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What are your SI Enhance settings normally at?

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I know this is a tough one, but when fishing rocky highland type reservoirs. Sharpness is my main question. I've read so many things that say turn it off but it seems I see fish better (although more grainy) on Med or High.

This seems to be best for me most of the time.

Sensitivity - 8

Contrast - 12

Sharpness - Med or High

Thanks....

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It seems somewhat odd to me that one persons ideal settings would not be someone elses ideal settings.  What is one person looking for with one setting that someone else might not want to see?  Or is it that people just like to have a "choice" (even if that choice might be wrong)?  I don't wish to hijack the thread but, rather, i hope to add to it.

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2 hours ago, Ratherbfishing said:

It seems somewhat odd to me that one persons ideal settings would not be someone elses ideal settings.  What is one person looking for with one setting that someone else might not want to see?  Or is it that people just like to have a "choice" (even if that choice might be wrong)?  I don't wish to hijack the thread but, rather, i hope to add to it.

The sharpness setting on SI is indeed personal preference. The higher you set it, the more "grainy" (as the OP put it) the image becomes and the more, you might say "clutter" (a term from my radar days), becomes visible.  It CAN help you see fish better if you want to spend time studying the image.  OTOH, it can be distracting for other folks that may be primarily using SI to locate cover or other bottom features instead of individual fish.

To the OP, I have my SI sharpness on "low", I can't remember offhand my sensitivity and contrast settings but they are most likely still on the factory defaults. I've only got about 32 hours now on my Helix 10. However, I had over 1,700 hours on my 798 and never fiddled with the SI settings much other than the SI range settings that I changed all the time.

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Yeah, not really sure. Different bottom composition, different types of cover (rock piles, brush). Even viewing fish vs cover. I'm still playing with it.

 

Note: I didnt see Goose's response before replying.

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my sensitivity is at 12 and contrast at 10 I believe. I am by no means an expert this is just what looked best to me while playing with it. I can see cover pretty well but still couldn't spot a fish unless they are in an obvious school. I use sonar if im looking for fish.

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23 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

The sharpness setting on SI is indeed personal preference. The higher you set it, the more "grainy" (as the OP put it) the image becomes and the more, you might say "clutter" (a term from my radar days), becomes visible.  It CAN help you see fish better if you want to spend time studying the image.  OTOH, it can be distracting for other folks that may be primarily using SI to locate cover or other bottom features instead of individual fish.

That is how I see it too. The higher the sharpness...the better I see fish.

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Its different for me every time I'm out it all depends on water conditions and bottom composition. I'll usually keep sharpness off while scanning for cover or structure. when I see something I want to look at more for fish I'll turn the sharpness on or turn the sensitivity down a bit so that the fish stand out more against the darker background.

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