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I have a crestliner 1850 fishhawk with a lowrance 125 X mounted at the console. Currently I fish out of the back of the boat because I have no graph in the front. My preference would be to fish out of the bow. My question is, what type of sonar should I put on the front of the boat, a flasher (vexilar) or another graph. I do some ice fishing so a vexilar that is removable would come in handy during the winter months, but I don't really know how to use them yet or even if I would like how they work.

However, it would be nice to move my lowrance up to the bow and get a better graph (with gps) at the helm. Any thoughts based on past experience with boats or on the pro's and cons of a flasher vs. another grapher with gps?

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I use both in both locations. On the console, I get instant depth readings at speed with the flasher, and I can get a bottom contour recording with the graph. On the bow, I can stay on a breakline with out moving around a lot with the flasher, and I can fish at the level of suspended fish better with the graph.

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Personally, I would rather have a graph up front at the bow with me.  However, in regards to a vexilar and ice fishing.  I am not sure if you've ever used one ice fishing, but they are a great fishing tool on the ice.  If you do a lot of ice fishing, you could definitely benefit by buying a vex and using it both in the boat and on the ice.

I have had a vex for 3 years, and I don't even like letting my friends use it for 5 minutes when I'm ice fishing because it feels like I am fishing blind.  I don't think it is quite as helpful on soft water, but it would work well if you know how to use it.

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