absolutely it's a game changer and basically any unit will do in water as shallow as you'll be fishing on Oneida.
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: Lupi151 on Jul 06, 2021, 02:02 AM
Thanks guys for your input!!!
Title: Re: Flasher/Sonar for Oneida Lake
Post by: mcully on Jul 20, 2021, 09:29 AM
100% a positive to have on Oneida and just get navionics on your phone which I also use on my boat while using full screen sonar. Make, model, flasher, sonar doesn't matter as long as you can mark fish and your bait of choice down to a dot with spikes.