Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
BobT

Chart Manual Mode??

Recommended Posts

BobT

I found a feature on my Lowrance X67c. From the sonar menu I scroll down to select "Sonar Features." There's a "Chart Manual Mode" checkbox in there that I don't understand and there's nothing in the manual about it. I can turn off Auto Sensitivity and Auto Depth Range and manually set these without checking the "Chart Manual Mode" option. So what's the difference? 

 

Anyone have a good explanation for this and how it can be beneficial? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
20 minutes ago, BobT said:

I found a feature on my Lowrance X67c. From the sonar menu I scroll down to select "Sonar Features." There's a "Chart Manual Mode" checkbox in there that I don't understand and there's nothing in the manual about it. I can turn off Auto Sensitivity and Auto Depth Range and manually set these without checking the "Chart Manual Mode" option. So what's the difference?

 

Anyone have a good explanation for this and how it can be beneficial?

 

It's been a few years but I think it's when someone wants to only see a part of the water column like if they are fishing in deeper water looking for suspended fish at a certain depth zone or fishing just on the top or just all the bottom and don't want to keep seeing the screen and depth range numbers keep jump back and forth on Auto?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT

I am able to shut off the auto depth range and manually set it to whatever maximum depth I want. It'll stay that way until I reactivate auto depth range. For example, if I manually set the depth range to 60' it will lock the scale to 60' regardless of the actual depth. I can do this without checking the "Chart Manual Mode" box. 

 

I found plenty of examples in an online search where it is recommended to check the "Chart Manual Mode" box but not one explanation why this is to be done or how this checkbox changes things. I sent the question to Lowrance yesterday but still waiting for reply.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
leech~~
1 hour ago, BobT said:

I am able to shut off the auto depth range and manually set it to whatever maximum depth I want. It'll stay that way until I reactivate auto depth range. For example, if I manually set the depth range to 60' it will lock the scale to 60' regardless of the actual depth. I can do this without checking the "Chart Manual Mode" box. 

 

I found plenty of examples in an online search where it is recommended to check the "Chart Manual Mode" box but not one explanation why this is to be done or how this checkbox changes things. I sent the question to Lowrance yesterday but still waiting for reply.

 

Ya, I was saying more of you can set a zone of either, bottom, middle or top of water more like a Zoom. Not the whole depth zone top to bottom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT

Hmmm. Will have to experiment. I don't know if I've ever found a way to do that except with the zoom bar feature. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobT

For anyone else that may have wondered about this I did get an answer from Lowrance. Essentially, it disables auto depth range, auto sensitivity, and fish ID all at once leaving these things in full control of the user. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Posts

    • Spearing Machine
      I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water.   I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches.   Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer 
    • eyeguy 54
        click below to check different areas. there are maps to click on also.  just scroll to find. pretty neat tool.    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/cwdcheck/index.html
    • ANYFISH2
    • Rancid Crabtree
      extended forecasts look good up north. We won't have fish-able ice in the metro until at least the 2nd weed in December assuming no dramatic temp changes. The big Expo is Dec1-3 but temps look promising ~1.5hrs north. I wonder if the ability to go fishing might impact the amount of traffic at the show!
    • Kettle
      There's preliminary testing then if flagged it gets shipped to a lab I believe in CO to verify the results.
    • Chill62
      10 day forecast doesn't show anything with low temps below 15 degrees.  It might make ice but it wont be making it necessarily fast.
    • Nix769
      Thanksgiving would be nice...but first week of December still works!   Rogers on Red is already allowing wheelers and sleds...no side by sides yet.
    • leech~~
    • Rick
      A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River.  The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27. DNR staff and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota cut the tree on the Friday before Thanksgiving each year from one of 59 state forests. However, the search for just the right tree begins months before. DNR foresters keep an eye out for a tall tree that’s nicely shaped and well filled out. It also needs to be in a location where it will not be damaged when dropped and then easily pulled out and loaded onto a trailer. Minnesota’s state forests provide clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, timber and special forest products. This year, small businesses are making 150,000 wreaths with balsam boughs harvested from state forest lands. The estimated annual sales for Minnesota companies producing holiday wreaths exceed $23 million and Minnesota’s public lands support a large share of this economic activity. Each holiday season, half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees store carbon during their lifespan. They can be chipped for mulch when the season is over, making them an environmentally friendly choice.
      More information and details on viewing the tree is on the state Christmas tree page. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.