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Considering adding a Garmin livescope to my boat. Has anyone used this? Before i drop the money was wanting feedback from people who are using these. Like what i see in the videos but peoples experience is what am intetested in.

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Never used it, but it looks sweet. I just watched a musky video where they were jigging them and it was awesome! 

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25 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

Never used it, but it looks sweet. I just watched a musky video where they were jigging them and it was awesome! 

Saw that as well

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Have had it for several months now.  Gotta tell a little story that happened last Friday.

 

A buddy and I were fishing an east Texas power plant lake.  We were pretty much beating the banks and catching fish.  Spotted a tree in the middle of the cove and went out to check it out.  I got within about 30' of the tree and spotted a fish on the bottom about 6' to the right of the tree with my LiveScope and told my buddy.  He made a cast to that spot and caught the fish on the first cast. 

 

A little later were coming up on a point as a guide boat was coming up on from the opposite direction.  They went wide so we went close to the bank.  As we were passing, I spotted another fish.  I told my buddy (loud enough for them to hear) to cast at 11 oclock about 18' in front of the boat.  He did and caught about a three and a half pounder.  Needless to say the guide and at least one of his clients were in awe.  I don't think the other knew what happened.  The guide told him that I had spotted a fish in front of the boat and that my buddy cast there and caught the fish. 

 

LiveScope is the real deal!

 

SE Kansas grass grower 

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I've seen it action:

 

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Anybody else using live scope? Anybody know if humminbirds are going to join the party? It sure would be nice to be able to use our helix megs for live scope type stuff. 

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10 hours ago, michaelsrex said:

Anybody else using live scope? Anybody know if humminbirds are going to join the party? It sure would be nice to be able to use our helix megs for live scope type stuff. 

Humminbird is very good at keeping things very close to the vest, so chances are no one will know until it's actually released.

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I added Livescope a month ago but we were icing up here in Minnesota so I haven’t tried it yet... ask me in the spring.

 

I have heard the next closest thing to Livescope will be by Lowrance so stay tuned there.  No idea about Hbird or anyone else..

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One other thing I thought I’d mention is that my hope/expectations are that Livescope excels in viewing out in front of the boat, or 45 degree angle.  I had Panoptix before and thought it was excellent when looking straight down (i.e. drop-shotting) but just so-so when looking out in front of the boat.  I didn’t “see” many fish when casting out, even when I caught them.  At times yes, but not consistently.  The Livescope view appears to be more encompassing of structure and moving objects, so we’ll see but that is a big “hope” for me with the new technology.  

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