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#11864285 - 10/04/16 01:37 PM fish finder
basshunter2000 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 74
Loc: Fort Worth
I have been thinking about getting a deeper fish finder for my yak but I wanted to know what are the other options for a fish finder on a yak

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#11865463 - 10/05/16 06:27 AM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
kickingback Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 831
Loc: Texas
I use a Humminbird HELIX 5 SI GPS KVD. It works great and I can use the SI on deeper lakes. Right now i am using it to scan down image only as i am fishing in 3-6' of water int he bay for trout, reds, and flounder.
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#11893413 - 10/21/16 09:16 PM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
Burgerboy Offline
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Registered: 03/27/14
Posts: 103
Loc: Aubrey
How long is the arm you use over the side for your SI ? I am looking at them and want to be sure to get long enough but not too long. Thanks

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#11949077 - 11/24/16 12:50 AM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
gotreal formerly known as getreal Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
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Loc: Dallas
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#11949098 - 11/24/16 04:49 AM Re: fish finder [Re: Burgerboy]
kickingback Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Burgerboy
How long is the arm you use over the side for your SI ? I am looking at them and want to be sure to get long enough but not too long. Thanks


Ducer Arm on Amazon

Here is what I was using before I went to rail system...

Bendable Ducer Arm
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#11957944 - 11/29/16 10:32 PM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
BankBassin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 1163
Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
I mounted my Lowrance DSI transducer through a scupper hole. I prefer my Lowrance over my Vexilar portable finder.
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#11958462 - 11/30/16 09:46 AM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
I mounted my Ray Marine Dragon Fly with the Lowrance supper mount. Works great!

You can also shot through the hull, I have buddies who have done that and they are happy with it.

I had a wireless Hummingbird unit for year and it was ok. But when you step up to the "real" units, its a whole new world.
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#11958717 - 11/30/16 11:51 AM Re: fish finder [Re: kickingback]
ben_beyer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 468
Loc: Bryan, TX
Do you have any problems seeing the detail on the Helix 5?

My one worry is that the screen would be too small to really make anything out especially when using the side imaging.

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#11959774 - 12/01/16 07:09 AM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
Tom Baty Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 406
I recently put a Lowrance Hook 5 on my Heritage. Through-hull installation and I've been very happy with it. Went with the 5 because I was worried the 4 was too narrow to go split-screen and be able to discern detail on the down scan and am glad that I did. I made a small video of how I had everything laid out before final installation here .

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#11959783 - 12/01/16 07:27 AM Re: fish finder [Re: ben_beyer]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3493
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
Do you have any problems seeing the detail on the Helix 5?

My one worry is that the screen would be too small to really make anything out especially when using the side imaging.


The 16:9 ratio display is very good for Side Imaging. My first SI unit was a 5" square display model and I had no problem seeing fish and stuff. Just have to use a shorter SI Range setting so stuff is displayed larger. Of course bigger is better though.

The post about not using Side Imaging in 3'-5' depths doesn't make sense. Side Imaging is the best sonar technology to use in shallow water. You can see fish and stuff "over there" when there are no fish below the transducer in that depth. Humminbird's Side Imaging gives you hundreds of feet of coverage as long as the transducer is not buried in the bottom and the bottom is flat enough.

This is 200' of coverage in less than 4'. See the bass on the left side?

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#11960309 - 12/01/16 12:07 PM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
See the bass on the left side?
If that white image in the lower left side is a bass,..it's 4 feet long. wow.

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#11960414 - 12/01/16 12:54 PM Re: fish finder [Re: JIM SR.]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3493
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
See the bass on the left side?
If that white image in the lower left side is a bass,..it's 4 feet long. wow.


It isn't if you use a Chart Speed that is faster than the GPS speed so stuff is displayed larger. The bass was about 4 1/2#, caught it with a Chatterbait.
I specifically remember that one since it was smaller than my best five for that day. The two largest were 9# 9oz and 10# 7oz.


Edited by Wayne P. (12/01/16 12:57 PM)
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#11961448 - 12/01/16 09:13 PM Re: fish finder [Re: basshunter2000]
JIM SR. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6265
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
That fish is still 75' from your boat,..Sounds fishy to me,.. fish

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