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#12677500 - 03/17/18 07:16 PM Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Richland-Chambers
Dear fellow anglers. It is very important that you understand the differences of the sonar frequencies. I met a couple on the water today that has been fishing for days without success. Frustrated, mad, angry, they spent hours on the water finding little fish.

He told me his buddy who is a tournament fisherman adjusted his unit "perfectly". He read me his settings. Um, them were not perfect!

The HB Helix CHIRP unit was set to HIGH frequency. The HIGH frequency appears when CHIRP is turned on. When off, it is 200 kHz. This frequency is a 20 degree cone which in 20 FOW only produces a 6 foot wide sonar cone at teh lake bottom. Tough to find fish when set wrong and the beam is constricted. Once I got it correct to MEDIUM/HIGH - BOOM!! Arches were visible on the sonar!! Makes all the difference in the world.

If you aren't sure about what each setting does and how it affects the screen, you might benefit from a sonar class. If your sonar doesn't resemble my sonar, Contact me and let's see if you would benefit from an electronics class. 2-hours for $100. Don't waste time running the lake with the wrong settings.

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Capt. Craig Copeland
Licensed by the US Coast Guard

2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
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#12679532 - 03/19/18 10:30 AM Re: Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes [Re: Capt Craig]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1533
Loc: Carthage Tx
Capt. Craig knows his stuff!!...looking forward to getting his book as well.
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The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

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#12683377 - 03/21/18 05:20 PM Re: Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes [Re: Capt Craig]
leebayou Offline
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Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 42
What book?

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#12683484 - 03/21/18 07:28 PM Re: Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes [Re: Capt Craig]
Capt Craig Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Richland-Chambers
Hey Leebayou. I wrote a manual that helps people learn to set and interpret their Humminbird sonar units.
_________________________
Capt. Craig Copeland
Licensed by the US Coast Guard

2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
Nautic Star Boats Pro Staff (nauticstarboats.com)
Redneck Fish'n Jigs Pro Staff (redneckfishn.com)

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#12683637 - 03/21/18 09:24 PM Re: Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes [Re: Capt Craig]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1533
Loc: Carthage Tx
Do use Di in any of these situations?...if so could you share some shots?
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The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?

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#12683643 - 03/21/18 09:27 PM Re: Sonar Frequencies & Electronics Classes [Re: Capt Craig]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: Richland-Chambers
There are DI and SI images included. DI and SI in general don't always photograph well if trying to illustrate fish.
_________________________
Capt. Craig Copeland
Licensed by the US Coast Guard

2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
Nautic Star Boats Pro Staff (nauticstarboats.com)
Redneck Fish'n Jigs Pro Staff (redneckfishn.com)

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