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#12283745 - 06/07/17 08:53 PM Electronics - Want to LEARN
Pops0598 Offline

Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 267
Loc: North Texas, USA
My 13 yr old son and I recently bought our 1st boat. We have fished here and there catching decent fish (only fished in the Spring so the fish have been easier to locate...shallow). As the fish go into summer pattern, we'd like to LEARN how to:

1) set up our electronic settings properly (Lowrance HDS 8 at console and HDS 7 at bow).
2) read what's actually on the graph (are those fish?, or blip on the graph? where is that drop off in relationship to our current boat position?)

We are planning to fish Lake Fork on Thursday June 15th and Friday June 16th. We will be arriving around 5:30pm on Wednesday June 14th at Lake Fork Marina. I was wondering if any one could recommend a local guide/electronics expert that would be able to spend a couple of hours as a guest on our boat to around 5:30pm next Wednesday 6/14 to TEACH us how to read our electronics and increase our odds to catch fish.

Thanks in advance for any help.

#12283812 - 06/07/17 09:31 PM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3507
Loc: Arlington
Slade is a great electronics guide out there. Someone will come along in a couple of hours that has his number. I think he goes by Forkfish here. He does in it a couple of hours on your boat after he gets your units dialed in on settings.

Edited by Bobby Milam (06/07/17 09:32 PM)

#12283852 - 06/07/17 09:55 PM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2074
Loc: ft.worth
Slade 817-797-8762 he's the guru
Branden Hollingshead

32-DD's and counting

#12284041 - 06/08/17 06:31 AM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
Clark3 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 968
Loc: Haslet, TX
I just bought new Helix mega 12'sband scheduled slade he's about 2 months out right now

#12284174 - 06/08/17 08:00 AM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
RTM Offline

Registered: 02/07/17
Posts: 42
Slade helped me out with my new electronics Helix 10 SI, Helix 10 Sonar, 360 imaging last Fall.
He is well worth the money.
Skeeter ZX 200, Helix 10s, 360

#12284237 - 06/08/17 08:36 AM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: B.Hollingshead]
Outlaw Outdoors Online   content

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 260
Loc: East Texas
As mentioned above, Slade is definitely a good resource. If you want to come to Rayburn, get in touch with Clark Reehm. He will give you all the info you want. He's a Lowrance guy also.

Clark Reehm 479-970-3388

#12284585 - 06/08/17 11:20 AM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
Jignpig65 Offline

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 404
Loc: Paris Texas
Slade for the set up, I waited 2 months in the winter, not one regret about the wait.

#12284830 - 06/08/17 01:52 PM Re: Electronics - Want to LEARN [Re: Pops0598]
j9sheldon Offline

Registered: 05/17/15
Posts: 153
yep, Slade is the right guy


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