Utilizing a fish finder to locate fish isn't troublesome, however it takes some practice and some becoming accustomed to. The main activity after purchasing a fish finder is self-evident Read the Manual! The manual may not be energizing or may have more technical information than you are keen on reading, however, it cannot be focused on enough how important it is to read the manual so as to familiarize yourself with the unit you purchased.
The following activity will be to mount your fishfinder. Regardless of whether you are utilizing a transom mount, trolling motor mount, structure mount or a portable mount, your manual will have the option to walk you through the means to appropriately mount your model. If all else fails, counsel a professional or have a professional mount it for you.
Presently you are ready to turn on your fish finder and prepare to catch more fish. At the point when you first turn the unit on, it will be in automatic mode, meaning that the pre-programmed settings will be being used. As you become more familiar with your model, you will have the option to change to manual mode and customize the settings to the fishing conditions you experience. To start, leave the fish finder on automatic and take a brief turn around the lake, bay or ocean that you fish in. Watch the display constantly to discover what you see. Try not to stress over catching fish or understanding everything on the display yet. That will accompany understanding.
Presently start adjusting each feature in turn and become familiar with that feature. One of the key settings to play around with is the Affectability setting. At the point when you adjust the unit's affectability you are adjusting the intensity of the fish finder. The basic general guideline is, the lower the force (affectability) the lower the quality of the view on the display. Specialists prescribe setting the affectability to somewhere in the range of 75 and 100%. Trial and mistake will be the most ideal way to decide the optimal setting for your model.
The following setting to visit in manual mode is the Fish ID setting. When you have a vibe for your unit, turn off the Fish ID feature and attempt to become acclimated to reading the fish arches that you will see naturally on the screen. The fish symbols displayed by the Fish ID are useful for genuine novices, yet once you start to familiarize yourself with the display it is smarter to learn how to read the natural fish arches. The fish arches will give you a more accurate perspective on what is submerged.
Another feature, Auto Profundity, is best used at its pre-programmed setting as you start utilizing your fishfinder. Utilizing the pre-programmed setting will advise the unit to automatically track the bottom and is best used when you are new to utilizing sonar. As you become more of a specialist, you can manually set the upper and lower cutoff points of the display window. The smaller the display window you set the better the goals will be. In general, master anglers eliminate the top hardly any feet of water and stop the scan about ten feet underneath the genuine bottom. The display window size will obviously vary contingent upon how profound the water is and what sort of fish you are hoping to catch. Trial with the display window size until you are comfortable with both the amount of water you can see and the image goals.
As you are turning out to be more and more familiar with your fish finder, you will see a horizontal line across the screen. This line is the Profundity Cursor and can be gone up or down on the display. At the point when you discover some fish, adjust the profundity cursor to slice through the fish arches and the unit will disclose to you exactly how profound those fish are. Presently you realize exactly how profound to drop your bait.
One final feature to touch on right now the silencer set. This setting tells the unit how much "background" clamor to sift through. Eliminating the background clamor may be useful, yet on the off chance that your transducer is mounted appropriately, it is generally unnecessary. On the off chance that you discover you have to use the silencer to locate fish, at that point you should watch that your transducer is mounted accurately. In general, you want to have the silencer off as having the silencer setting too high can hinder the sonar signal altogether and you won't discover fish that way!
Utilizing a fish finder can appear to be truly daunting right away, however, like anything else throughout everyday life, it just takes practice. Try not to be afraid to try different things with your model, attempt various settings, and see what happens. Trial and blunder will ultimately assist you with tuning your fishfinder to the ideal configuration for your fishing experience. Before you know it you will locate more fish than you realize how to catch. Good karma and have fun fishing!