ok, blind jigging. Get a flat spring bobber & attach it to the rod.Tie the jig on,add a weight 14" up from the jig. It will be about 1 cranks worth on the reel.Drop the jig to the bottom,you'll notice the line goes limp when you hit the bottom. Then give the reel 1 crank,at this point your jig is just off of the bottom.You'll see the spring bounce when you get to the weight.Give it 1 more crank slowly.You are now 14" off of the bottom.Hold it there (still) for 10 seconds.Nothing,come up another crank& repeat the hold watching the spring the whole time.Nothing come up anther crank repeat the hold.Nothing come up another crank & repeat the hold.Depending on how deep it is you may come up 6-8 cranks. Once you get a fish come back to the same # of cranks for the next fish.Note,if the spring makes any movement you set the hook. If you do not get anything MOVE to a different spot.There's no fish there. Good luck, oh perch will hit it within 2 cranks from the bottom.
If I could have found a vexilar for $80 i would have gone that route instead. But I bought what I could afford. I am working on saving up for a Marcum VX-1 they run $199 right now. For now the camera should help me find fish.
What a steal of a deal for the camera. It looks like I'm able to get a deal on Vexilar locators as director of Ice Catchers.I'd be willing to give you a deal on my FL-8.I'd not buy a Marcum.I've seen them in use & I'm not impressed. Vexilar is the way to go in my humble opinion.