Re: Sonar / Fish finder for float tube Inquiry

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2017-11-12 17:09:04 in reply to Re: Sonar / Fish finder for float tube Inquiry posted by Phil K on 2017-11-12 14:15:17

Hey Phil,

I have the Humminbird version of the B2 now but have yet to use it. I got it for my pram. I've always had a B2 unit even on my Eagle Skiff mounted on gunnel brackets. I can't tell you how many times I called a strike for a client when I was guiding. Many things can make those side scan marks, lots of fish other than stripers but when I saw a half dozen or more chevrons grouped close I knew they were stripers. Often they would appear after my angler had retrieved 20 or so feet, the fish probably rising up into the 20 degree cone to follow the fly. I'd estimate where my angler's fly was and would say you're about to get a strike and "bam" he or she would.

The down sounder was always pretty accurate on the Bottom Line version when compared to my old PinPoint sounder which was one of the best in the industry. I like the Buddy units because you can rotate the angle and change the direction they are scanning a bit left or right. Of course you can just spin your tube or pram which is what I did when fishing from my pram and wanted to locate a bunch of trout quickly.


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