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My Grandfathers boat has a small Eagle Fish Finder on it. The Transducer is on the back right of the boat in the water. I don't know how to read it well and want to learn how to use the Depth Finder. When I find a Hump or Fish does this mean they are directly under the back area of the boat? Or does this mean the back region of the boat?

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The smaller ones aren't that powerful and tend to mark alot of false hits.  I wouldn't rely on it as a "fish finder" but use it more as a bottom contour reader and depth gauge.  Use it to find drop offs,holes, larger bottom structure etc

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What you see is most likely 6 to 7 feet behind the boat. Just as was said don't count to much on seeing fish. The depth sounder see anything suspended as a fish. I look for depth changes, differences in bottom material. ie rock, sand silt and weedsd or wood and when conditions are right I look for bait.

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