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Livescope depth capability #13977010 04/28/21 01:03 PM
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I have a friend running livescope on a 1022 Garmin.
He says that in depths of 14 feet or greater the image is very distorted making it difficult to spot fish.
I am considering livescope for use on humps, points, and drop offs from 12-20 feet or so.
Is livescope what i need?


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Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: stapler101] #13977159 04/28/21 02:10 PM
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Only if he’s using the perspective mode, it doesn’t work great in deeper water. But you need to understand that LS has a very skinny beam and you have to rotate the transducer very slowly to find things, it requires patience, finesse and the ability to learn.

Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: grout-scout] #13977650 04/28/21 08:37 PM
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Thanks grout-scout!
If I rotate the transducer the beam gets narrower but the depth capability
increases.
Is that correct?


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Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: stapler101] #13977765 04/28/21 10:01 PM
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In forward mode (or down) you will have really good depth and distance, but yes the beam is very skinny. I had a buddy read your post and he sent me a video of him jigging on a school. Your LS prob won’t be as clear as his, his is one of the best I’ve seen. I think water clarity could be the difference, he’s fishing a lake that looks pretty similar to Amistad. But his video will show give you an idea on what you might see.




Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: stapler101] #13978072 04/29/21 01:21 AM
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You are correct in my opinion about water clarity and how it preforms. I have fished the exact same spot multiple times and the views have been different when the water conditions have changed. An algae bloom can really lower the clarity you see on the screen.

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Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: stapler101] #13978307 04/29/21 03:33 AM
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Thanks for the info.
Thanks for sharing the videos


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Re: Livescope depth capability [Re: stapler101] #13986158 05/05/21 02:33 AM
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Have you tried playing with the gain and auto depth or try adjusting manually. Try different color pallets also.

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