Do you love big bluegill?
I'm thinking about upgrading my fish finder from a Humminbird 565 black and white. I like the looks of the Humminbird Helix 5. There seems to be 2 versions of it. One with and one without Side Imaging. How important is side imaging in find bluegills on a large impoundment? The Helix 5 without side imaging show a kind of side view, but I don't think you could find beds with it. But it sure looks clear otherwise. I would love to hear from those who use a fish finder to locate bluegills. What I've written is based on some YouTube videos. I could be wrong about any or all that I have written.
side image is what you want . I would recommend at least a 7 inch screen as well . You can find every bream bed in a 300 acre lake in one evening ,easy .