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Learning A New Body Of Water With Electronics

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So ... I will be fishing with a Lowrance Elite 4 HDI unit for the first time this year.  I'm curious about how you use electronics to study a new body of water.  So this is beyond simple map study (points, flats etc.).  Once you know where that stuff is how do you leverage your electronics to dissect the area further?

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So ... I will be fishing with a Lowrance Elite 4 HDI unit for the first time this year.  I'm curious about how you use electronics to study a new body of water.  So this is beyond simple map study (points, flats etc.).  Once you know where that stuff is how do you leverage your electronics to dissect the area further?

 

Though I would consider myself average as far as knowledge on this subject ~

 

My advice would be - drop a waypoint on it, fish it and find out.

 

A-Jay

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Use it to uncover spots on a spot. Say for instance, you are going to fish a point you can use it to 1) see if there's any fish on it before you fish it 2) tell what type of bottom composition there is 3) check for any cover on it or an irregularity that will hold fish. If we're sticking to the point example, I take a few passes to check things out and I find out that it's all just soft mucky bottom except for one spot that has a harder bottom, generally fish are going to be holding around that one spot on the point more than they will the others. Does that mean you can't catch them there, no but it will help you to narrow things down and fish more efficiently.

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