What can i say about using sounders . They are one of the most valuable
tools we can have on a boat with us , but people still use them the wrong way . In this
section i will try to explain very simply how they have been used and how they should
be used .Probably the most common thing i hear when talking to people that have
them is "i saw heaps of fish swimming around under the boat but i couldn't
catch any " , well i am hear to tell you that about 80 percent of those nice little
fish pictures aren't fish .
When the fish id feature is turned " on " the sounder will turn any signal it
recieves back to itself into a fish , these fish are most likely just rubbish like weed
and all the other stuff that floats around in the water , , but NOT fish .
The best way i have found to use one is to turn the fish ID feature off , then set the
sensitivity up just enough until you get a bit of clutter on the screen and then back
it off untill the screen just clears a bit . Once you have done this any signal other than
the bottom you recieve should be a fish . What you will see is an " ARCH " . It pretty
well looks like one half of the Mc Donalds logo .
There will be "half arches " , "quarter arches " , and " full arches " under the
boat as you have a look around , these should be fish , what type ? Who knows
but at least you will be on the right track .