1/14 Greene County pond

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1/14 Greene County pond

Postby hilly77p » Jan Wed 14, 2015 9:14 pm

Got out after work about 4:30-dark. Iced 8 nice gills. Still tryin to figure out my fish finder. Seems I was catching were it wasn't marking fish and not catching where it was marking. The user manual that came with it is junk. Anyway, I think this be last time out around here. Got a warm up starting tomorrow and going through the weekend.

I was hoping to travel north this weekend, but the holidays put a bigger dent in my wallet than I realized. I'm going to try to make it to the first ice tourney. Would like to put faces with names and get on the ice some more!

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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby princecraft » Jan Wed 14, 2015 9:23 pm

Good start.
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby Frenchman83 » Jan Wed 14, 2015 9:50 pm

Awesome job. Next year will require better planning.
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby Felix » Jan Thu 15, 2015 7:57 am

Try YouTube and find some vids on the fish finder. Would be cool
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby luvndabeers » Jan Thu 15, 2015 8:01 am

Nice gills!! I had the same issues when I first started using my flasher. you'll get the hang of it
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby chewbacca » Jan Thu 15, 2015 9:33 am

What fish finder did you get?
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby hilly77p » Jan Thu 15, 2015 9:48 am

Chewy, it's the Lowrance elite 3X. Fairly new model, only been out for a few months I think. so there isn't much about it online. It's the all season pack, so I have the iceducer for it. This is my first fish finder ever, so I'm pretty ignorant about most of it.
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby Felix » Jan Thu 15, 2015 12:52 pm

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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby hilly77p » Jan Thu 15, 2015 12:55 pm

Felix wrote:Gotta be close to this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUdB4C7EDOE



I'll take a look at it. Thanks Felix :tup
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Re: 1/14 Greene County pond

Postby chewbacca » Jan Thu 15, 2015 1:49 pm

Hilly,
I have the Humminbird version of your unit. Here's is my experience with marking/not marking fish...First, if you were fishing in shallower water (less than say 10') your sonar cone is rather small, even at the bottom. There is a good chance fish were hanging outside the cone and when they decided to bite they were coming in quickly from outside the cone to hit your bait. Secondly, I know with my unit I struggle to be able to tell if fish are hanging tight to the bottom. Usually when I drop the ducer in the hole I will look at the graph for a little bit to see if I can distinguish any fish on the bottom. Sometimes I can tell right away that there are fish there and sometimes it appears like there is nothing until I start dropping my bait down the hole. Many times I'll think nothing is there and as my bait is dropping the bottom will become real active and then fish will start coming up to investigate my bait. Once they start to release from the bottom I quit dropping my bait and see if they will come up all the way up to it. If they don't I will slowly work it down a little at time until they will finally come all the way to it. If they come to it but won't bite I will slowly pull it away from them which causes them to sometimes strike. It seems the higher the fish will release off the bottom the more likely it is that they are gonna strike. Sometimes you will see them streak from the bottom towards your bait and by the time you look back to watch your spring bobber they will have already bit! It can happen that fast. Also, the deeper the water is the harder it is for the graph to mark fish tight to the bottom. My unit has a dual cone. In shallower water I use the wide cone but when you get to deep water the wide cone becomes a nuisance because it could be marking fish that are 25' or more away from the whole (depending on the depth you're fishing). So I will switch to the narrow cone so that I am only marking fish that are fairly close. Sometimes in deep water I will switch back and forth between the 2 cones and that will help me determine whether I should move to an outer hole or stay where I am at. Just keep practicing and you'll get it.
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