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 .
Sign in to follow this  
hitthebricks

Sonar question

Recommended Posts

hitthebricks    0
hitthebricks

When I motor in to a area and check out the sonar I'll see fish and figure it looks like a good place, shut the motor off, troll around with the electric, but I don't read to much anymore on the sonar, get ready to leave, fire up the motor again and start to leave and there is fish everywhere again. WHY?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
John McCann    0
John McCann

sounds like your transducer is too close to the motor. bubbles and such is distoring the response.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Surface Tension    265
Surface Tension

Where is the sounder getting it power from and what else on that battery? If you have a volt meter on your sounder see how many volts you have when running and compare that to when the problem shows up. Could be that you getting a voltage drop from a weak battery after the main engine is shut down or the trolling motor is turned on. That voltage drop if significant, is like turning your gain down.

Where is the transducer mounted?

If the ducer is mounted to close to the motor or on the left side of the boat(prop rotation)it can throw turbulence at the ducer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hitthebricks    0
hitthebricks

Well guys, The transducer is mounted on the right hand side and about as far away as you can get. The readings I do get when the moter is running are not the interference type but archs relating to structure or baitfist or depth changes. I think you described it well with "its like turning down the gain". I have a new starting battery and thats what powers everything but the trolling motor. I'll have to check the connections for a voltage drop or poor contact. Thanks HTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hitthebricks    0
hitthebricks

I checked the voltage with a multimeter and I have 12.5 volts with the motor off or running. Would it appear like that because I'm moving slower with the electric 1/2-1 mph vs. 3+ mph with the 200? HTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim Hudson    0
Jim Hudson

Hit

What is it do you not read anymore? Fish as in arcs? Do you loose bottom? If your over weeds, does it still show these? And what kind of sonar is this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hitthebricks    0
hitthebricks

OK, I pull into area and see fish relating to breaks or active around schools of baitfish, start up the trolling motor and never see that again on the sonar. I talked to a buddy tonight and his claim was "the fish are active and disperse as you go over them" so they don't display on sonar. Buy the way, does a tm scare or disrupt active fish? I'm using a Lowrance 480LMS but all I read is bottom, but no fish type arcs when hunting for fish and using the tm for power HTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
countryboy9799    0
countryboy9799

For me its the opposite. I think my outboard scares the fish away especially in shallower water. I always mark more fish with my elec. trolling motor. You could try drifting for awhile where you think there should be fish and see what happens. If you mark fish drifting then I would wonder about the TM.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jim Hudson    0
Jim Hudson

Arcs usually turn into straight lines when you are not moving or moving very slowly with a trolling motor from my observations... You still should be able to see that.. As long as you graph still shows good definition of the bottom and still shows other structure like weeds, rocks, etc I would believe your graph is fine..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
andy j    0
andy j

Jim is right most of the time you see archs when you are slowly moving and will see longer horizonal marks when you are not moving or moving very slowly, this is because the fish stays under the cone angle longer which results in a longer mark. if a fish camps out right below your tranducer you will get a continuous horizonal mark until the fish leaves the cone angle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hitthebricks    0
hitthebricks

Sounds like a good answer, I'll have to ceck it out when I get out next time. Thanks for the replys HTB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this