How To Find Fish With A Fish Finder?

By Peggy Perry / January 25, 2018

Gone are the days when fishermen had to wait for hours in boats to catch a fish. Now with the help of new technology, they can determine the precise location of the fish. But, sometimes, even heavy equipment can’t help them. Nowadays, fishermen lack one exceptional ability, and that’s curiosity and patience. Just because they have sonars and fishing equipment, they think catching a fish is an easy task. Here are some tips you should apply before you start this adventure.

Get to know your fish finder

Every fish finder comes with an instruction manual, so even if you aren’t familiar with this technology, you can read everything and learn quickly. But, instead of focusing on manuals, you should concentrate to the chart plotter. Small blips and dots on the screen mean a lot more than you can comprehend at this point. Fish likes to migrate, but when it finds a right spot, it tends to stick to it. In this way, you need to pinpoint where exactly those “dots” appeared and when was the last time you saw them.

The most effective way to accomplish this is to split the screen between the fish finder and a chart plotter, if your unity doesn’t support this option, then it’s time to upgrade. After all, these two systems are designed to work together, and they give you an ability to find recorder, using the GPS, even after you passed the location. So, if you hit a right spot, it doesn’t mean you have to stop immediately and run for the help, punch a Mob and record a location. But, if you have this system installed, you can go back later, or GPS will take.

Many people are against having all-in-one units; they are guided with a thought that if one fails you, they both go out of commission. This is true, but considering technologies nowadays, you don’t have an excuse of not having a GPS.


Once you learn how to use fish finder and chart plotter in coordination, it time to focus on zoom option. Zoom is a handy feature, and it can tell a lot about the bottom you are fishing over. On the other hand, when you are fishing in deep waters, then the bottom composition is not that important. The bottom of the river is always presented as a counter-intuitive on the screen. A hard bottom will be shown as a thin line, which soft like a thick line.


Are you still experiencing the bad results with fish finder? Are you not catching the fish? Well, maybe you should change the position of your transducer. If you have a transom-mount transducer, then you need to adjust its location, to have a clean flow. Otherwise, it will ruin your fishing experience. Or you can find some other model that won’t disturb the fish beneath you. If you apply these general specifications, we guarantee you will have a nice catch.

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