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#11422002 - 02/18/16 05:45 AM Garmin Sonar
Cactusflyr Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 283
Loc: Denton, TX
Figured Garmin needs a thread...will start it out with this, slabbing for these 7 to 8 inch sandbass shown in livevu down.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27UkC4fMeL8

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#11422025 - 02/18/16 06:11 AM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
ring fry Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
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Loc: Fort Scott, Ks.
Nice!! I've had my Panoptix since November and learn something every time I take it out.

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#11422746 - 02/18/16 11:10 AM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2019
Loc: nederland, TX
Now that's playing video games. Way better than traditional sonar. I would have a blast with a drop shot but it would ruin me from anything but watching the graph.

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#11423488 - 02/18/16 04:09 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Loc: Denton, TX
It's actually pretty cool watching them surround your bait. I recorded this on my ipad so didn't record any catches, but thats neat as well.

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#11510820 - 03/30/16 09:32 AM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Enjoy........

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#11522114 - 04/04/16 08:49 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Superslab Offline
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 122
Loc: Frisco, TX
I just updated my 93sv and 53dv units with the new 3.0 software and now have the QuickDraw self contour mapping capability. Is anyone using QuickDraw? If so, any likes or dislikes?

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#11524618 - 04/06/16 12:27 AM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Havent really used it...all the lakes I have been on are max def. May head out to the lbj grasslands and give it a try soon though.

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#11526269 - 04/06/16 06:28 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Superslab Offline
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Registered: 02/28/15
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Ok - please comment on your results - thanks. I'll do the same once I give it a try.

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#11526363 - 04/06/16 07:15 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
ring fry Offline
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I've been using QuickDraw on several lakes since November. Most of the recording has been with Panoptix transducer. Recently I've been using my downvu ducer and can't tell a lot of difference. I have discovered a few humps that I've fished over many times and didn't know they were there. Works better if you can work it with a grid pattern.

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#11545614 - 04/15/16 08:55 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Loc: Denton, TX
Out near hackberry creek today on lewisville. Cool video of catch. The rest of his buddies chase him to surface


Edited by Cactusflyr (04/15/16 08:58 PM)

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#11559333 - 04/22/16 01:36 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
D-lee Offline
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Registered: 11/15/15
Posts: 187
Loc: Alvarado ,TX
From what I've seen most are disappointed in it .time consuming& I did software update to haven't used it yet.

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#11564785 - 04/25/16 05:26 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Denton, TX
Hybrid zigs and zags on the fight up this morning


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#11569971 - 04/27/16 07:52 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1225
Loc: Apple Springs
So the horizontal number line is the distance left or right from the boat and the verticle is how deep or how far in front of the boat?

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#11572579 - 04/29/16 02:26 AM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Loc: Denton, TX
How deep. This is the downview live. Need the fowardview live to look out forward and around.....mounted on trolling motor. Dont use it much for whites. But here it is. Use it for blacks... depth and distance scales. Boat was really rocking so its a bit wavey.



Edited by Cactusflyr (04/29/16 02:33 AM)

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#11583320 - 05/04/16 04:37 PM Re: Garmin Sonar [Re: Cactusflyr]
Cactusflyr Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Denton, TX
Couple of pics from this weeks fun.......





Edited by Cactusflyr (05/04/16 04:45 PM)

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