This video is a fish finder tutorial on how to mark fish properly. It will show you how to tell how big the fish is, what kind of bottom your’re fishing (mud, gravel, sand etc) whether you’re using a Humminbird fish finder or another brand. Personally, I like Humminbird as I’m sure you’ve noticed by the title of my blog. I researched lots of brands, and read fish finder reviews at Fish Finder Fanatic before I made my choice. Now, on to the video:
In the video, the device used is a Humminbird 997c edition. So lets look at the 2D sonar, which starts at about 1:00. The first thing you want to do despite the brand is go into the menu and select the Sonar option. There, you will find the Fish ID option (might be called something slightly different) and then TURN IT OFF! I know, that sounds crazy! But it simply isn’t what you think…it won’t mark fish, it won’t tell you what is what. In the video you can see some blue lines go by…with Fish ID on it would mark it as fish but as you can see the strength of the sonar is pretty weak and its just as likely a change in water temp or something else.
Now, you can follow the rest of the instructions for settings etc in the video. At 5:30 the settings are complete and now we can go look for a school of bait fish to see how to mark fish properly. You can see what a fish arc looks like at 5:50 with a school of bait fish. If you notice the signal isn’t too strong. You can tell by the color whether it is 20 feet to the left or right (blue means weaker signal). Once you find a fish, you mess with sensitivity to easier mark it and essentially see exactly where the fish is. Now it’s up to you to catch them!
Fishing has been even more fun since I got my Humminbird 858c fish finder. This is one of the most popular fish finders in the market today. Since I have started using it I have realized why it is so popular. I read a lot of product reviews on different fish finders before I decided on this one. Not once have I regretted my decision. Every time I use it I am increasingly convinced of my decision to go with this device. It is money well spent. The ease with which it helps me with my fishing is a good return on investment . I have friends who’d boast about their favorite fishing spots. They’d show me pictures of fish that they’d caught. I seemed to be the only guy who couldn’t catch fish. No matter how much time I spent, I just couldn’t seem to get them to bite. I tried all the spots they’d recommend. I had no luck. I tried different lures. I must’ve spent a small fortune on artificial bait. That didn’t work out too. It was then that someone accidentally let me in on a little secret. They were all using fish finders.
GPS is a Strong Plus
There are several advantages with using the Humminbird 858c over other fish finders when you go fishing. This device uses the latest in scientific research to help you find fish. Additionally it also has a built-in GPS device. The GPS device is especially helpful on large lakes and at sea. It is important to remember your favorites fishing spots. On large lakes or at sea you don’t have visual references to mark your spot. The Humminbird’s GPS feature comes very handy here. You can mark the spots where you got fish. You can use this information the next time you go fishing to the same area. Additionally this device has built-in maps off almost 3000 lakes in the United States. These maps are contour maps of the lake beds. You can receive the channels and drops where you’re most likely to catch fish. The other advantage with the GPS is that you also can never get lost. If you’re fishing in a complex maze of canals and waterways, the GPS ensures that you always find your way back. If your boat stalls, you can always call for help and give your exact coordinates.
Humminbird’s Display surpasses all Expectations
The display on this device makes it stand out from other fish finders. At 7 inches the screen is just perfectly wide. The 480 x 800 pixel resolution ensures crystal clear quality and picture like display. This is one of the best displays you could find on a fish finder. It is bright enough to see in daylight. You don’t have to cover the area around the screen to darken it or anything. It is readable in bright sunlight. This is the king of fish finders. What I personally like is that it not only tells you where the fish are but also what species of fish it is. I can also differentiate underwater rocks from underwater bushes. This is important as this is where the fish are.