Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Simrad Screen Shots

 Here are a couple screen shots from my new Simrad. If it keeps finding fish like these it may be a keeper. I am over a Huge school of Stripers. I located them while running 22 mph, slowed the boat down and made a 180. I slipped the trolling motor into the water and there they were. I stayed on the school for about 40 minutes, keeping an eye on my graph. If I saw more fish to the left side of the boat which is shown on the side scan I would turn my boat to the left and try to keep the boat in the middle of the school. If I started to run out of the school I would turn my boat 90* to locate which way they were going. We stayed on them until they moved up onto a 20 foot flat where they started blowing baits out of the water. The Simrad looked actually better than this most of the time but I was too busy baiting rods and netting fish to take any screen shots.

The top screen shot looks great but this is what I like to see. Looking on the side scan you can see fish on both sides of the boat. Look out to the left side of the boat and the fish are 2 to 3 times the size of the ones on the right. On the left side of the sonar page you can we had our baits set at 25 feet. A fish hit the bait but got off before getting to the boat. The thin line moving upward to the dot at 41.1 is the sinker being reeled in with no bait or fish on the hook. The larger Stripers appeared to be on the outsides and leading edges of the school. I can't wait to get out on the water without clients so I can play with my new unit and get it and myself dialed in. These Stripers on Lake Anna may be in trouble.....

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