Just got the hook 7

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Just got the hook 7

Postby Kimtown » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:40 am

Only have very, very basic sounder knowledge.

Having a hard time working out what's fish, what's weed and what's nothing basically lol.

Any guides, videos, tutorials etc. on how to set up the sounder perfectly so I can actually eventually sound up snapper?



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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Kimtown » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:18 pm

so i've looked at a few guides and what not, but i'm still finding it hard to distinguish actually what is what. on the traditional sonar, everything looks like fish.. i assume the sensitivity is out of whack, because the whole screen is lit up...?

also what angle is ideal for the transducer? atm mine is sitting at a flat 0 degree. should it be aiming down slightly? i find it hard to get bottom even slowly cruising at 8-10km/h...

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Jarvi2001 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:29 pm

Basic summary: if you see boomerang shapes on the sounder then they are fish.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... ggFr2CcgLg

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Kimtown » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:52 pm

Jarvi2001 wrote:Basic summary: if you see boomerang shapes on the sounder then they are fish.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... ggFr2CcgLg

There is so much going on in that pic

I assume the big clutter in the middle is a school of bait fish and the arches are bigger fish rounding them up? What's all the noise up the top?

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby purple5ive » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:01 pm

you will need to be out on the water and give the sounder a good run, to get familiar with what your seeing, im still trying to work mine out 100%, but generally snapper should show up as an arch .
all depends on how the transducer has been installed as well, if thats not installed properly then kiss everything else goodbye.....
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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Nude up » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:04 pm

Google search rick huckstepp depth sounder secrets it's a DVD and he also does a book it's based on lowrance will help you immensely



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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Kimtown » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:29 pm

How do I know if the transducer is installed properly or not lol

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Nude up » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:52 pm

Go to ch smiths website they have lots of info and pictures of transducer installations google the hook 7 transducer installation

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby rb85 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:15 pm

Check the installation manual to start with.
Learn about your transducer eg frequency, beam angle, power as these will help you along.

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Re: Just got the hook 7

Postby Kimtown » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:59 pm

Ok I'm 99.99% sure my transducer is installed properly, I think the device being on auto-sensitivity makes the device too noisey and difficult to figure out exactly wtf is going on with the screen. Also I think maybe my transducer could angle downwards like 20-25 degree, rather than sitting dead level.



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