Re: Side imaging

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Posted by Bob Arwine on 2014-06-20 09:32:49 in reply to Side imaging posted by CC on 2014-06-19 17:41:14

Hello CC,
I use a Humminbird 898 and I will agree with the two other posters here, that side imaging will not "see" through plant growth. Here are my observations of locating fish in the Delta and Napa River. Most often I have the unit set to look at 115 feet both directions = 230 feet total. Stripers and other fish are indicated with thin lines and not arches as typical with bottom only finders. Even though the instructions point this out, it took me a couple of months to understand what to look for. Henry and Bob I am not implying that you do not see this. While moving at up to 5.5 MPH I scan a bank or shallow area, high percentage spots, and if I do not see fish that day I move on to the next high percentage spot. Fish have a tendency to move around on large shallow areas like just North of Marker 57, from day to day or with tidal changes during the day. Side imaging has provide me more catching because of this.
My wife in convinced that using side imaging is cheating because of the numbers of fish I catch now, compared to the Ol'days. Review my many other posts CC. These machines also have other features that are valuable to use.

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