Finding Fish With Electronics
Posted June 22 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted June 22 2012 - 05:59 PM
I look for bass and baitfish with Side Imaging. I usually concentate that search at major structure elements, but I don't fish an area unless fish are there. That is why I got that technology, so I can fish where the fish are.
After the thermocline forms it really gets easy--don't look at any areas that are deeper than the thermocline.
Additionally set your unit to highlight the fish so they are easier to see. That is why those units have all those adjustments available.
Posted June 22 2012 - 09:43 PM
I always start metering the marina where I launch; lots information is there, plus anglers bring bass back to marinas to release them.
As far as outside main lake structure areas you first need to study a good map; paper or electronic and note structure elements at the depth the bass are reported to be using, before you start metering the structure. This will save you a lot of time.
What you can determine in the marina area is the depth the "life zone " is active; look for fish marks, both baitfsih and other fish. As mentioned the thermocline is a big factor if the layer is well defined; no baitfish will go below a thermocline and that is part of the life zone and depth you are trying to determine.
If baitfish are near or on outside structure; fish the area! No sonar can pick up active bass that are not within the sonars return cone area and bass have a habit of moving away from approaching boats.
Posted June 23 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted June 23 2012 - 10:15 PM
Posted June 23 2012 - 10:19 PM
Keep your SI Range at about three times the depth.
A few basics to get you started.
Good luck. And keep asking questions.
Posted June 24 2012 - 01:14 PM
i guess i just need to do alot of riding & watching until i get this figured out.
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