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This is such a great unit that ive had already for two seasons and yet each time i take it out on a trip i feel like ive learned something new. i will be posting hints tips and tricks and screenshot interpretations as i grow with this unit. hopefully we can all learn from each other on the same or similar units.

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Looks like an interesting project Ken keep us informed.

Sonar Fishing Tips- How to find & catch fish using your sonar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUYu5_1zpeI

very good video Dick

Lowrance CHIRP sonar basics.

http://youtu.be/YgHE7iEo9UM

Nice! Still a bit too much for this family guy's blood.

im upgrading to structure scan... the best advice is to wait till may... another big price drop.

thought of getting this unit for my main unit  putting the one I have now on my trolling motor;; sell the other one!!!

The Elite 7 HDI in Ice fishing mode...

20180406-Retiring the Elite 7 HDI

It’s been 5 seasons of fishing ago when I walked into Jay’s Sporting Goods to pick up a little bait and do a little window shopping. I wandered into the electronics aisle and started pressing a few buttons on some depth sounders. I lost touch with the developing technology of the units after suffering a back injury just a few years earlier. A lot can happen with electronics in just a few short months imagine the changes in a few years.

Randy asked if I wa interested in buying a sonar unit today… I answered “when these units can develop a contour map I will jump into the market” I was shocked to hear when he told me “most of these units do nowadays” my mind snapped “WHAT!” I intently listened as Randy made his sales pitch… I somewhat picked out a model that currently outpaced my budget… pocketed the information… took a picture of the unit and headed to town to lunch up and adjust the budget to make it work. I vowed to be back shortly.

While at lunch I did some quick research of the technology and the mapping units available in my inflated budget. The unit randy suggested seemed to be just right to fit my needs. Shifted some money from the grocery budget and Christmas accounts to make it work… (lol JK) and headed back to pick up the unit.

After firing it up at home that night I fiddled with the simulation mode and mounted the unit in the boat the following morning… I believe I was on the reservoir that afternoon mapping contours and discovering structure.

I was on the fish in no time with my custom contour maps at 1-0’ intervals. The unit has been on all my trips since… I would not leave the dock without. If I had to select a milestone that has improved my fishing career this would be it. I experienced an amazing journey with this unit.

To make improvements, achieve goals in my sport and keep up with technology I decided to retire the unit for main use and move on to Side scan units… I’m still shopping units but will keep everyone posted on unit selection etc.

Exciting times…

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