Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

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Re: Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

Postby rb85 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:01 am

STriplett1997 wrote:
rb85 wrote:Not being familiar with your sounder model its transducer etc it seems like the sounder is zoomed in on the bottom? They look like arches to me nut appear to be a weak return image.



Thats a zoom setting its on, i can zoom it out and see the whole water column. might just need sensitivity adjusting


I use zoom searching for snapper the arches are thicker but still a little distorted my sounder is a furuno



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Re: Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

Postby STriplett1997 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:45 pm

frozenpod wrote:Gain also called sensitivity.

The hook series have three different transducer options out of the box.

Some lowrance have very wide angle transducers which is what you appear to have from the image. Wider angle provides greater coverage but poor definition and less range. Good for shallow water fish finding (great for finding snapper in 10m of water) and objects show up as large arches so they might look like monsters even though they are 40cm salmon.


When you say objects show up as arches, does that mean anything and everything will show up like that or not what you mean? Sorry I’m conpletely new to sounding for fish

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Re: Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

Postby frozenpod » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:07 am

STriplett1997 wrote:
When you say objects show up as arches, does that mean anything and everything will show up like that


Yes exactly everything will show up as arches with a wide angle transducer where as they will show up as blobs with a narrow angle transducer.

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Re: Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

Postby STriplett1997 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:38 am

frozenpod wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
When you say objects show up as arches, does that mean anything and everything will show up like that


Yes exactly everything will show up as arches with a wide angle transducer where as they will show up as blobs with a narrow angle transducer.



How do I tell what’s what from what if that’s the case?

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Re: Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

Postby frozenpod » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 am

Mostly through experience with your particular unit.


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