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#12099051 - 02/17/17 10:14 AM How often do you use DI/SI on bow?
young gun 12 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/14
Posts: 397
Loc: Aubrey and Wylie Tx
Bout to buy a new graph and need some responses asap dive it never accursed to me before. How often do you use SI/DI on the front? I have Ultrex and helix at dash, so if I get a DI/SI unit I will only be able to pull the SI/DI from the transom transducer as the US2 doesn't support those.
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#12099066 - 02/17/17 10:22 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
CoachCBA Offline
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 6841
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
I almost never use it.
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#12099116 - 02/17/17 10:38 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Kevin Bryant Online   content
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Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 3525
Loc: GRAPEVINE, TX
Never.
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#12099163 - 02/17/17 10:59 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
OzzieFish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2950
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
I've removed SI on trolling motor... 2D/DI only up front! its what all the cool kids are doing and I want to be that!! Hehehe...


Edited by OzzieFish (02/17/17 11:05 AM)

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#12099166 - 02/17/17 11:01 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4542
Loc: Lewisville, TX. and Lake Fork...
2d and down split on mine. Never us side on front.
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#12099170 - 02/17/17 11:03 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
SilverTR20 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 88
Loc: Lake Fork
I use the split screen with 2D from the trolling motor on left and DI from transom on the right a lot when fishing deep. Never use SI on front unit and seldom use mapping on front since I normally put out a bouy.

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#12099176 - 02/17/17 11:06 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Matt Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1044
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Never..... down scan very rearly. I want 2D and map up front.
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#12099201 - 02/17/17 11:18 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: Sinkey]
lipjerk Online   content
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2203
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
2d and down split on mine. Never us side on front.


Yup

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#12099248 - 02/17/17 11:37 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1881
Loc: Frisco, TX
Since in theory when you are on the bow you aren't moving real fast, the SI up there is useless. When Slade fine tuned all of my graphs he set my screen on the bow with 3 different things, 2D from the trolling motor, DI from the transom and a map. Never thought to do this but its great to know the depth on both the front and the back at all times.
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#12099266 - 02/17/17 11:48 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12759
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I have my Lowrance front unit on map,sonar, and downscan.

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#12099280 - 02/17/17 11:55 AM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
joebass2 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3831
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Beginning to use DI a lot more on the TM. Was at Squaw last weekend and some of the returns in 8'-15'deep in the stump fields were pretty amazing.

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#12099303 - 02/17/17 12:19 PM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: joebass2]
Chris B Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 6877
Loc: Prosper, TX
I use DI on the bow when I'm not sure exactly what I am looking at on sonar.
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#12099312 - 02/17/17 12:26 PM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2663
Loc: Arlington
You don't need to be moving fast for the SI to work. I had it on mine until I broke the last transducer. Lately, I haven't even been using a FF on the bow

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#12099327 - 02/17/17 12:40 PM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
B.Hollingshead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1858
Loc: ft.worth
I run 2d and down boat never moves fast enough for Si up front plus my 2d is off the trolling motor and Di is off the back helps keep the boat on humps or creek channels when the front is on the up side of a ledge and the back is on the downside for boat positioning


Edited by B.Hollingshead (02/17/17 12:40 PM)
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#12099347 - 02/17/17 12:49 PM Re: How often do you use DI/SI on bow? [Re: young gun 12]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3697
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I use Humminbird Side Imaging with the Side Imaging transducer on the trolling motor or 360 at the bow all the time. Occasionally add 2D sonar and never Down Imaging when fishing.


Edited by Wayne P. (02/17/17 12:50 PM)
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