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#11180541 - 10/23/15 08:10 AM Side imaging
etexbasser Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 419
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Just a little report about my first trip with side imaging. I got my new boat and installed a Helix 7 on the front and a 798 in the dash. So me and my crappie partner took it out to play and test. We got it set up pretty good, at least I could see stuff like stumps, bait fish balls and things in the creek beds. So we started trolling a creek bed with the side imaging set at 75' and I saw what appeared to be a rather large brush pile off to the right on what appeared to be a smaller creek. I put a waypoint on it and we came back to it later and we took 13 nice keepers off of it. Well now I am excited, so off we went to find some more brush piles and fish. We wound up with 18 keepers because we really did play more than we fished, so I am very happy with the new boat and the new electronics. banana

O yeah, the boat is a Triton 18c TX with a 115 merc. 4 stroke.

later...don
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#11180585 - 10/23/15 08:27 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
el Rojo Offline
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Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 3682
Loc: On the road again.
Congrats! That's what it's all about.
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#11180594 - 10/23/15 08:32 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
Anchorman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1186
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Good job using the new technology to your advantage. If your smart enough to set it up and know what you're looking at then it can really work for you. I don't know about you but I catch myself looking at the screen way more than fishing sometimes. It amazes me what these things will show you.
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#11180601 - 10/23/15 08:35 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
Posts: 119
Loc: WilCo
I really would like to get SI when I can afford it. It's too hard to find structure like that in shallow water with only DI. If you don't drive right over it, you'll never find it.

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#11180605 - 10/23/15 08:38 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1401
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Nice...you're on your way to a few limits and 2lb'rs! cheers
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#11180711 - 10/23/15 09:21 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 15089
Loc: plano
It is smart to take someone with you for the first couple of times. They can look out for stuff that you might run into. Your attention is totally on the SI, I almost ran my rig ashore a couple of times when I first started with the SI. Congrats and it is a fantastic tool.
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#11180713 - 10/23/15 09:22 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
Knot Normal Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Southeast Texas
thumb Good for you! I don't consider myself a great fisherman. However because of my former profession I became very good at using marine electronics. I have parlayed that into my fishing these days and people think I'm a fishing wizard, because I bring home some slabs. Trust me its the equipment! I hope to get to be a better fisherman, until then I have the troll motor and the HD sounders on both ends of the boat! wink
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#11180790 - 10/23/15 09:46 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
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Loc: Coppell Tx.

It is always a good feeling when you can put your electronics to work, find structure and catch fish. Good job guy'
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#11180853 - 10/23/15 10:08 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 1058
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
The Helix's are great units. Just wait to see what Humminbird is coming out in a month or two.
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#11180965 - 10/23/15 11:05 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: Forkfish]
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Originally Posted By: Forkfish
The Helix's are great units. Just wait to see what Humminbird is coming out in a month or two.







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#11180995 - 10/23/15 11:20 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
Forkfish Online   happy
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 1058
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Dang David you let the cat out of the bag! (LOL)
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#11181020 - 10/23/15 11:32 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
Tx_ThumpAddict Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 1084
Loc: burleson
what will the si units retail for?


Edited by Grenadaslabs (10/23/15 11:33 AM)
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#11181029 - 10/23/15 11:36 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: Forkfish]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2502
Loc: Texas
Slade, I'm going to get David to put one of those on my boat then come spend a day with you on Fork so you can show me how to actually use it.
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#11181041 - 10/23/15 11:40 AM Re: Side imaging [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 5092
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
I have 'dibs' on that 12. It's gonna look really sweet on the bow of my boat hooked up to my 360 thumb clap
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#11181122 - 10/23/15 12:16 PM Re: Side imaging [Re: etexbasser]
SLABXPRESS Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1910
Loc: Teague/Lewisville, Texas
A piece of advice for you as a new electronics owner.
Take a day or two and head to the lake WITHOUT your fishing stuff. You heard me right...no rods & reels.
It will force you to spend your time learning your electronics better. Take your manual too. You'll be amazed how much more you'll learn when you're not being temped to fish the whole time. My 2cents thumb
Congrats on the new equipment!
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