Vexilar FL-18 Review
- worth the money
- easy to use
- auto zoom function
- trouble with static
When you ice fish with a Vexilar FL-18 you will never ice fish again without sonar. It’s true what they say! I selected the FL-18 because its the first Vexilar model that allows you to split the screen. On the auto zoom function it shows you the bottom 6 feet of the lake on the left hand side of the screen and the full water column on the right hand side of the screen. My challenges so far have not been with my Vexilar but with enticing the fish to bite. I drill holes until I mark fish and structure which is easy with the Vexilar and then I just continue to switch baits until I trigger bites. I have found that with ice fishing timing is everything when the fish are being finicky. To catch more fish be on the ice at sunrise and at sunset! Have fun!
Ordered and received the unit just at the end of the ‘hard water’ fishing season (ice out a week later) but was able to use it twice with positive results. Sort of easy to use… it will take me a bit longer than 2 days to play with and try to understand it’s potential.
I have trouble with static, doesn’t always show clearly, and its not other vexilars, i have problems with it even when no one is around.
It’s a Great gizmo for finding fish, friend has one one step up and feel it’s worth the extra money.