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« on: June 25, 2013, 06:32:01 AM »
Hey guys, did a run out to the Horse paddocks on the weekend at bigW, got a shot, not sure whether it was a stack of fish or just some interference.  (Sorry about the crappy quality lol) The other shot seems like a couple of small bait balls, but I am pretty new to the sounding game, just wanted your opinions!
Couldn't find much in the way of bait balls either, mainly small and patchy with hardly any arches under them.



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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 06:54:18 AM »
Depending on the scroll speed you have set, they could be Bass or they could be Forkies.

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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 08:03:52 AM »
Still better than nothing showing. That first picture is what you are looking for though. When the bass really get thick , those lines can almost make the whole screen go black.

You're getting me keen to dust off the sounder again and hit Wivy. My current yak I haven't bothered installing it yet. It's that time of year again when Wivy glasses out and can fish at its best and most comfortable. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 08:56:37 AM »
a couple of questions.

- Is the Humminbird in dual beam mode? ie are both the 20 deg AND 60 deg turned on for those pics?

- What sort of speed were you doing when you took the screen shots?

And as Basser said, what do you have the scroll rate set at?


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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 10:33:52 AM »
Still better than nothing showing. That first picture is what you are looking for though. When the bass really get thick , those lines can almost make the whole screen go black.

You're getting me keen to dust off the sounder again and hit Wivy. My current yak I haven't bothered installing it yet. It's that time of year again when Wivy glasses out and can fish at its best and most comfortable. Thanks for posting.

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I too am keen to head back give us a yell if you head out ill join you if I :youbeauty can

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 01:13:01 PM »
Me too! Right after I recover my baitcasting outfit from the bottom of that bloody lake...
Fingers crossed!

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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 02:12:09 PM »
Hmm I will have to check the settings. I think the speed is around medium setting.
I was paddling but notvery fast, i was trolling at the time. As for the beam setting I am not sure, will have a Look when I get a chance and let ya know. 
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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 09:31:08 PM »
Why i asked is....

A 60 degree beam angle will show a wider, deeper arch on the screen than a 20 degree beam setting.

The faster you are travelling, the faster the fish goes in & then out of the beam. Travel fast = narrow arch, travel slow = wider arch.

The scroll speed. Fast scroll speed will also give a wider arch on the screen.



Depending in the combination of settings and speed, the returns from the same fish can be displayed alot differently.

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Re: Sounder shots
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 09:37:59 PM »
Ok cool thanks, yet to get a chance to look at the settings

 

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