foxfai

Reading the fish finder, fish at mid column

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Well this might be really stupid, but even after watching numerous youtube videos and wanted to find out what some of the readings are. But here is my point questions:

 

1) Can seaweed strands or water current show up on the finder when it flows under the boat? Some times I see scatter (like tiny green/blue dots) comes every so often under the boat at around 10 feet down on a 30 feet depth. Tiny Bait perhaps? 

 

2) Once in a while there will be a very distinct fish mark around the same depth column 10 ft down or so shows up. If that's a single fish that just swimming around, how do we even go about catching it (don't even know what it might be).

 

 

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Yes your unit can and will show weeds etc.  If you are marking suspended fish that is a good thing.  How to go about catching them, where are what species?

 

Could be anything including crabs or whales or carp or bunker 

 

I use my ff more to finds find structure and bait and less to actually locate fish.  If i am over structure you will often see fish.

 

Offshore it is for bait balls and the like.  It is pretty rare we see pelegics on the finder and hook up with chunking being the exception.

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On 6/18/2020 at 6:17 AM, Captain Ahab said:

Yes your unit can and will show weeds etc.  If you are marking suspended fish that is a good thing.  How to go about catching them, where are what species?

 

Could be anything including crabs or whales or carp or bunker 

 

I use my ff more to finds find structure and bait and less to actually locate fish.  If i am over structure you will often see fish.

 

Offshore it is for bait balls and the like.  It is pretty rare we see pelegics on the finder and hook up with chunking being the exception.

These are more recent shots. No fish was caught even I know they were swimming by not too far from shore.

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6 mins ago, nicknotsebastian said:

are you driving ?, drifting ?, anchored ?

 

where about (general area).  if anchored any current ?

 

Anchored with current around woods hole.

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20 mins ago, foxfai said:

Anchored with current around woods hole.

lowrance?

 

if i had to guess:

the “scatter“-  maybe bait.  something small like sand eels.  the “smudge marks” - i’d guess jellyfish.  that one bigger red mark in the first frame looks like a fish.  maybe a bass.  if i was trying to catch it - daytime i’d want to drop down a live mac, nighttime a live eel.

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On 7/23/2020 at 4:54 PM, foxfai said:

These are more recent shots. No fish was caught even I know they were swimming by not too far from shore.

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If you can change the settings to a higher kHz and see what you get. Fishing that shallow you may be better off. Try that and post pics of both high and low and let me sea what you get.

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23 hours ago, ReelRush said:

If you can change the settings to a higher kHz and see what you get. Fishing that shallow you may be better off. Try that and post pics of both high and low and let me sea what you get.

I think I've looked at the split hz. This image is duel beam 77 and 200hz. I can split them to two, but won't make much of a different you see here.

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It should look a little different. When fishing shallow water you should be using the higher frequency. You will get better detail. 

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