Well the good news is I took the family out today for the first time this year and we managed to land a few nice fish. No monsters, but a few bows that were 18-20 inches. The bad news is I took out my new Marcum VX-1 Pro flasher and it stopped working about 5 minutes into the trip. When I first got out there it was working great. I could even see the bottom and fish through the ice before I drilled the holes. After I drilled my holes I set up the marcum in a hole and immediately started marking fish on the sonar. My son asked me to drill a hole right next to mine so that he could see his lure on the sonar too. While I was drilling the hole my son said the flasher started acting weird and showing lines all over the screen. After that the flasher wouldn't work. I tried adjusting the gain. I tried wiping off the transducer. I tried lowering the transducer to another depth. I tried adjusting the interference button. But every time I turned the flasher on and off the bottom would disappear after about 3-5 seconds. I am curious if anyone has any idea what's wrong with it? I am going to call the company tomorrow. I have a warranty on it, but I am just wondering if anyone knows what's happened to it. Does running an auger nearby cause some type of electrical damage?
Anyhow, here is a pic of some of the fish we caught.