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#12024977 - 01/06/17 05:57 PM Bow graph.....
tbucket101 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 363
Loc: Saginaw
Never had a graph up front that had maps/chart plotter.....how do y'all use it and what are some of the benefits y'all see in spending a little more for it.

As always, thanks for the input/feedback.

Adam
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#12025057 - 01/06/17 06:40 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3335
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I have one up front to mark waypoints and show proximity to them as well.
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#12025071 - 01/06/17 06:47 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
tx2va07 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 300
Loc: Joshua, TX
Helps when trying to hold yourself on a break line or trying to troll down one. Also nice to share waypoints from console graph to fish them more easily.
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#12025105 - 01/06/17 07:10 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
BassStalker Online   content
Green Horn

Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Texas
I use mine a lot. HDS8, use it to stay on way points or the cursor for boat position. But that's for mainly offshore type stuff. Plus it's great to follow a previous track.

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#12025274 - 01/06/17 08:44 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Verkeith Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/06/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Crowley, Texas
HB Helix 5 DI.....use it to show water depth and structure

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#12028911 - 01/08/17 10:08 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Crankenstein7 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 278
Loc: North of Decatur Tx
I have a HDS-8 up front, most of the time it's used to stay on a w/p or to follow some kind of change in bottom contours .. I like having it,but sometimes I wonder if that much money could have went towards something else.. Lol
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#12035570 - 01/12/17 09:50 AM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Corey Stanley Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 845
Loc: Tx
I have a Humminbird Helix 12 up front linked via Ethernet to another Helix at the dash, it is useful for when I mark a waypoint at one or the other it saves it to the other unit at well. I typically use my bow graph on a split screen with my Navionics mapping and 2d sonar, it does have side and down scan, that I do use on occasion or at certain situations but 90% of the time it is mapping and 2d sonar.
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#12035760 - 01/12/17 11:20 AM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: Corey Stanley]
Chris B Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 6071
Loc: Prosper, TX
Great for following creek channels and of course offshore fishing and waypoints.
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#12035796 - 01/12/17 11:39 AM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
epicoutdoors Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1895
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Very useful when fishing open water, Following creek channels, roadbeds and such.

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#12035815 - 01/12/17 11:47 AM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3541
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I see waypoints on the map, and on the 360 view as well as what the waypoint subject is and where it is like this brush pile:

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#12036012 - 01/12/17 01:06 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Paul - Lake Fork Nights Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 1177
Loc: Lake Fork, Tx
Currently running a Touch up front connected to console Touch unit. So at night I can tell where I am at say in relation to points, humps,and underwater Bridges. Difficult for me to Fish my style w/o a chart/deep finder up front. Also I can set unit at console to read what the front transducer is reading so Angler behind me see the fresh readings on the boat moving forward.
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#12036243 - 01/12/17 03:00 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
T-racer Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 191
Loc: Melissa, Tx
I have an older HB DI unit up front, but it's better than nothing. I'd feel blind without a graph up front too. I'd like to save up and get one that links to my console graph as well to share waypoints. I'd reccomend at the very least a small bow graph.
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#12039707 - 01/14/17 06:13 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12407
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
A front depth finder is very important unless you just run the bank fishing blind.

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#12039863 - 01/14/17 07:35 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Verkeith Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/06/15
Posts: 106
Loc: Crowley, Texas
I fished without a bow graph when I first got my boat, quickly realized I needed one...just knowing the water depth; was a great bonus for me


Edited by Verkeith (01/14/17 07:36 PM)

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#12039961 - 01/14/17 08:35 PM Re: Bow graph..... [Re: tbucket101]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 2523
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
I have a 9 up front and wish I had a twelve.
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