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Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing #14062220 07/15/21 01:19 AM
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Just trying to get opinions on application and effectiveness for forward facing vs mega 360 for primarily fishing docks or shallow water (8 or less).

Is it worth it if this is what you primarily fish for bass?


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: LeonSulak] #14062490 07/15/21 12:49 PM
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If the fish are on the bottom neither is very effective at targeting specific fish in shallow water. If I'm just fishing down a random shallow bank with natural cover I usually have my livescope off. Personally I find the 360 very effective in shallow water. Mainly for identifying cover or structure that you cannot see. Many many times there are fish on that structure. As far as docks go, if the fish are suspended on poles or on brush you can absolutely target specific fish with livescope. I have a hard time seeing much up under docks with my 360. The shadow from the poles often times cover up any brush or isolated cover that is up under the docks. You will however find a ton of brush in front or around docks with the 360. The 360 and livescope work very well together. If I could only have one for fishing shallow water it would be my 360. For me I find livescope excels at brush pile fishing and catching suspended fish, especially if they are relating to dock poles, bridge columns, or timber.

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Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: LeonSulak] #14062508 07/15/21 12:54 PM
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I used mine to win a Media tournament, fishing docks. Very effective. I would pull up, pole down, and scan. See a fish, count the poles, skip a Senko, catch it…move in the the next dock. I had the tourney won after about 8-9 docks.

….hasn’t happened since. roflmao


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14063076 07/15/21 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I used mine to win a Media tournament, fishing docks. Very effective. I would pull up, pole down, and scan. See a fish, count the poles, skip a Senko, catch it…move in the the next dock. I had the tourney won after about 8-9 docks.

….hasn’t happened since. roflmao


Every now and then a post comes along that reminds me how bad I suck..... This is one of those post lol.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: LeonSulak] #14063237 07/15/21 10:35 PM
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I just wish I could skip a senko

Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14063315 07/15/21 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I used mine to win a Media tournament, fishing docks. Very effective. I would pull up, pole down, and scan. See a fish, count the poles, skip a Senko, catch it…move in the the next dock. I had the tourney won after about 8-9 docks.

….hasn’t happened since. roflmao

You whooped me if it was at cedar creek this year.

Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: Tiltman] #14063320 07/15/21 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiltman
I just wish I could skip a senko



Do you even own any Senkos?

Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: LeonSulak] #14063401 07/16/21 12:41 AM
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Yes sir......2 bags

May have some mold on em

Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: crankbait745] #14063550 07/16/21 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I used mine to win a Media tournament, fishing docks. Very effective. I would pull up, pole down, and scan. See a fish, count the poles, skip a Senko, catch it…move in the the next dock. I had the tourney won after about 8-9 docks.

….hasn’t happened since. roflmao

You whooped me if it was at cedar creek this year.

Yeh. Cedar Creek. It’s ok. I get my [censored] handed to me more often than not. Danny Ramsey sees to it.


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Re: Forward Facing Sonar for Docks and Shallow Fishing [Re: Tiltman] #14063557 07/16/21 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiltman
Yes sir......2 bags

May have some mold on em


That's one more than Chris but I've still never actually seen the one he claims to have... roflmao


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