Setting up Sounder for WP. Are these true arches?

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

Postby cobby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:52 pm

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cobby wrote:Judging by the image I'm going against the grain and say your sensitivity is to low. The arches are barely defined, the image is way to clutter free for Westernport and the bottom lacks any real definition, even if your were on barren mud. Get rid of auto sensitivity and just use plain on manual.

Crank it up until the screen is basically full of crap, back it off a little bit so a lot crap is gone, but the stuff like those arches are fully defined.


Alright will do cheers


What depths were these in?


Taking a guess, but probably around 12m if it's the area I'm thinking of



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

Postby STriplett1997 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:07 pm

cobby wrote:
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cobby wrote:Judging by the image I'm going against the grain and say your sensitivity is to low. The arches are barely defined, the image is way to clutter free for Westernport and the bottom lacks any real definition, even if your were on barren mud. Get rid of auto sensitivity and just use plain on manual.

Crank it up until the screen is basically full of crap, back it off a little bit so a lot crap is gone, but the stuff like those arches are fully defined.


Alright will do cheers


What depths were these in?


Taking a guess, but probably around 12m if it's the area I'm thinking of


Pretty close. Might be worth a look again?

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

Postby cobby » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:31 pm

Always in the lead-up to a full moon. And in early October for other red things. That whole area produces, there's no real magic spot.

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

Postby Kimtown » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:26 am

Is this at anchor ?

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

Postby rb85 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:55 am

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.

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

Postby STriplett1997 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:44 am

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



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

Postby STriplett1997 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:44 am

Kimtown wrote:Is this at anchor ?


nope

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

Postby frozenpod » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:49 pm

Which transducer do you have, looks like it has a massive wide angle.

You need to use a lot more gain.

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

Postby STriplett1997 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 pm

frozenpod wrote:Which transducer do you have, looks like it has a massive wide angle.

You need to use a lot more gain.



Bullet Transducer came with the unit.
What do you mean by using more gain?

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

Postby frozenpod » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 pm

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.



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