Main Menu
Newest Members
Tien Tran, All Boat, No Bass, PossumsDad, 03899, DLCHAMP190
106507 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87106
hopalong 78807
Pilothawk 75760
JDavis7873® 67386
John175 ® 65869
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 59010
Tritonman 57760
LoneStarSon® 53809
SkeeterRonnie 53115
Forum Stats
106507 Members
61 Forums
813772 Topics
10274975 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12512469 - 11/22/17 06:37 AM Elite 5HDI
Bill J Offline

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 67
I posted this about 3 years ago but didn't get much response so I thought I'd try here again. Bought the HDI-5 Elite HDI and am a novice to setups. It's mounted on back of 1 pontoon where the airator pump box is but sticks below the pontoon. Cannot for the life of me get fish arches on the sonar. Can sometime get bait fish on downscan but not much there either. I fish fresh water in 50 ft maximum but usually under bridge or in cove of abount 25-30 ft. Really would like to use it to identify schools while under way and I need someone to give me the optimal settings to make this thing work right. 1st Lorance and bought it due to reputation. Previous 99.00 hummingbirds and somewhat same problem. Was hoping stepping up a couple grades would make a difference. All the videos I found on line were real short how to set this thing so it would work. hung

#12512481 - 11/22/17 06:59 AM Re: Elite 5HDI [Re: Bill J]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3856
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Maybe your problem is not knowing how fish arches are created. This will explain it:
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

#12513183 - 11/22/17 05:05 PM Re: Elite 5HDI [Re: Bill J]
Bill J Offline

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 67
Thanks, I'll try adjusting some more stuff


© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide