Do you love big bluegill?
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.
Dick im anchored in place and the fish are moving slowly horizontally and vertically in the water column
Great example of fishes lingering below the sonar. Each fishes has a unique movement behavior. If one studies sonar returns long enough for the different species, one can identify quickly. I can identify LMB, kitty, carp, and panfishes based on arches. When they're in or close to a structure, the identification rate is reduced to 30% probability.
im getting better Leo at identifying schools mainly by their position and movement in the column.
i had a blast confirming their identity with a ice fishing jig and maggot. could see the jig dropping into the school and then catching the fish. like a video game!
these gills were gorging themselves on flys heading to the surface from the deep mucky basin.
Lowrance elite7 HDI fish finder with down scan overview.
that was a great vid for selling the Elite-7 HDI
With that unit of yours, I wouldn't be surprised if you can distinctively identify the species that is gorging on your bait/fly, based on the arch density. Colors are a wonderful thing, especially when you want to know how big/thick the species is. Mastering it, you know exactly which species you're targeting. It's definitely like watching a video game. It's pure fun.
Basic working product manual for the Elite - 7 HDI
What type of battery source are you hooking that unit of yours to for your kayak vs the boat.
Leo .... i use a Werker WKA12-7f lead cell battery that came with the lowrance ice fishing pak
small and light and lasts all day.
i use this battery with a lowrance elite 4
i should say all month ice fishing
Wow! All month? My 12V lead battery, even with insulation, at 12AHr, only last me about 5 days outing, roughly about 4hrs per session at full power. Yeah, it doesn't make sense since the FF takes 1.2AHr to run.
I have a lighter power pack, LiPO at 14.8V 8AHr, yet, it can produce a solid 7 days of outings at 4Hrs each session.
That lead battery must be weighing a freaking ton.
i only went 4 or 5 times ice fishing last year at 2 - 3 hrs a shot