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#11278354 - 12/12/15 04:49 PM Structure scan settings
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
I know this has been beat to death and don't want to start a long thread...
I also know that slade is amazing at setting up structure scans and Sonora and more power to him.
But should it really be this hard? I mean should we have to pay someone to get even close to the pictures we see online?
Surely it cannot be...
That's what these forums are for,no? To help each other and exchange knowledge? Not sell someone's service that should be common knowledge... Not to mention free to those that paid that healthy price tag on the top of the line units
I see people ask all the time for help on their structure scan settings and 75% refer the OP to pay their buddy....
It's frustrating to say the least to ask questions or read posts and it's a huge sales pitch...
So I'm not asking anyone to post their settings or send me to spend my hard earned money on something every single Lowrance user should know ..
What I am asking is that if anyone out there wants to help me with my structure scan please pm me
Thanks carry on
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#11278362 - 12/12/15 04:54 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
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What's wrong? Bad pics, fuzzy pics, range???


Do you have a jackplate?

Lss2 or lss1?

Which graph models?

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#11278371 - 12/12/15 05:04 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Loc: Kilgore Tx
white specs all over the screen unless i turn surface clarity on high and noise reduction on high...
no jackplate
LSS2 on HDS8 Gen2
My images are ok
I can see things
but they are just ver fuzzy not near the clarity you see online and for others screen shots... brush looks a lot like my elite 7 downscale...
I would say my image on the LSS2 is an improved version of the elite downscale and about half as clear an image as I see online
my issue with paying someone to come and set it up is this
either there is a standard setup that is common to all units for all water and all lakes or... if i pay to have it tuned in logic would tell me that its only tuned for the water that i was on that day... go to different water or the water has a chance on the same lake then the settings are worthless that were paid for... now learning to use the unit and be able to change it every day on the water.. thats what every Lawrence user should have available to them ... and thats what i am seeking
thanks of the help
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#11278405 - 12/12/15 05:26 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Definitely changes for each body of water. It can be close but typically to get those great images you have to play with it.

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#11278564 - 12/12/15 07:17 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
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White dots are electrical interference. Are you running the elite and HDS at the same time? Could be crosstalking if they are on the same freq's. Run the lss2 on 455mhz for the best results.

I'd love to help but you are way too far for me to help you. Do you have any screenshots that you can post? What color pallette are you using? Blue & grey/brown are the best. Sometimes green can be ok.


Water clarity plays a big part. Dirty water is not helpful on images.


One more question, are we discussing the side scan image or the downscan image?



Edited by grout-scout (12/12/15 07:21 PM)

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#11278574 - 12/12/15 07:23 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
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GS
my elite is on my TM and out of the water and on standby when i have my HDS on...
ill switch to 455hmz next time out! and I will start taking screen shots... and ill def upload here.. thanks for the help
yeah we have had lots of dirty water too last few weeks with the rain
but i still feel as my images are fuzzy and not near as crisp and clear as they can be...
thanks
JD
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#11278580 - 12/12/15 07:27 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
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Yours better or worse? You talking downscan or side scan?



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#11278653 - 12/12/15 08:26 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Loc: Kilgore Tx
mine is not near as crisp and clean and clear... mine shows those images both on downscale and side scan however the image looks blurry.... a better way to explain it is i feel like I'm looking through dirty smudgy glasses ... I'm still looking at the image just not with the clear crisp image that i could if my glasses where clean.. sorry hope that explains it without pictures yet...
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#11278684 - 12/12/15 08:49 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
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No, you make plenty of sense. If your transducer is low enough to not be obstructed and it's is level front to back & side to side then you have something wrong somewheres. It's not a setting problem, it's a defective transducer or LSS module.


Next time out try the blue palette, put it on 455mhz setting, set the range to 100' and make the contrast where it just starts to turn the image whiter. If the image is fuzzy then it's what I mentioned above. There are no other settings available for you to change.


Something else I just thought about. Lowrance kinda sucks in water less than 10', if you're in shallow water that is the problem.

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#11278841 - 12/12/15 10:19 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
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Loc: Kilgore Tx
ok sounds perfect ill make those changes and do a test run it won't be for about a week because i have
work
ill report back
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#11396808 - 02/06/16 05:21 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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[img]http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/pics/usergals/2016/02/full-81191-97476-image.png[/

What should I do to my settings? Or do you all think I have it tuned in pretty tight?
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#11396998 - 02/06/16 07:25 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
03svtsnakevert Offline
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Registered: 04/05/12
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Loc: Copperas Cove, TX
Looks way better than mine...id be better off leaving mine turned off

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#11397036 - 02/06/16 07:39 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: John-Mark]
Warden Offline
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Registered: 08/07/13
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Good to know on the 455hz ... Always heard the 800 was clearer. Maybe that's on the LSS1 not LSS2.

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#11397083 - 02/06/16 08:00 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: 03svtsnakevert]
John-Mark Offline
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Loc: Kilgore Tx
Originally Posted By: 03svtsnakevert
Looks way better than mine...id be better off leaving mine turned off


I've been working hard to tune mine in buddy
Lots of articles read and lots of time not fishing playing with the graph
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#11397226 - 02/06/16 08:49 PM Re: Structure scan settings [Re: Warden]
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Originally Posted By: Warden
Good to know on the 455hz ... Always heard the 800 was clearer. Maybe that's on the LSS1 not LSS2.



Yes, 800 on lss1.

455 on the lss2.

Your pics aren't horrible; but give some feedback. What was the water clarity/visibility?

Are you sure that your ducer is perfectly straight with the boat, not level; but straight or parallel.

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