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#12430641 - 09/17/17 07:35 PM Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
Boated 11 keeper hybrids this morning on RC. Here is a perfect "textbook" hybrid/striper arch on the screen. Closely resembles the white bass in shape, except that the arch appears much longer.


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#12431052 - 09/18/17 08:44 AM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
joho5 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/08
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is that structure on the bottom or fish?

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#12431506 - 09/18/17 12:58 PM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
Capt Craig Offline
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I interpret those as fish since they are not a consistent color throughout. Pressed down to the bottom, I suspect catfish, but without a more defined arch, I just acknowledge them as "fish".
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#12432541 - 09/19/17 08:38 AM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
BassMarshall Offline
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Very cool!

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#12435836 - 09/21/17 02:26 PM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
Coachzee Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
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Loc: Ray hubbard
Are you in clear or max mode for that pic?

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#12435907 - 09/21/17 03:15 PM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
Capt Craig Offline
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That is clear mode. Max Mode on the Switchfire will always put a thick red band across the top of the screen.
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2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
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#12436110 - 09/21/17 06:17 PM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
Coachzee Offline
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Thanks Craig, been running my mega 9 in max mode, and just ignoring the top three feet of the water. Not much there anyways. May try running clear for the next couple of trips and see how I like it.

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#12436149 - 09/21/17 06:41 PM Re: Beautiful Hybrid arch on sonar today [Re: Capt Craig]
Capt Craig Offline
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Max mode constantly is hurting your fishing more than you know.

In max mode, your unit will not filter any echo returns. Because of that the screen is cluttered with color, arches are generic in size. The top of the screen has a heavy red colored bar that occludes the surface.

In clear mode, your sonar returns are filtered to remove junk and misc. echoes. The top of the screen is clear (if a thin line is there set surface clutter to 2 and that will remove the line.) Echo returns are filtered and a large arch represents a large fish, a small arch a small fish.

If your units is only showing fish while on Max, your settings need tuned.
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2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
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