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#11151474 - 10/07/15 11:49 PM Images on a Fish Finder
SGT BALLARD Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 538
Loc: TYLER,TX.



O.K. guys, help me out ! I have no clue at what I'm looking at when it comes to figuring out what's what! Hope to get with SLADE pretty soon ! So are these bait fish, ?Catfish, or what? What is what? Thanks for your help, and sorry for the stupid/crazy questions?
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#11151501 - 10/08/15 12:52 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Minnowkiller Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 993
Loc: Alvarado, TX
Looks like bait on the top and towards the bottom and maybe some kind of structure on the bottom, catfish and other game species usually will come up as arches on the ff
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#11151689 - 10/08/15 08:13 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
stubby77 Offline
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Registered: 02/03/13
Posts: 3069
Clutter and bottom bait fish
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#11151701 - 10/08/15 08:21 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1945
I don't see any fish, but don't know what your settings are. Try switching between 83 and 200Hz, turn up/down sensitivity and contrast, and go slow <2mph until you get the readings you like.

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#11151739 - 10/08/15 08:44 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Smoky Offline
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Registered: 04/25/10
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Loc: Lake Texoma
Those are definitely fish! Looks like some bait up top, big gizzards or maybe some small sandbass or other fish. Aand those are also fish at the bottom not structure. There are what looks like 3 fish swimming tight on the right. You will not see arches while anchored. You will pick fish up as streaks when they swim by. It is possible to get arches if u change a lot of settings while anchored but no need too.
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#11151952 - 10/08/15 10:27 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1945
Didn't even noticed the rods out and that he's anchored. hammer Was thinking if those are fish he needs to do some adjusting or I do.... Not a bad return at all for sitting still, don't like the color but good return.

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#11152020 - 10/08/15 11:09 AM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2086
Loc: CYBERTRON
Looks like a ghost town to me SGT Ballard. Nothin interesting and definately nothin worth catchin. Way to watch the finder. cheers
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#11152156 - 10/08/15 12:23 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
J Lowe Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 458
Loc: Merkel
More than I ever mark on my 2d!

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#11152185 - 10/08/15 12:40 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: J Lowe]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2086
Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: J Lowe
More than I ever mark on my 2d!


So J Lowe, what your saying is you never see nothing like this?



If not I think something might be wrong with your sonar pardner. flehan
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#11152236 - 10/08/15 01:02 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1945
If he's talking about our last couple trips, Hell no we didn't see anything like that Rick, ghost town is an understatement!! Didn't find any 44° water either, Haha.

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#11152256 - 10/08/15 01:14 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
Smoky Offline
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Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 2512
Loc: Lake Texoma
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Looks like a ghost town to me SGT Ballard. Nothin interesting and definately nothin worth catchin. Way to watch the finder. cheers


If your sitting still in 16ft of water and your marking fish under the boat with 2d there are definitely fish in the area! You aren't covering much area in 16ft of water with 2d. When you mark fish and set up on them you aren't going to continue to have a screen full of fish! But if you think you are sitting on catfish and you have them coming under the boat then you are doing just fine!
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#11152362 - 10/08/15 02:19 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: Smoky]
OPTIMUS PRIME Offline
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 2086
Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: Smoky
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Looks like a ghost town to me SGT Ballard. Nothin interesting and definately nothin worth catchin. Way to watch the finder. cheers


If your sitting still in 16ft of water and your marking fish under the boat with 2d there are definitely fish in the area! You aren't covering much area in 16ft of water with 2d. When you mark fish and set up on them you aren't going to continue to have a screen full of fish! But if you think you are sitting on catfish and you have them coming under the boat then you are doing just fine!


I agree with ya 99% Smoky with the 1% perception that other fish are in the area. Lol! You never know when sonar is all ya gots. Hopefully Sgt Ballard will understand that but also see what potentially can be found with it. Love you fellars. [censored], I'm gettin emotional again. roflmao roflmao roflmao
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#11152382 - 10/08/15 02:40 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
J Lowe Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 458
Loc: Merkel
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Originally Posted By: J Lowe
More than I ever mark on my 2d!


So J Lowe, what your saying is you never see nothing like this?



If not I think something might be wrong with your sonar pardner. flehan


Not hardly! That's beautiful lol. I still know mine is not at its full potential.

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#11152511 - 10/08/15 03:40 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: SGT BALLARD]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 746
Loc: Arkansas
I noticed your unit has side image......when your wondering about you sonar hit that side scan and look at the shapes of the images.... thumb
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#11152850 - 10/08/15 05:46 PM Re: Images on a Fish Finder [Re: OPTIMUS PRIME]
SGT BALLARD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 538
Loc: TYLER,TX.
Originally Posted By: OPTIMUS PRIME
Looks like a ghost town to me SGT Ballard. Nothin interesting and definately nothin worth catchin. Way to watch the finder. cheers


I caught about 40 Catfish from this one spot, mostly blues. They were all nice sizes eaters, of course nothing like the monsters you catch... I admit that I do need to learn how to read a fish finder, that's one reason I haven't upgraded to a larger unit. I appreciate everyone's input..
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