Is anyone using one, or even the lowrance equivalent? I’m very interested in getting one for some pelagic fishing as well as tracking roaming schools of perch in the summer. Just trying to do my research to avoid buyers remorse.
Currently I have all the “other” types of sonar but you have to pass the fish to see them which is disadvantageous when trying to target singles or small schools in open water. It’d be nice to keep them in front of the boat to avoid spooking...
Can you track fish and your jig on it like you can with livescope?
Part of the equation for me is targeting single walleyes in the winter. It’s crucial to be able to follow that individual fish in order to make a presentation. With regular sonar it’s nearly impossible to stay above one long enough to get it to eat.
Post by herringbone on Mar 10, 2021 22:00:16 GMT -5
My two cents. I don’t have anything that comes remotely close to anything like these units, but my question would be the depth range they’re capable of. You speak of winter walleye, that tells me you’re looking 50’ and deeper in the lakes that are around here. I know you get better readings at deeper depths with regular sonar, but that’s also creating a lot of extra range your unit is looking. Start pinpointing a fish in 65 fow, might be a little different. Like I said, I don’t know as I have nothing of this caliber, but def something I’d like to see more info on if I was in the market. I’ve seen some newer versions of sounders while watching YouTube ice fishing videos that seem like they would do well for what you’re wanting to to. And even though it’s old school, video/sonar/sounder shows you can actually see the fish move up to bite the lure.
So I made the mistake of watching some Mike Smedley videos and he shows live target on his Simrad. After watching him catch bait and know EXACTLY, and I mean EXACTLY where to throw, I was hooked. I ordered live target and a new screen for the bow. The weather the past few weeks hasn’t worked out but it’s updated to the latest software and ready to try. I will post back hopefully Sunday!