Fishfinder

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Fishfinder

Postby Karyl1 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:42 am

Hi everybody! I'm going to go to a new place (friends are somewhere in the area of Lake Wahpool). Experienced fishermen tell me that I can not do without a fishfinder and I need to buy it. Is it true? I never used it. Another friend gave this video on Youtube.In neighboring forums, an article was procured that I had more questions than answers. Prompt please me to be.
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https://www.bestadvisor.com/how-to/how- ... fishfinder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zduEkll1cFU

Many thanks! Jordan :water:



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Re: Fishfinder

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:05 am

It does give you a edge over the fish.
Otherwise sometimes its just a stab in the dark.

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby Lightningx » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:24 am

Hi there and welcome.
A fish finder helps but I have caught plenty of fish without one :)

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby Stumpjumper » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:15 am

HeHe….they are great. You can see all the fish that are ignoring your efforts.

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby 4liters » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:40 am

It’s worth the money, even a shitty cheap one can tell you a lot about the shape of the bottom which is handy when you want to find the edge of a channel
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm

If you go to a.new area i say worth getting a combo unit



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Re: Fishfinder

Postby Lightningx » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:05 pm

Stumpjumper wrote:HeHe….they are great. You can see all the fish that are ignoring your efforts.

Haha yep that too.

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby Karyl1 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:03 pm

Thanks for the answers! Does it work on radio waves? Something like radar? I correctly understood that it fixes only a large concentration of fish? If I want to catch single fish then it will not be so effective?
The opinions were divided into two camps ... I'm at a loss

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby smile0784 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:18 am

n operation, an electrical impulse from a transmitter is converted into a sound wave by an underwater transducer, called a hydrophone, and sent into the water. When the wave strikes something such as a fish, it is reflected back and displays size, composition, and shape of the object.

In other words if the beam hits 1 fish it shows as one fish.
If beam hits multiple fish it shows multiple fish.

Dwpwnding how its.set up it might not read fish flat on the bottom like gummy sharks for flathead etc but bait fish, salmon , kingfish ect that move up amd down the water colom will show up

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Re: Fishfinder

Postby 4liters » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:07 pm

Karyl1 wrote:Thanks for the answers! Does it work on radio waves? Something like radar? I correctly understood that it fixes only a large concentration of fish? If I want to catch single fish then it will not be so effective?
The opinions were divided into two camps ... I'm at a loss

Depends on the quality of the sounder and the installation. A shitty sounder might only show up large fish or large schools of small fish, while a good one will even give you an idea of the species in some situations, once you learn how to read it.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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