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#11126879 - 09/25/15 09:57 AM lookimg to upgrade electronics
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1649
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
I now have 2 Lowrance LCX 28c fishfinders on my boat and I am thinking about going to newer
technology. Will the down scan be enough for crappie. If so what works the best in 8" to 10"
size. The only pics I have seen are what the folks post on here and the side imaging/scan pics
look like they are hard to interpret.

Johnny
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#11126897 - 09/25/15 10:08 AM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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Registered: 04/28/05
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Loc: Winnsboro
Get ahold of David at Shut up and Fish, he can help you out

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#11127317 - 09/25/15 12:56 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: papamark]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: papamark
Get ahold of David at Shut up and Fish, he can help you out


+1 Good people.

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#11127362 - 09/25/15 01:14 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: EAST TEXAS
I bought a Humminbird 1199 about a year ago. The side imaging on a large screen will really change the way you fish. When you pull up to a top, you know if there are any fish there and how they are positioned on the structure.

I fished underwater stumps for years but discovered it was actually a large tree laying on the bottom of the lake. The crappie were always there but moved around all the time. Without side imaging I would have missed them most of the time.
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#11127489 - 09/25/15 02:18 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: Gamblinman]
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Originally Posted By: papamark
Get ahold of David at Shut up and Fish, he can help you out


+1 Good people.

Gman


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#11128423 - 09/25/15 11:38 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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David's your man for HB!

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#11128431 - 09/25/15 11:51 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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Registered: 05/06/09
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Loc: Howe
Lowrance HDI units sure are nice. Love the down imaging. Plenty for me.
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#11128939 - 09/26/15 12:34 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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thanks everyone for the help

Johnny
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#11128995 - 09/26/15 01:16 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
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Registered: 12/08/07
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Loc: A small blue spot on planet ea...
I depend on my Side Imaging more than downscan 2cents
My search screen has side scan on the bottom so the it goes across then entire screen then I have the map and sonar on the top

I have a Lowrance HDS 12 touch Gen 2.
The only issue with Lowrance is you have to get a Point 1 external GPS puck and a LSS-2 box to get true tracking on your GPS and quality images
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#11130305 - 09/27/15 08:48 AM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
Tipps Offline
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Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 640
Loc: Keller, TX
I recommend the side image, it does way more for you than down scan alone.

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#11132071 - 09/28/15 07:01 AM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: Tipps]
The Crappie Guy Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/03
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Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
Either an 8 or 10 Onix Humminbird is the only way to go. Best picture of any unit out there at this time.
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#11133307 - 09/28/15 04:02 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: The Crappie Guy]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3657
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: The Crappie Guy
Either an 8 or 10 Onix Humminbird is the only way to go. Best picture of any unit out there at this time.


I disagree. It is the most expensive option, but not the only way to go. The Onix might be the clearest picture, but my old Gen 1 Lowrance w/ LSS2 showed fish just fine and cost 1/3 of the price. Any of the major brands w/ side scan will work. Buy the largest screen that you can afford. You will never wish that you bought a smaller screen.

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#11133365 - 09/28/15 04:20 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
Tommie Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 899
Loc: Longview, Tx


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#11133391 - 09/28/15 04:28 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 2477
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Guy, Tommie do either one of you have a Onix snap shot of crappie holding on cover?

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#11133454 - 09/28/15 05:02 PM Re: lookimg to upgrade electronics [Re: machinist]
Tommie Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 899
Loc: Longview, Tx
Been marking fish everywhere......but I can't get bit these days for some reason.







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